Chain BE Valencia ha canceled a political debate scheduled for next Monday after learning that the PSPV-PSOE, Commitment Y United We Can they were not going to participate with Vox, if you do not condemn the death threats to Pablo Iglesias, as happened this Friday in Madrid.
This meeting had been scheduled at the end of the half of the legislature for the autonomous government and was suspended as a result of the controversy experienced in the radio station of the same group around the United We Can candidate for the Presidency of the Community of Madrid, Pablo Iglesias, and his scuffle with his Vox counterpart, Rocío Monastery. Both Iglesias and Angel Gabilondo (PSOE) and Monica Garcia (More Madrid) drop out of school.
This was announced this Saturday by SER Valencia, which had organized a debate for next Monday to analyze the current moment of Valencian politics and in which the spokespersons of the six parliamentary groups of Les Corts had confirmed their participation.
In the last hours, the representatives of the PSPV-PSOE, Compromís and Unides Podem, Manolo Mata, Fran Ferri and Pilar Lima, respectively, they have confirmed to the station their decision not to participate in this space, as indicated by the SER in a statement.
The absence of these three spokespersons “prevents Cadena SER from holding the debate because the initial idea of a confrontation of ideas with the plurality of all points of view is impossible,” he explained.
This reaction occurs after the debate organized on Friday by the SER between candidates for the Madrid Assembly and in which Pablo Iglesias, from United We Can, has left when the Vox candidate, Rocío Monasterio, doubts the veracity of the letters threats that have been directed at himself, the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Maslaska, and the director of the Civil Guard, María Gámez. Subsequently, both the PSOE candidate, Ángel Gabilondo, and the one from Más Madrid, Mónica García, have joined and the debate has ended early.
The parties of the Botànic government (PSPV, Compromís and Unides Podem) already marked positions this Friday not to “whitewash fascism” and plant a “democratic front against hatred” of Vox.
Unides Podem advanced that it will not share space with Vox and Compromís that it will not go if they do not condemn the death threats. Pilar Lima, UP trustee and regional coordinator of Podem, was the first to refuse to sit down with Vox, in addition to asking the “Valencian democratic parties” to stand in the same way. «I’m very excited to participate, but I’m not excited whiten fascism», Summarized on Twitter.
Subsequently, the Catalan Ombudsman, Fran Ferri, announced that he had contacted the rest of the Botànic spokespersons (PSPV and UP) to “establish a clear position against hate“, Guaranteeing that he will not share a debate with those who do not condemn death threats because his objective is to sit down with” the democratic forces, “according to sources from the coalition told Europa Press.
For his part, Manolo Mata (PSPV) defended, also on social networks, that “when what is at risk is democracy, there is nothing left but to exercise the”democratic frentism“, Highlighting the” lesson “of the three candidates for the 4M and warning that” Citizens will have to think in which field they want to play because their candidate, Edmundo Bal, has been left alone with Rocío Monasterio. “