The appointment between Feijóo and Abascal occurs after the PP and Vox pact in Murcia, a decision that López Miras has "made", according to 'Génova'
MADRID, 4 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The leader of the Popular Party, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, will hold a meeting in Congress this Tuesday with the president of Vox, Santiago Abascal, as part of his round of contacts to gather support for the investiture debate that is scheduled for 26 and 27 September. The next day, he will hold a meeting in the Canary Islands with the president of the islands, Fernando Clavijo.
After this interview with Abascal, Feijóo will travel to the areas affected by the fires in Tenerife and the next day will hold a meeting with the president of the Canary Islands Government, as confirmed at a press conference by the PP spokesman and vice-secretary for Culture and Open Society , who has not yet detailed more dates of contacts with other parliamentary groups or regional presidents.
On August 30, Feijóo met in the Lower House with the PSOE leader, Pedro Sánchez, to whom he offered a document committing to call elections in two years if Sánchez allows him to govern and offered him six State pacts.
That same day in the afternoon, the leader of the PP had a talk with the Lehendakari, Íñigo Urkullu, a conversation that he described as "frank and profitable for the present and the future of the Basque Country and the rest of Spain."
Feijóo himself confirmed then that during these weeks he will maintain contacts with the regional presidents and with the political formations with a view to the investiture. For now, this week his meeting with Abascal and Clavijo is known.
It has been Vox who has advanced that the president of his party and Feijóo will meet this Tuesday in Congress. Before that meeting, Abascal has summoned this Monday the territorial leaders of the party that share regional governments with the PP to analyze the new political course and review compliance with the coalition agreements.
In addition, Abascal has advanced, given the intention of the PP to meet with Junts before the investiture, that the party led by Carles Puigdemont "is not a valid interlocutor" and he will let Feijóo know this Tuesday.
However, the PP frames this contact with Junts within the institutional normality that the 'popular' want to recover with the parliamentary groups of Congress, as explained by the spokesman for the formation, Borja Sémper.
Thus, Sémper has described the difference between what the acting government is doing and the meetings scheduled with the different parliamentary groups to convey the Feijóo government program to them as "oceanic": "The PP is going to be in the institutional framework and in the policies that he would promote with Feijóo as president. Sánchez is something else".
The meeting between Feijóo and Abascal occurs after the PP and Vox agreement in Murcia, whereby the 'popular' give up two ministries: Interior, Security and Emergencies, which will have the rank of vice presidency; and Infrastructures.
Given this agreement, the PP spokesman, Borja Sémper, has stressed that it has been the acting Murcian president, Fernando López Miras, who has had the decision in his hand at all times and has made it clear that he has the support of the party leadership.
"López Miras, due to his way of directing this process, deserves the recognition of the PP, but the decision was made by him, thinking that an electoral repetition was bad for the people of Murcia," he said at a press conference at the PP headquarters, after the steering committee meeting.
Faced with the lehendakari's commitment to present his constitutional convention in the Cortes, Sémper has indicated that the PNV "takes these issues out for a walk in pre-electoral periods" because "later, during the legislature, they do not talk about this" when "it governs the Basque Country".
"Regarding the content, there is nothing new, they are euphemisms that change depending on the moment and depending on the needs. We believe that the Constitution does not have to be reinterpreted, what we have to do is recover the Constitution in its principles", has settled.
Sémper has pointed out that they live in a "decentralized country in which there are broad political and management powers in the autonomous communities." "What should be asked is the regional leaders, also Mr. Urkullu, Mr. Aragonés and the rest of the regional presidents, is what they are doing with the powers they already have."