Asks to reconcile electoral rights and freedom of information
MADRID, 5 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Minister for Territorial Policy and Government spokesperson, Isabel Rodríguez, has assured this Friday that if she were to go, she would not speak about the PP in the press conferences after the Council of Ministers, but that the Executive has to answer the questions that journalists do.
In this way, Rodríguez has pronounced himself after the Central Electoral Board (JEC) has opened a disciplinary file against him, which could lead to a fine of between 300 and 3,000 euros, for violating his duty of neutrality on three occasions when he appears in Moncloa as spokesman in electoral period.
In an interview with TVE, collected by Europa Press, the minister has shown her "respect" for the decision of the JEC, specifying that it has just started and is in process.
And he has stated that he has "so many things" to tell about Pedro Sánchez's "government action" that --"for me--"I would not talk about the PP". In this sense, he has referred to the new housing law or to the "magnificent" employment data released this week, stressing that Spain is growing faster than its neighboring countries.
"This government has a lot to tell and I would spend zero minutes talking about the PP. What I do in that press room", the one in Moncloa once the Council of Ministers ends, "is to answer the questions that I am asked" and also when "they ask me about the position of the Popular Party", he has wielded.
The spokeswoman has said that if she is questioned about the statements made by the Popular Party, "the Government has to respond." "He has to answer to you (the journalists) and above all he has to give his answer to public opinion," she remarked.
Asked then if she is going to measure her words after the file opened by the JEC, Rodríguez has affirmed that she is always "very careful" with her words, "even now in the electoral campaign." And she has added that at rallies sometimes she "forgets" to mention the PP because she has a lot to tell about what the Government "does for the country."
"You have to act with institutional respect and I always try to do it in all my public interventions", but "you have to reconcile all the rights that are at stake, electoral rights and of course also the right to freedom of information of the citizenry" he has argued.