He closes the race to the polls with a rally in Barcelona and insists on going to the polls to defend the Welfare State
The general secretary of the PSOE and president of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has defended the electoral campaign that the socialists have carried out, focused on the interest of the majority and has accused the PP of only being aware that the majority does not attend on Sunday lets vote.
At the closing of the campaign in Barcelona, before 4,000 people in the Vall d'Hebrón pavilion, he accused the right of playing "the worse the better" in these days prior to the municipal and regional elections on May 28. Also participating in the act were former president José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the first secretary of the PSC Salvador Illa and the candidate for mayor, Jaume Collboni.
On the contrary, he has defended that the PSOE campaign has focused on defending the interest of the majority of citizens and therefore has asked to go to the polls to vote for the social shield that protected people during the pandemic and now against The consequences of war.
Sánchez has asked to defend public services and the Welfare State with votes against the right that only wants to cut and privatize when it is in power. In addition, he has accused the main opposition party of wanting to return to the cuts and precariousness of Spain in 2013.
He has also accused the "independence right" of those who he has accused of wanting to return to the Catalonia of 2017, that of "division, separation and confrontation between Catalans." Thus, he has indicated that between them there is an immense majority of citizens who want to advance in social justice and coexistence.
"I ask all of them to vote on May 28 so that we can advance in coexistence, in rights and in employment so that Jaume Colboni is the next mayor of Barcelona", he exclaimed, in what was the shortest intervention by Sánchez throughout the electoral campaign, which lasted less than 15 minutes. Sánchez's rally has been interrupted by a group of activists who have branded the PSC a "climate suicide party".
Along these same lines, Sánchez has shown pride in the campaign carried out by the Socialists, in a positive, purposeful manner and with education towards the adversary and respect for citizens. On the contrary, he has pointed out that insult, disqualification and tension have been found in front.
Thus, he has shown himself convinced that they will win the municipal elections in Barcelona and has indicated that the Socialists have presented the best proposals in health, housing, education.
"Who have the best candidates for mayor of Barcelona, Catalonia and all of Spain? The Socialists", he boasted.
Along the same lines, Sánchez has complained that the right has not made proposals during the campaign. "He has not said anything apart from insulting, twitching, disqualifying the adversary, the only thing he has said has been to repeal", he pointed out.
In addition, he has insisted that the PP is dedicated to cutting when it is in government and threatening to repeal. "Two verbs for the same purpose, dismantle, demolish and destroy", he has complained, while he has pointed out that going back to the past is not a political project. "We ask for the vote to advance, in harmony, in coexistence in rights and in job creation."
THANKS TO ZAPATERO FOR THE END OF VIOLENCE
Sánchez began his speech with words of thanks to the former President of the Government, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, noting that since he left La Moncloa he has always been "building coexistence and contributing harmony"
"I want to thank you for that, but above all I want to thank you for having achieved peace and an end to violence when you were President of the Government together with our long-awaited Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba", said Sánchez.
Previously, Zapatero had praised Sánchez for approving pardons for the pro-independence leaders convicted of the process and even went so far as to say that it was what he valued most about the current chief executive.