MADRID, 8 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has congratulated Women's Day, which is celebrated this Wednesday, March 8, and has admitted that there are still many things to work on to achieve equality between men and women.
When asked in Congress about the division between the left-wing parties in this 8M, Sánchez affirmed: "Happy Women's Day. There are still many things for which we have to continue working", although he has also assured that the Government has the commitment to continue doing so in pursuit of "real and effective" equality between men and women.
Sánchez made these statements before a day on March 8 to which the feminist movement arrived divided and the day after the parliamentary groups that make up the Government, PSOE and Unidas Podemos, voted divided to take into consideration the reform of the law of 'only yes is yes', to which the purples opposed.
When asked about it, the PSOE Secretary for Equality and deputy, Andrea Fernández, stated that the Socialists feel "satisfied" after their proposed law went ahead, which managed to pass the process thanks to the favorable votes of the PP.
In addition, questioned about whether they fear reproaches in the 8M demonstration that is being held this afternoon, she has indicated that she expects a "normal" day since the feminist movement "transcends" political parties and that all women share common demands.
Finally, although she has admitted that she would prefer only one demonstration to be held instead of two, she has stated that the discussion is "inseparable" to the feminist movement. Lastly, she has been convinced that the government coalition will endure despite the reproaches that were expressed on Tuesday in the rostrum during the debate to take into consideration the law of yes is yes. "We are going to work but of course we do," she said.