The Deputy Secretary General of Communication of the PP, Pablo Montesinos, has opened the door this Thursday for the deputy and exportavoz ‘popular’ Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo leaves the party in the event that she has “lost the illusion” or “does not agree with the political evolution of the formation”, as a result of the criticisms of the formation leadership in its new book and after breaking the party’s voting discipline in the election of candidates to the Constitutional Court.
“If I lost the illusion is what I would do,” Montesinos pointed out in an interview in The Hour of the 1 from TVE, where he recalled that two years ago he left his career as a journalist because he considered that “Casado must be president of the Government” and, at the same time, that “Sánchez is the worst president and that a new stage must be opened.” “But now, if I weren’t at ease, I would have thanked and taken a step back“, he insisted.
“Pablo Montesinos (PP): “I am in politics because I consider that Casado has to be president of the Government, because I believe that Sánchez is the worst president and that a new stage must be opened” https://t.co/W2XU5eYbgg#LHPabloMontesinos pic.twitter.com/oDHAGPc3hn“
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Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo is currently in the spotlight of the match, after last week break the voting discipline of the PP in the election of candidates to the Constitutional Court, for which it could be sanctioned by the parliamentary group; and, a few days later, after the presentation of his book ‘Politically undesirable’, criticized in an interview in The world Casado’s lack of leadership and accused García Egea of exercising a “testosteronic” command and of “bullying”.
Asked then if you consider that Ávarez de Toledo must leave his seat in CongressMontesinos has indicated that he is not going to speak for other people, but that this is his “personal” vision and what he would do. “I believe that if you are not happy or in agreement with the political evolution of your political formation, if I lost the illusion or the desire, I think I would act that way,” he insisted.
The PP could sanction Álvarez de Toledo for breaking voting discipline
Against this background, the deputy for Barcelona and exportavoice of the party in the Congress of Deputies pointed out this Wednesday that she has no intention of abandoning her act in Congress and that she will assume the consequences of the open procedure for having voted blank and breaking discipline in the election of the magistrates of the Constitutional Court.
On this, Montesinos has pointed out that the Popular Group has already explained that they will act as with any deputy, since when “voting discipline is not followed” the internal organs “do their job.” “It is a common and standard procedure which is carried out in the case of Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo or of any other deputy who, due to the questions he deems appropriate, does not comply with the voting discipline on issues that are very clear in the internal regulations, “he explained.
Apart from this, for Montesinos, the Popular Party has to focus “on the concerns of the Spanish.” “With the one that is falling in Spain, with the protests, the rise in the electricity bill, in the shopping basket … that is the PP. And the Spanish would not understand that we were in something else“, he insisted.