Sánchez praises the coalition government after the abstention of UP with the audiovisual law





The Chief Executive, Pedro Sánchez praised his partners at United We Can and the coalition government this Fridaywhich he has defined as a “great team”, one day after the minority partner of the Government avoided supporting the audiovisual law approved in the Council of Ministers by voting differently from the PSOE.

To date, they had differed in the sense of vote in other initiatives, such as proposals not of law or admission to processing of legislative projects at the proposal of the groups, but no normative texts from the Council of Ministers in which both parties sit.

However, the government has denied that the coalition is at risk. In his intervention during the presentation of the Strategic Project for the Social and Care Economy in La Moncloa, Sánchez dedicated a few minutes at the beginning of his speech to praise the work of all members of the Executive and has made multiple mentions of the “Progressive Coalition Government.”

The PSOE manages to carry out the controversial audiovisual law with the abstention of United We Can and the PP

Sánchez recognizes “everyone’s choral work”: “Pride of the great team”

Thus, he has recognized “the collective work of all the ministers”, naming on more than a dozen occasions the progressive coalition government that has achieved social progress such as raising the minimum wage, approving the Minimum Vital Income or a new labor reform .

“Thank you and pride in the great team I have in the progressive coalition government. To each one, thanks… despite the difficulties, we are moving towards greater quotas of social conquests”, he said while addressing the numerous members of the Executive who were present, among them, the second vice president and Minister of Labor and Economy Social, Yolanda Diazthe Minister of Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda, Ione Belarra and the Minister for Equality, Irene Monteroall of them members of United We Can.

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The Chief Executive has indicated that “the progressive coalition government” works “above any adversity and difficulty” that Spanish society is going through with empathy, social dialogue and proximity. “It is evident that neither Spain nor the first progressive coalition government in the country’s democratic history have made things easy for them. First the pandemic and now the war,” Sánchez said.

For its part, United We Can has expressed that it voted abstention this Thursday as a result, since “it did not want to reverse the PSOE amendment that hands over Spanish audiovisual production to large private television stations and that puts independent productions at the feet of the horses”. However, they argue that the party was “loyal and responsible with the Government” allowing with his abstention that the law went ahead.

Sources from United We Can admit to TVE that they hesitated until the last moment and that they decided to abstain when they saw that the law was no longer in danger due to the abstention of the PP. Minister Alberto Garzón has lamented the lack of agreement with the PSOE, although he points out that “these differences must be normalized.”


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