The President of the Government and Secretary General of the PSOE, Pedro Sanchezassured this Saturday that “the enemies of Europe are not in the Kremlin, they are also in Spain” and warned that “what is a risk for Europe cannot be a solution for Andalusia” in the elections on the 19th of June.
In his first pre-campaign act in the Andalusian elections, in which he accompanied the socialist candidate, John Swordsat a meeting held at the San Isidro school in Torredelcampo (Jaén), Sánchez assured that, before the invasion of Ukrainethe Russian president, Vladimir Putinhad already tried to weaken the European project “supporting when not financing” political parties that were betting “on a weak Europe and not on a larger and stronger Europe”.
In this line, Sánchez has underlined the “importance and validity of today’s Europe“, in addition to claiming the role of social democracy in the region. “Social democracy governs the economy in a much more efficient, equitable, and certainly without corruption, that is what social democracy does in Europe, and that is what we are doing here in Spain”, he said.
The head of the Executive also recalled in his speech theUkrainians who have been forced into exile from their country as a result of the Russian invasion and which, according to data from the Ministry of Inclusion and Social Security, amounts to 100,000 people.
Claims “sound politics”
The socialist leader has also reviewed some of the achievements of his time at the head of the Executive and has stated that “it is not the same” to opt for a left-wing or a right-wing government, claiming “sound politics” and the “general interest” against a “right and extreme right” that “puts their partisan interests first.”
Sánchez has highlighted above all the mechanism approved on Friday by the Council of Ministers to limit the price of gas and thereby reduce the electricity bill. “There are days that are particularly special,” said the Chief Executive, who added that this achievement is “not the result of a unilateral decision” but of “very laborious work on all fronts, at a national and European level “.
According to Sánchez, this measure will have an impact of a rreduction of between 15% and 30% in the electricity bill and will benefit 30 million Spaniards. “That is what the government is doing, claiming healthy politics, politics that puts the general interest before all the noise and all the turbulence that may be suffered throughout these difficult times that we are living with a pandemic and a war,” he added.
Faced with this, Sánchez has criticized the position of the right, which advocates an “unhealthy” policy that “puts partisan interests first and runs over the interests of the citizens”. “That is unhealthy politics, the politics that the right always practices when it is in opposition, the policy that puts its partisan interests first and runs over the interests of the citizens”, he indicated.