The Popular Party (PP) is still looking for a legal formula that helps correct the technical or human error in the result of its deputy for Cáceres, Alberto Casero, who assures that in his vote there was a yes to the labor reform, when he claims to have selected he does not'. Thus, the general secretary of the PP, Teodoro García Egea , has insisted this Saturday that the most important decree of the legislature has been approved "with tricks" and casts doubt on the vote, since, in his opinion, it has lacked the " obvious procedure regarding the processing of votes ". He denounces that the president of the Congress, Meritxell Batet , did not comply with the telematic voting procedures and did not protect or attend to the rights of the deputy, accusing her of "acting as a militant of the PSOE and not as president " of the Lower House after what happened in the adjusted vote, which went ahead with 175 in favor and 174 against.
Number two of the PP reproaches the Government of Sánchez for breaching the regulations. "It has approved a law, but it has failed in the attempt to demonstrate to the European Union and to the Spaniards that it has a great majority behind it" and it has remarked that it is the "first great right that is validated with more real votes against than favor". "This labor reform has been approved with cheating and lacking the procedure regarding the processing of votes," he repeated. Egea has also launched an order at the Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz, calling her promise to completely repeal Mariano Rajoy's reform a "big lie", while at the same time making her ugly for having lied to her electorate with a decaffeinated decree law based on a "simple and mere make-up".
"Outrage against constitutional rights"
One of the last to pronounce on the day of heart attack experienced on Thursday afternoon in Congress was the Minister of Economy, Finance and Employment of the Community of Madrid, Javier Fernández-Lasquetty, who calls for amending what happened and warns that maintaining the result as it is will cause discord and confrontations. "I think there has been an outrage against the constitutional rights of a parliamentarian to cast their vote correctly," the counselor assured during a visit to Pastelerías Mallorca. And he adds: "This reform, since it began, has only brought bad news. If it continues in force, it will bring confrontation, discord and malfunctions in the ability of companies to maintain their workforce," considers the counselor, who believes that it will be more complicated as a result of it for unemployed people to get a job or for those who already have a job to opt for a better one.
At the time of the vote , the Government supposedly had tied the necessary votes to carry out the measure, but the two deputies of the Unión del Pueblo Navarro skipped party discipline and voted against it. This should have knocked down the reform, but Casero's supposed telematic 'yes' pushed it forward by the minimum. Fernández-Lasquetty sentences that the mistake is not fixed "immediately" , because "they know that a labor anti-reform would fall".
The reform "less sanchista and podemita"
In parallel, the president of Ciudadanos (Cs), Inés Arrimadas, has defended this Saturday that her party was "sensible in the face of shame" and has applauded that it is the "least sanchista and podemita" that could be carried out. Arrimadas has indicated that Cs was a "reasonable party in the face of sectarianism and serious in the face of the lack of words " for supporting a labor reform in which Bildu and ERC "have not touched a comma" , he celebrated in the central campaign act in Valladolid together with the Cs candidate for the Presidency of Castilla y León, Francisco Igea.
He explained that his party acted in defense of the interests of the Spaniards , putting "good sense in the midst of embarrassment", supporting the proposal endorsed by the social agents and that "it has nothing to do with the slogans" of the leftist parties. He has reiterated that the approved reform "does not look anything like what the sanchismo and Podemos wanted to do." Quite a blow that, in addition, "has taken power away from the separatists."
A "weakened" PSOE
The waters have moved quite a bit since January 7, 2020, when Sánchez managed to form the first Coalition Executive , a pact that included the repeal of the labor reform as a priority issue, as they have announced with great fanfare throughout of these two years. However, the situation and circumstances -pandemic through- are far from the projects in mind of Díaz, Sánchez and the already former vice president, Iglesias. It is the partners of United We Can who recognize that the PSOE, the head of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, and the PSOE with its "theories about an alternative majority" to the investiture bloc, come out "weakened" after what happened in the tight vote to validate the labor reform when it became clear that "you cannot play both sides" . This was expressed this Sunday by the deputy of United We Can and spokesperson for En Comú Podem in Congress, Aina Vidal, who summoned to "resew" the progressive majority, after a negotiation from which everyone left "bruised" , and has no doubts that they will work together on other laws.
However, Vidal has also said that this episode teaches lessons at all levels and has called on ERC, Bildu and PNV to stop "playing with fire" , being convinced that they voted against convinced that the labor reform would go ahead with other supports. Given the tight vote, he has asserted that he saw "the white faces" of the deputies of these formations who were in plenary at the risk that the reform would not come out and has lamented that his refusal was a "way of marking Díaz" . "We have to understand that you can't play with fire or with people's bread. When you want a law to come out, you have to vote for it," he added. He has also opined that the socialist part of the Executive must understand that in order to advance in the reconstruction of Spain it has to rely on the investiture majority. Therefore, the message must be taken in two directions. On the one hand, the groups that voted against must change their attitude and the Executive will reach out to them. "We need a progressive majority and the PSOE has to understand it ", Vidal has riveted.