The president of the Generalitat and general secretary of the PSPV-PSOE, Ximo Puig, at the socialist rally last Saturday in Valencia.Rober Solsona (Europa Press)
The president of the Generalitat Valenciana and candidate for re-election for the PSPV-PSOE, Ximo Puig, has announced this Monday, after the halfway point of the campaign for the regional elections of 28-M, a pioneering monthly supplement [en torno a unos 300 euros] that equates the non-contributory pensions received by women who have dedicated their lives to taking care of the family and have carried out precarious jobs or in the underground economy, with the contributory ones. “It is a question of justice and dignity. The Generalitat will recognize the invisible and essential work of housewives, of women who for so many years have been doing decent work but without recognition after retirement”, Puig defended. Puig has outlined her government program on equality with which she, she has said, wants to improve the living conditions of women.
The number of beneficiaries would be around 23,525, although the cost of the measure is difficult to calculate because the starting situations are very different. “It will be an acceptable figure, otherwise the Minister of Finance [el socialista Arcadi España] he wouldn’t have left me”, said Puig, referring to the economic impact of the measure, which would mainly affect women over 70 years of age.
Another of the measures in his plan is aimed at women entrepreneurs, for whom he creates the Lidera fund, which will provide 75 million euros. Of the total, 30 million will go for loans at 1% interest, 20% non-reimbursable aid and with a 4-year grace period; A further 35 million will be used to guarantee companies, managed through the SGR, and another 10 million will nurture a venture capital fund for technology companies promoted by women. In rural areas, a special plan will be created for the creation of local service cooperatives, also promoted by women.
With regard to conciliation, Puig has insisted that “in the next legislature, families with two children will be considered numerous throughout the Valencian Community” and has announced that “we will promote the Family Law that will establish a catalog of discrimination bonuses positive and we will create an observatory that will x-ray the priorities and design specific policies”.
The president and candidate also proposes measures to fight against marchist violence, among which he highlights “strengthening the network of courts specialized in violence against women and promoting training with a gender perspective in professionals who work with women and child victims.” “We must advance in sensitivity and skills”, Ximo Puig stressed. The Minister of Justice and regional candidate, Gabriela Bravo, has added that there will be 10 new courts, one more in each provincial capital, and in Xàtiva, Ontinyent, Requena, Sagunto or Llíria.
“We are not playing now if Sánchez or Feijóo”
What affects the most is what happens closer. To not miss anything, subscribe.
The socialist candidate has insisted that considering next Sunday’s elections in terms of national politics is unfair: “Raising the regional elections to a national category” is “denaturalizing” these elections, since the characteristics of national politics “have nothing to do with see with these elections”. “Now we don’t play if Sánchez or Feijóo is going to be president,” he added.
The “PP-Vox” does not “have an alternative for the Valencian Community” because “it knows that it cannot debate”, and has pointed to last week’s debate on a hypothetical illegalization of Bildu, which “has nothing to do with the Community Valencian”. However, he has remarked that “no regional government has been closer to the victims” than the Consell.
In relation to the controversy surrounding the Real Madrid player Vinicius in the match played this Sunday with Valencia CF in the Mestalla field, Puig has considered the racist expressions that exist in Spanish society “worrying”, but has considered that ” at all” the public at Mestalla is, and attributes the insults denounced by the player to the fact that “someone said something outrageous”.
The president has aligned himself with the statements of the Valencia CF captain, José Luis Gayá, and has indicated that the players “must be good professionals and must not behave arrogantly”. “Arrogance is a bad adviser, the same on a soccer field as in a bullring,” he slipped after Alberto Núñez Feijóo’s rally in the arena of the Valencian capital on Sunday.
Receive every afternoon the Daily elections bulletin, written by the deputy director of EL PAÍS Claudi Pérez. And here, the x-ray of all the communities that go to the polls.