Not a word. Pedro Sánchez has not skipped the script this afternoon in Tarragona and has ignored the scandals for buying votes and fraud that affect the PSOE in a town in Murcia and in Almería. He has barely made a tangential allusion, at the beginning of his speech in which he has referred to “those who muddy politics, insult, disqualify because they know very well the consequences of the power of the vote” to call for mobilization. An implicit message to the PP.
He has asked to go “en masse to vote for the PSOE” on Sunday to defend “public health and the Welfare State”, the Prime Minister has reiterated, omitting the scandals that persecute the Socialists in this final stretch of the campaign. “They don’t want us to go vote,” he launched from Tarragona.
“You have to make the electoral campaign a useful political exercise because those who want to make housing an urban hit, who want to do and who seek public health and public education a business, what they do not want is for us to go vote next May 28”, he has indicated in implicit reference to the PP.
In fact, Sánchez disembarks in Catalonia this Friday with the aim of closing the campaign in Barcelona and supporting the candidate Jaume Collboni to recover the command rod in the Catalan capital, one of the great objectives of the Socialists.
In the previous act this afternoon in Tarragona, the socialist president once again boasted of his management, he exhibited the Housing Law that just came into force today and he has shelled out some of his star legislative reforms to ask for the vote. A typical rally in which he also referred to Catalonia and boasted that now “in all the territories of Spain the Constitution is complied with.”
On the issue of electoral fraud, the PSC candidate for mayor of Barcelona, Jaume Collboni, has spoken, who sees the alleged cases of vote buying as “specific” for the municipal elections this Sunday and has defended the response of the PSOE, which he has described as exemplary.
“The political parties have to be exemplary and the socialist party too, and it has done so, opening files and suspending the people investigated from militancy”, he highlighted in an interview on RNE this Friday collected by Europa Press, in which he has asked that the full weight of the law fall on the guilty.
He said this after the Civil Guard arrested two socialist candidates in Mojácar (Almería) for allegedly being part of a plot that tried to capture votes by mail among Latin American citizens.
The mayor has also defended that “any legislative modification that guarantees that there are no practices of this type must be done urgently.”