The Cadena Ser debate among the candidates for the Community of Madrid for the next elections it has been especially tense, to such an extent that it has caused the premature end of it.
The most tense episode has been the scuffle between the candidate of United We Can to the Community of Madrid, Pablo Iglesias, and Rocío Monasterio, the candidate for Vox, by not getting the first Monastery to recant having questioned the sending of bullets to various members of the Government.
The reactions of politicians and parties have not been expected, some like Vox to gloat over the situation created and the abandonment of the debate by churches and others to show their rejection of what happened and condemn the threats received by Iglesias.
Several participants in the debate such as Mónica García, from Más Madrid, who also had a confrontation with Monastery, wanted to express on her Twitter account that with “far right is incompatible with democracy”. In addition, García has announced that his party will not participate in more debates: “The conditions are not in place to hold more debates.”
What happened in #DebateSER it is intolerable. This extreme right is incompatible with democracy. To date, the conditions are not in place to hold more debates.
– Monica García (@Monica_Garcia_G) April 23, 2021
The More Madrid candidate has indicated that she would like In the remaining ten days of the campaign, the left-wing parties “were able to separate the far-right of Monastery from the political debate”, so that there is a “rich and very necessary” political debate, in which up to now the extreme right has shown “that it only knows how to do hate politics.
In the same vein, the leader of Más País, Íñigo Errejón, who believes that “there are no conditions to debate like this” and has called not to participate in “more ‘shows’ given to the extreme right: this has been the last, to sweep them at the polls.”
There are no conditions to debate like this. No more shows given to the far right. This has been the last. To sweep them at the polls.
– Íñigo Errejón (@ierrejon) April 23, 2021
Unidad Podemos has also announced that will not debate with Vox again during this election campaign, according to recognized Iglesias before the media, and has celebrated that the candidates of the PSOE and Más Madrid, Ángel Gabilondo and Mónica García, respectively, have joined his protest afterwards.
Another candidate who has wanted to express his rejection has been Edmundo Bal, candidate of Ciudadanos, who has said that “the extremes feed off each other and seek to turn Spanish politics into this. In an unbreathable place where those who disagree are insulted and pointed out. I do not want this Madrid nor is Spain. In front of the civil war, Constitution of 1978, union and concord “.
The extremes feed off each other and seek to turn Spanish politics into this. In an unbreathable place where anyone who disagrees is insulted and pointed out. I do not want this Madrid nor is Spain. Against civil war, Constitution of 1978, union and concordpic.twitter.com/2znNQI16f3
– Edmundo Bal (@BalEdmundo) April 23, 2021
Other parties outside the Madrid sphere, such as the PNV, have “publicly denounced”the climate of hatred, intolerance and tension that is sowing VOX “.
We also want to denounce the climate of hatred, intolerance and tension that is sowing @vox_es, a toxic environment that threatens democratic normality and that results in episodes like the one we have just condemned.
– EAJ-PNV (@eajpnv) April 23, 2021
The PP tweets “Iglesias, closes when leaving”, but then deletes the Tweet
In a message on his twitter profile, the PP of the Community of Madrid has tweeted “Iglesias, close when you leave”, although a few minutes later he has rectified by deleting the tweet.
This has been taken advantage of by his political adversaries, who They have not hesitated to publish the screenshot of the message. The PSOE has expressed in its account that “in a democracy this is unacceptable.”
Despite this, both Pablo Casado and Ayuso wanted to recall that they condemn the threats received by Iglesias and Marlaska. Casado has told the media that it does so without nuances and that it is “absolutely inadmissible” for this to happen and ask the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the origin of those letters.
In a more concise text but in the same sense, the president of the Community of Madrid has written that, “as he has always done”, condemns these types of threats.
I have just left a ceremony with Their Majesties the Kings in Alcalá de Henares and I am seeing the controversy.
I definitely condemn any threat, as I have always done. pic.twitter.com/2VvwvG8iwa
– Isabel Díaz Ayuso (@IdiazAyuso) April 23, 2021
With the exception of the tweet deleted by the PP and the messages of support for Monastery by his party, the political parties have wanted to express their support for Iglesias and they have joined in a unanimous condemnation of what happened.