The campaign for the Madrid elections reached a new peak of tension this Friday after Pablo Iglesias (United We Can), and later Angel Gabilondo (PSOE) and Monica Garcia (More Madrid), will abandon an electoral debate once Dew Monastery (Vox) question the veracity of the cards threatening received by Iglesias.
The tension has continued in the later hours with the messages in the social media and in the campaign events that have been held during the afternoon, in which the candidates have reaffirmed their positions and during which the cancellation of the other two television debates that were scheduled has already been announced.
In fact, the socialist candidate has warned at a rally late in the afternoon: “Everything has changed in the panorama of the elections.”
The notorious absence of the president and candidate of the PP for reelection, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, It has ended up eclipsed by what happened in the course of the debate in the SER, which Iglesias has left a few minutes after starting, while Gabilondo and García have done it about an hour later, after a recess.
Vox has celebrated what happened as a success, and Monasterio has written on Twitter: “The left is afraid to debate because it has betrayed the people of Madrid.”
This debate will be the last dialectical duel that Madrid voters will be able to see. Why so much Spanish Radio Television (RTVE) as The sixth they have canceled the discussions they were scheduled to hold next week. The reason? The left decision not to participate with Vox.
“After the refusal of several candidates to hold new debates and after what happened this Friday in the electoral campaign, the Friday has decided to cancel the debate on Monday 26 “, indicates the chain on its Twitter profile. For its part, the public entity has issued another statement in which it explains that the debate that was scheduled for the 29th is canceled” before the announced absence of several candidates and in order not to prejudice the mandatory proportionality and neutrality of RTVE“.
In an electoral rally late in the afternoon this Friday, Díaz Ayuso has snapped at Pablo Iglesias that if he wants other political formations to “condemn violence, he is the first to get away from it” because he “bleaches and fools” with ETA.
Hours before, the president had insisted on Twitter that she rejected violence, after the PP of the Madrid’s community publish and delete a tweet that read “Iglesias, close when leaving.”
At the same time, wrapped in a ceremony in the Villaverde neighborhood, Iglesias has assured that “the only thing he has done is to fulfill his duty as a political representative.”
“Without nuances”, the president of the PP, Pablo Married, has supported the candidate of United We Can, while the mayor of Madrid, Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida, has accused him of “hypocrisy.”
For his part, Bal has said that he will go to all the debates, “and if I stay alone, I stay alone.” Later, he has even doubted that the incident arose “spontaneously” by Iglesias.
The president of Vox, Santiago Abascal, said in the afternoon that his party “condemns all violence” but that the “alleged threats” against Pablo Iglesias “stink of montage.”
The party wants the end of the matter to be reached in court so will appear as a popular accusation in the judicial process that may be opened.
Vox has not hesitated either to attack the president of the CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, which had previously condemned the threats to Iglesias, for not having done so before with the violence suffered by the party.
“How little shame are these” businessmen “who have never undertaken anything, except the path of submission to a criminal government,” he denounced.
The frustrated debate this Friday has once again placed those of Santiago Abascal on the front page of the news. The strategy that Vox has launched these elections has undoubtedly been that of a hard right: from the list of names of Maghreb origin that receive rental aid to the controversial cartel against unaccompanied foreign minors.
All this coupled with a frenzied activity on social networks and some acts crowded, in which the safety distance has not always been respected, as denounced by the Government delegation in Madrid.
Vox’s pre-campaign event also made headlines. On April 7, during a rally in Vallecas that marked the starting gun of the Vox campaign, several left-wing radicals tried to boycott the presence of Abascal and Monasterio. The Policeman National arrested a dozen people for attacking several agents and causing disturbances.
In other Vox acts, incidents have also been registered, such as this Friday in Parla, where the Police have charged a group of radicals who they threw stones and other types of objects against agents. The same as in Vallecas.
And Vallecas and Parla also join Navalcarnero. This Thursday, the Civil Guard detained three people, one of them a minor, for attacking authority and throwing objects at the participants in the Vox rally held in the aforementioned Madrid town.
However, from Vox they say that neither the incidents of Vallecas Neither the criticisms of their electoral campaign will cut them off, but quite the opposite: they will continue with the same campaign and will go to the municipalities of the call for votes belt Red from Madrid.