The President of the Government and Secretary General of the PSOE, Pedro Sánchez, has asked this Sunday the vote to “stop the extremist threat of the extreme right” represented by Vox, given the death threats received by the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, the leader of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, and the director of the Civil Guard, María Gámez.
“Vox is a threat to democracy”, Sanchez has sentenced at the Ecuador rally of the Madrid regional elections campaign held by the PSOE in Getafe, in which he has wrapped up the socialist candidate, Ángel Gabilondo.
During his speech, the socialist leader was very hard on Vox for “accusing” Marlaska, Iglesias and Gámez of making up the threats, and has warned that it is “the last line they cross”. “What is happening is something that we must stop immediately, so it is over, it is not normal. It is no longer about Madrid, it is about our democracy,” he defended.
Gabilondo insists that he wants “words and not bullets”
The PSOE candidate for the Presidency of the Community of Madrid, Ángel Gabilondo, has also addressed the extreme right to warn him that “no threat” will make his left-wing heart stop beating. has insisted that he wants “words and not bullets”.
“To the violent I say: ‘Here we are, we are the left and we are not going to apologize for it’. We have our pride, we are the PSOE. These days I have felt how Madrid rebels, how it stirred before a nightmare that reminds us of past times of darkness and we do not want that to return “, has launched Gabilondo.
For the socialist candidate, two things can happen on May 4: “Either democracy wins or insults and hatred win”. For this reason, so that the latter does not happen, he has encouraged “all democrats” to mobilize to stop extreme right-wing extremism “with human values” at the polls. “Democrats are more, more united and equal. There are nine days left for the vote, there is plenty of time to silence the hate speech with enthusiasm, enthusiasm and dignity. Vote by vote we will achieve it,” he said.
He has also insisted that He is “outraged” by the “indifference” of the regional president and PP candidate for reelection, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, and the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, in the face of threats from “their far-right partners”
In his opinion, that “indifference” causes the “extreme right to take shape”Since in order to reach the institutions, fascism “needs accomplices.” Given this, he believes that the people of Madrid must “defend themselves from totalitarian thoughts and not allow themselves to be dragged or humiliated by them.”