The president of the Popular Party, Pablo Casado, has affirmed this Sunday that if the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, does not immediately dismiss the Minister of Consumption, Alberto Garzón, he is directly “responsible for what he says.”
The leader of the popular has focused a good part of his closing speech on the XIV Congress of the PP in Castilla y León, which has proclaimed Alfonso Fernandez Manueco new president of the party in the region with the support of 98.26% of the delegates, in censuring Garzón for his statements about Spanish livestock and the -in his opinion- “poor quality of its meat” in a British media.
Casado has insisted, as he has been doing for days, that Sánchez must dismiss the minister in a sudden manner and has warned that, “if he does not do so, he becomes directly responsible for what he says.”
“It is clear that Sánchez is not going to dismiss Garzón but I have my doubts that those of Garzón are not going to dismiss Sánchez,” he said, before criticizing the socialist for being “hostage” of Podemos, his partner in the Government of coalition.
“He is such a weak Prime Minister that he cannot even dismiss his ministers. Sánchez is really co-president of the Government of Spain because there are two governments”, he opined.
Casado has assured that the PP is “the party of the countryside” and that “Spanish meat is the best in the world”, as well as its livestock. “We are not going to tolerate it being said that animals are mistreated in Spain or that toxic meat is given,” he stressed in reference to those statements by Garzón to the newspaper The Guardian in which he stated that Spain exports poor quality meat from mistreated animals.
“They don’t know our land. There are no macro farms here, there are small and large farms. Who else than the farmers is interested in the animals being well cared for?”
Casado thus closed this Sunday the Congress of the PP and Castilla y León, the starting signal for Mañueco’s campaign for the elections on February 13, which from the PP they focus on as the consolidation of the change in the political cycle initiated with Isabel Diaz Ayuso in Madrid on May 4. “To win and show that we are the party of the land,” Casado proclaimed.
“I have desire, enthusiasm, energy and strength to continue improving the Community, together we are going to win the elections”, said Mañueco, who has been revalidated as president of the PP of Castilla y León and to whom the latest Data10 survey for OKDIARIO places one seat in the absolute majority.