Puig asks "coherence" to Page: "There was general agreement on the political strategy"

The president of the Valencian Community, Ximo Puighas asked for “coherence” from Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano Garcia Page. They are party colleagues but their speech when referring to the Government of Spain is very different. This despite the fact that Pedro Sanchez, President of the Government and Secretary General of the PSOE, met this past Saturday in Zaragoza with all the regional leaders precisely to try to close ranks and that the elections of May 2023 be a success that anticipates a new victory in the general elections. The peace lasted only a few hours.

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García-Page gave an interview to The world, published this Monday, in which he maintained that if Sánchez “continues with the same companies -in reference to United We Can as an ally in the government and to ERC or Bildu in the Congress of Deputies-, the PSOE will suffer a punishment.” These statements were highlighted by the general secretary’s call to order hours before, but they were not new. Last Monday, at the II Spanish Economic Forum ‘Castilla-La Mancha, the coming tourism’, García-Page stated that “95% of the PSOE’s deterioration problems have to do with its partners and their pacts.”

Barons like García-Page understand that their luck at the polls will have to do with the extent to which they manage to separate themselves from Sánchez and from a wear and tear that only the CIS questions against the PP of Alberto Nunez Feijoo. But other barons, such as Puig, although critical regarding the demands of their territory -in the case of the Valencian Community, for regional financing-, align themselves with the national leadership whether or not it has a cost. The party has an internal problem that is public and notorious. Deputy Odon Elorza has suggested that García-Page should be sanctioned.

“Solitary War”

Puig does not go that far, but, interviewed this Tuesday on ‘La hora de La 1’ (TVE), he assessed his colleague’s attitude and statements as follows: “I am not here to comment on the statements of other regional presidents, but what is true is that there is a fundamental value that is coherence. A few days ago in Zaragoza there was a general agreement regarding a political strategy and what we have to try is to be coherent, nothing more”, he replied. Puig has slipped that any discrepancy should have been expressed and resolved at that appointment but, according to his words, García-Page did not.

The PSOE gave the pistol on Saturday to the long pre-campaign towards the regional and municipal ones – with the unknown of many of the main candidacies, such as the Mayor’s Office of Madrid – but the inertia has soon been truncated. This Monday, the Minister of Education, Pillar Joy, in his role as national spokesperson for the PSOE, defended that “the image of unity was clear this weekend and -he underlined- everyone was present”. Ferraz sources consulted by this newspaper, however, cannot express their discomfort at García-Page’s “lone war”.

Source: Elespanol

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