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The presidents of Argentina and Chile, as well as the leader of the French left, Jean-Luc Mlenchon, send messages of support to the Minister of Equality

Irene Montero and Pablo Iglesias, at the closing ceremony of the University of Otoo de Podemos, on November 8.ANGEL NAVARRETE
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Yesterday’s intervention by the Vox deputy Carla Toscanoaccusing Irene Montero of “liberating rapists” and assuring that her “only merit” is “having studied the anatomy of Pablo Iglesias in depth”, has caused a closing ranks of the left with the Minister of Equality, at its worst time for the reduction of sentences for sexual offenders after the entry into force of the law of the just s is s.

From abroad, the presidents of ArgentinaAlberto Fernndez, and of ChiliGabriel Boric, or the leader of Unsubmissive FranceJean-Luc Mlenchon, have joined the messages of support for the head of Equality against what they have called “political violence from the extreme right”.

“From Latin America, all my support for Irene Montero. A tireless partner in the fight for greater justice and equality who today faces a new outbreak of political violence from the extreme right. You are not alone, Irene. A transatlantic hug!”, the president said. of Chile in a message on the social network Twitter.

The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, has also spoken of “political and sexist violence”: “Political and sexist violence against women is intolerable, and we must strongly repudiate it every time it happens. All our solidarity with Minister Irene Montero, victim today of cruel attacks”, asserted the Argentine president.

“Violence” against Montero has been the term used by the leader of the Francia Insumisa formation, Jean-Luc Mlenchon, who has written a tweet in Spanish: “Surprised by the violence of the political methods of the Spanish right against Irene Montero. What way is this to make debate impossible in a democracy?” Mlenchon stressed.

At the national level, the former Secretary General of Podemos and former Vice President of the Government, Pablo Iglesias, considers that Vox’s attack on Irene Montero “is not an isolated event”, but “the result of a sustained campaign of disinformation and attacks”. against the law of just s is s and against Montero.

In a tweet, Iglesias has joined the reactions unleashed after the intervention of the Vox deputy, appealing that those who “were silent or stood in profile and those who accused Podemos of victimhood” should “reflect”.

On this occasion, Iglesias has not elaborated more on who are the ones who “put themselves in profile.” Days ago, he was very critical of Yolanda Díaz, whom he attacked for “putting herself in profile” with Irene Montero: “He is miserable, cowardly and politically stupid.”

The second vice president has published a tweet stating that it is “intolerable” that “sexist insults and attacks on the minister” are uttered.

The Minister of Consumption, Alberto Garzn, who stayed out of the crisis unleashed by the cases of reductions in sentences for sexual offenders due to the entry into force of the law on just s is shas also published a tweet showing his support for Irene Montero.

Likewise, the PP spokesperson in Congress, Cuca Gamarra, has used this social network to demand “respect” as an “essential element in politics.” “No one has the right to offend” the Minister for Equality or “enter her personal life,” Gamarra said of Montero, adding that the minister “must assume political responsibilities for a Law that has harmful effects.”


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J. A. Allen

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