Podemos today made public its requirements and demands to support the socialist Pedro Sánchez when, in due course, he arrives at his investiture debate, which involves the continuity of the head of Equality, Irene Montero, the repeal of the ‘Gag’ Law, upload the minimum interprofessional salary to 1,500 euros and freezing all rental contracts during the legislature, among other initiatives.
The proposal, made at a party meeting by the leader of Podemos, Ione Belarra, in an event in which Montero and other party leaders participated, contains five basic points that they demand for the next legislature, in order to guarantee the “mandate” of the progressive electorate after the July 23 elections.
Of course, these points will have their own weight if the predictions that indicate that the leader of the conservative Popular Party (PP), Alberto Núñez Feijóoo, will fail to obtain the necessary votes for his investiture, in the parliamentary debate called for the 26th, come true. and 27 of this month.
Bellara led the meeting, called to establish the new roadmap for the formation and due to recent disagreements with Sumar. The objectives for the legislature are measures to lower the cost of living, expanding the reduction in public transportation and making it permanent, together with limiting the price of food through a cap on business margins.
In turn, Belarra urged to complete the renewal of the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ), which the PP has been blocking for four years, and the complete repeal of the Citizen Security Law, known by its detractors as the ‘Gag Law’, according to the Europa Press news agency.
At this point, the progressive leader also stressed that feminism must be the “engine of the legislature” and for this it is “essential” that Montero and her team continue to lead the Ministry of Equality and promote pending transformations and “recover the centrality of consent in the Penal Code”, which the party saw undermined after the change in the law approved by PP and PSOE.
He also requested to “guarantee the right to be of non-binary people”, act against obstetric violence, continue fighting against sexist violence and approve an anti-racist law. “I think it would be Podemos’s best contribution to the next coalition government,” he said.
In housing, one of the party’s flags, the acting head of Social Rights has demanded that rents be frozen to address the housing emergency, launch an index that replaces the CPI in updating contracts and approve a moratorium on accommodation tourist.
Representatives of other political forces also attended the event, such as the leaders of Izquierda Unida (IU) Amanda Mayer and Carlos Sánchez Mato; the coordinator of Alianza Verde, Juantxo López de Uralde, and the spokesperson for Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) in Congress, Gabriel Rufián, who was applauded by those in attendance shouting “Yes we can” as was the co-founder of the party. Juan Carlos Monedero.
The capacity of the Fernando de Rojas Theater, in the Círculo de Bellas Artes, with capacity for 500 people, was overwhelmed by the influx of 1,000 people, including party cadres and supporters. So half of the attendees had to follow the speeches in an adjacent room, using screens, and also in the street.