Juan Espadas, general secretary of PSOE-A, and candidate for Presidency of Board in the Andalusian election on June 19, has criticised this Saturday some "heavy humors" that were made this Friday by representatives of PP regarding issues such as gender violence or health. Vox has also reproached Espadas for his "coincidences with Vox."
Swords answered journalists' questions during a media attention visit to the Amate Sports Center in Seville, at the start of the second day in Andalusia's electoral campaign.
The socialist candidate specifically referred to the proposal made by Juanma Moreno, President of the Board, and PP-A candidate to re-election. Also, a comment by Jose Maria Garcia Urbano (PP), from Estepona (Malaga), in which he commented on the hand-bandaged appearance he made at a rally in his hometown in which Alberto Nunez Feijoo was also speaking.
Juan Espadas, who also pointed out that Vox and the PP defend "a proposal for a social society that isn't inclusive" in relation immigrants, has defended that "Andalusians have good notice of the coincidences between the PP, Vox.
"The PP tries hide them, sometimes very complicit silences and sometimes with heavy jokes," said the socialist leader. Juanma Moreno, however, claimed that it was a "prank" that Juanma Moreno considered. Juanma Moreno said that public health was a priority when primary care in Andalusia is "falling apart" and Juanma Moreno defended that Juanma Moreno did not schedule an appointment for him within 15 days. There are waiting lists for certain pathologies that can't wait six months for a patient.
Juan Espadas reflected that despite all of this, Mr. Moreno Bonilla appears to be the last autonomous community to provide hospital beds.
He expressed his desire that Moreno, the six-way debater between the candidates for the Board on RTVE, will allow him to debate "whether those are his priorities for public health."
Espadas, in reference to gender violence, has stated that the matter "cannot become the subject of any kind or practical joke by a person responsible for the Popular Party" and warned the public that there are "too many coincidences in regard to the fight against gender violence between Vox>> and the Popular Party."
Espadas, in response to the apology of Estepona's mayor, has asked "if they serve women" and added "if these types jokes or statements aren't really showing clearly what is the fault of commitment to draw an obvious and transparent line between policies of the Democrats and those who defend human right, equality between men and women, and the fight against the greatest scourge society has right now: gender violence and sexist killings."
Espadas said, "It is very difficult to hear such statements when 2 women were murdered a while ago." He also agreed with Estepona's comments about Espadas' bandaged hand. He stated that there had been no "put him hand where he shouldn’t" and that it was "a simple domestic accident." It also has nothing to do gender-based violence and I have never slapped anyone. In a few words, the alderman said that he had never done it and would not do it again. He later apologized.
Espadas, on the other hand, indicated ahead of Monday's debate that he would propose "clearly" two alternatives. One of these is the "PPVox coalition", a coalition of the right-extreme right that clearly defends a restriction on key rights, the first being the right to equal opportunity between men and women. This is something that "it seems important to us that it is debated and that Mr. Moreno explains the coincidences with Vox", according has said.
Espadas stated that he would ask Moreno to clarify "if, indeed" he bets on Castilla y Leon's "government model", which was implemented in Castilla y Leon by a coalition of PP and Vox headed by Alfonso Fernandez Manueco.
The socialist candidate will also debate Monday "the model society that we want" and "what are the pillars upon which he bases generation of employment, access to employment by all of society, and especially that of our youth", along with fundamental public services like health.
Espadas continued that this "means talking once for all about whether we want to leave being penultimate autonome community in health expenditure per inhabitant", which must be "a goal of the legislature", before he criticizes Moreno's commitment during his years in government to "transferring resource to private health, and not investing in public healthcare."
Espadas also mentioned public education. He wants to inquire Moreno about whether the Board will "continue suppressing educational unit" after having done so with "1,200 in the legislature", or "lower the ratios and improve the quality of teaching within the classrooms>>, as the PSOE-A defends.
He also cited dependency and elderly care, calling it "unacceptable" to keep a waiting period of nearly 700 days. In the end, it results in that the person waiting for that resource dying, as the costs are unaffordable.
Espadas stated, "I think there's enough topics to talk about," and he expressed his wish and will for the PSOE-A to have the televised debate be "respectful and serene and constructive" and not "simply throw us the Some parties or others are in charge, because people are just fed up with that, "as has been warned.