The PSOE has opposed this afternoon in the La Rioja parliament to claim the figure of the King after the attacks made by the Podemos wing of the central Government against the Crown. The socialist group, which governs the region under the leadership of Concha Andreu, has joined with Podemos and IU to overthrow a Non-Law Proposition (NLP) formulated by the PP and which has also had the support of Citizens.
With 17 votes against and 16 in favor, the NLP which sought to urge the Government of Spain to vindicate the Constitution, defend the unity of the country and “protect and support the work carried out by all State institutions, with the King at the helm », Has been rejected, so it will not be taken into consideration.
This movement delves into the rudeness that the Crown is receiving from the Executive and that had its peak with the attacks that Pablo Iglesias or Alberto Garzón, second vice president and consumer minister, respectively, directed against the institution at the end of September.
The lukewarmness with which the Government, led by Pedro Sánchez, faced this crisis caused by Podemos, contrasted with the position of the Aragonese president, Javier Lambán, who was the first socialist baron to defend the King and the figure of the Monarchy.
However, and with the facts on the table, it seems that Sánchez does not achieve a uniform position on the matter neither in the Council of Ministers nor within the PSOE, where some regional leaders ask for respect for the King while others, as is the case de Andreu, refuse to back the Crown in their regional parliament.