Quick Analysis | Díaz and Sánchez distance themselves from accusations that they co-govern with Bildu, who supported 14 key laws on social issues but not labor reform
Neither EH Bildu cast his vote in favor of the investiture of Pedro Sánchez – he abstained – nor did he vote in favor of the labor reform promoted by the government. It was to be expected that the president of Vox, Santiago Abascal, would accuse Sánchez and Díaz, censoring their alliances with EH Bildu, a formation abertzale which Vox and PP describe as the “political arm of ETA”. During the legislature, and also during the electoral campaign, right-wing forces attacked Sánchez for alleged government in collusion with Arnaldo Otegi’s party. The leader of the PP even promised to “revise each” of the laws in which the votes in favor of the five deputies of EH Bildu were decisive for the implementation of the regulation.
At least 14 of the key laws EH Bildu advocated in Congress relate to social issues, such as the Euthanasia Act, which regulates knights or the creation of the minimum vital income. EH Bildu, however, voted against the labor reform or citizen security law reform, known as gag law, believing that the new regulation promoted by the Government was, in his opinion, insufficient. And this is how Díaz and Sánchez reminded Abascal during the debate.
“They don’t need us because they supported a labor reform with Bildu, but Bildu wants a Spain that is doing badly and that’s why you are guilty of what happens,” said Abascal, to which Díaz replied that “Bildu voted with you against labor reform, find out.” “Find this out before you speak,” Sánchez reiterated. The president and vice president thus manage to distance themselves from the constant accusations of PP and Vox, according to which Bildu is their government “partner”.