“When the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger” he said Confucius more than 2,500 years ago. An aphorism that, applied to the last government crisis, warns us of the risk of limiting ourselves to observing exclusively what the power wants us to observe.

After the last dismissals and appointments, President Pedro Sánchez spoke of “generational renewal”, of “feminization” of the Executive and the incorporation of municipalism to the tasks of government. And as much as we adopt a critical and demanding position, we must recognize that there have been some changes.

It is true that the average age of the Executive has been reduced by five years.

It is true that we are before the Government with more women in Europe.

And it is true that three mayors are now ministers.

But up to there and not an inch more.

Now, in addition to managing the allocation of 140,000 million from European funds, Calviño will assume a much greater weight in the general political orientation of the Government

Behind the traviata quoted from the biggest government crisis in remembrance, a good part of the gentlemen of the Government of Pedro Sánchez are still in their chairs. Some even reinforced.

This is the case of the Minister of Economy Nadia Calvin, which promotes first vice president without having to shed her refusal to raise the minimum wage or her reluctance to amend the most damaging aspects of the 2012 labor reform. An openly liberal minister as co-pilot of the self-appointed Most progressive government in history.

Now, in addition to managing the allocation of 140,000 million from European funds, Calviño will assume a much greater weight in the general political orientation of the Government. A role equivalent to the one he played Rodrigo Rato between 2003 and 2004 in the Government of Jose Maria Aznar.

Along with Calviño, the other great variable that remains constant is that of the Minister of the Interior Fernando Grande-Marlaska, the figure that, surely, the greatest harshness raises between the left.

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Marlaska was the executing hand of the 6,500 hot returns on the Ceuta border and the head of the police charges in Madrid during the rally in rejection of the homophobic murder of Samuel.

From his time as a judge in the National Court, Marlaska drags his systematic refusal to investigate allegations of torture which have later been confirmed by the European Court of Human Rights.

The influence of Podemos in the Government has been reduced with the advance of the legislature and the changes announced by Pedro Sánchez do not augur a very promising future

In view of Pedro Sánchez’s announcement, political regeneration, with all its depth and rejuvenating spirit, has once again remained at the gates of Castellana 5. Another china in the shoe for those of us who, from a distance, accompany the Government.

The third pillar of the Government that remains stable is the one that represents Yolanda Diaz. With a style that amends central aspects of his predecessor, Díaz has managed, for the moment, to shield the ministries of Podemos.

But again until there and not an inch more. The influence of his training in the Government has been reduced with the advance of the legislature and the changes announced by Pedro Sánchez do not augur a very promising future. The battle between Calviño and Díaz will attract the attention of the left, and the princes or ministers would do well to start fortifying and supplying their city, as recommended. Machiavelli in his famous manual for rulers.

Miquel IcetaFor his part, he has lasted at the head of the Ministry of Territorial Policy as long as two ice fish in a whisky on the rocks. Iceta is an understandable firewall, but it reveals the president’s scant interest in the Culture portfolio, something that places him at the level of his predecessors, and the tacticism that defines his government action.

Appointments and dismissals take place at the head of the incumbent and not a minute is invested in designing the slow strategic movements that are capable of altering the course of time: politics in capital letters. Perhaps this lack of vision in the medium term will end up making you miss figures like Jose Luis Ábalos O Carmen Calvo. Figures who, beyond the political abyss that separates us, proved to be with Sánchez in the hard times and in the mature ones.

If this were truly the most progressive government in history, it would not waste a moment in looking at its navel and would supply ideas to the cultural battle

Sánchez’s ability to dribble short is proven even though he now has to show that he is capable of maintaining it without Ivan Redondo in front of his cabinet.

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From that perspective, the government crisis has been a successful operation that has generated some favorable survey and that establishes a dividing line between a first half of the legislature marked by the pandemic and territorial disputes, and a second that aims to be dominated by reconstruction economical.

The miscalculation can come from underground political movements that the pollsters who whisper to the president do not detect, that are impervious to the fireworks to which we are accustomed, and that clearly describes the offensive neocon of the abascales and the ayusos.

If this were truly the most progressive government in history, it would not waste an instant in looking at its navel and would supply ideas, proposals and a horizon for progressive positions in that cultural battle that will define the future of Spain. A country mission, to which the entire investiture bloc is called and that should not be relegated by a government crisis that has turned out to be an ode to Gatopardismo that not even himself Giuseppe Tomasi of Lampedusa I could have matched.

*** Pablo Gómez Perpinyà is a senator and co-spokesperson for Más Madrid.

Reference-www.elespanol.com

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