The PSOE has rejected an institutional declaration in the Congress of Deputies against the repression in Cuba proposed by the Popular Party. The deputy spokesperson of the Popular Group, Pablo Hispanic, tried to negotiate, unsuccessfully, a text with the PSOE to condemn “the dictatorship and repression in Cuba“.
The Socialists, in an alternative proposal, wanted to omit any reference to the “Cuban dictatorship”, an essential expression for the popular ones. The PP text stated that the regime chavista “He has not taken any steps that allow a transition to democracy.” This discrepancy has caused the institutional declaration to finally fail.
And that has not been the only point of disagreement between PP and PSOE. “The crisis generated by the Covid, together with the failure of the economic model and the lack of freedoms have increased the unrest in the population,” stated the text of the PP, a complaint not shared by the PSOE, which asked to eliminate references to “failure economic “of the island and the” lack of freedoms.
The PP proposed this statement after this Tuesday the Prime Minister, Pedro SánchezIt will point out that Cuba “is not a democracy” but will avoid talking about dictatorship, as a good part of the members of its Cabinet have continued to do these days.
In the declaration proposed by the PP, those of Pablo Married urged the Government to condemn “the dictatorship and repression in Cuba” and to demand the release of all political prisonerss and jailed journalists, as is the case of the newspaper correspondent ABC Camila Acosta.
It should be noted that for an institutional declaration to go forward in the Lower House it must be approved by all parliamentary groups. Formations such as United Podemos had already made their position clear on the Cuban issue: they do not consider it to be a dictatorship.