Isabel Diaz Ayuso has taken office as president of the Community of Madrid this Saturday at noon in a ceremony held at the Royal Post Office, headquarters of the regional government, accompanied by the president of the Popular Party, Pablo Casado, and all the regional presidents of the party .
Ayuso has promised her position with the Constitution in this solemn act, after being invested on Friday as president of the Madrid Assembly with the votes in favor of PP and Vox and the publication of her appointment on Saturday morning in the Official State Gazette (BOE).
Among the public, in addition to Casado, are the leaders of Galicia, Andalusia, Castilla y León and Murcia, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, Juanma Moreno Bonilla, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco and Fernando López Miras, respectively, and all the former Madrid presidents except Ignacio González and Joaquín Leguina.
The government delegate in Madrid, Mercedes Gonzalez; the mayor of Madrid and national spokesman for the PP, José Luis Martínez-Almeida; the vice mayor, Begoña Villacís; and the spokespersons for the parliamentary groups in the Madrid Assembly: Mónica García (Más Madrid), Hana Jalloul (PSOE), Rocío Monasterio (Vox) and Carolina Alonso (United We Can). The councilors of the new Ayuso Government have also attended, who will take office on Monday.
Reform of Telemadrid
The president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has pointed this Saturday to a possible reform of the Radio Television Madrid (RTVM) law and has not commented on the closure of the law requested by Vox.
“Now we have to face forward a possible public television reform and see what aspects of these laws we consider that can be improved, we will study it, “said the regional leader in an interview on the ‘Cope’ network when asked about the express request of Rocío Monasterio’s party to close public television.
On the other hand, he has indicated that they will not only limit themselves to this but will also study other points that they share with this party, since they consider that it is “the law to do so.” “I do not think it appropriate that they vote for me and then forget that I am also there thanks to them,” said the president.
Ayuso thanked Vox for their support in the investiture and assured that they have to look for “common spaces” during these two years, despite the fact that they think “differently” on some issues. “Currently what I need, more than votes, is that it does not obstruct”, He has said, although he has insisted that they can be understood on several points.
He criticizes Sánchez for the advertisement of the masks
The president of the Community of Madrid agrees with the end of the mandatory use of a mask in outdoor spaces announced by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, but believes that it does not respond to sanitary criteria but “rather for demographic and headline effects” .
Sánchez’s announcement of the end of the use of the mask abroad as of June 26 has not convinced communities governed by the PP, who wanted to have been informed before, nor the main opposition parties: PP and Vox, who doubt the chosen moment.
In an interview on the ‘Cope’ Chain, Ayuso has welcomed this measure, since he believes that “except in closed spaces such as public transport and commerce” it is “unnecessary” to wear a mask, “especially having a percentage of the vaccinated population”.
He considers that it is a necessary step, but he doubts that it has been taken “thinking about the percentages, distances and vaccination” and believes that it has been done “rather for demographic effects and headlines, which is how this Government manages absolutely everything” .
He has also expressed his surprise that it was Sánchez himself who announced it. “For the good things he is in charge and for the bad news there is no president “, has said.
On the other hand, Ayuso has referred to the controversy generated by the words of the president of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE), Antonio Garamendi, who has defended that the Government grant pardons to the independence leaders in prison if this contributes to that the political situation is “normalized”, since it is a tool protected by the rule of law.
“I hope that neither businessmen nor according to what social sectors, nobody uses their position to launder something that in my opinion is very serious, which is flirting and laundering crime,” commented the Madrid president, who believes that with this attitude of the Government “it next will be the referendum “in Catalonia.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.