It is probably no coincidence that Valentina Cepeda was, on Wednesday, March 18, the most applauded person in the hemicycle of the Cortes Generales, the Spanish Parliament. Admittedly, in these times of confinement, the groups had sent to the Congress of Deputies only 5% of their parliamentarians, while the rest voted by internet. But the best known heads were there, from the president of the government, the socialist Pedro Sanchez, to the spokespersons of each party.
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However, when Sanchez explains the emergency measures adopted four days earlier, the reactions are discreet. And when the representatives of the opposition replied, only a few co-religionists congratulated him ... It was only when Cepeda went to the rostrum that the unanimous Parliament applauded. "Gracias, Valentina," the chief executive says to him on the microphone. The President of the Lower House also thanked her verbally. Even the Catalan independentist Gabriel Rufian congratulates this
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