The Defense Minister, Margarita Robles, today described the Sumar platform as a "personal project" of Yolanda Díaz, which was presented last Sunday in Madrid, thus distancing itself from the support of other socialist members of the Government for the electoral candidacy of the second vice president .
In statements to the TVE program La hora de la 1, Robles has avoided commenting on the electoral consequences that the division between Podemos and Sumar may have, whose highest representatives sit in the Council of Ministers, but has described the project as "personal
de Díaz and added that "one can never personally transform society."
Faced with this, she has vindicated the "teamwork" that the Executive of Pedro Sánchez is doing.
“It is a personal project of Yolanda Díaz;
I do not know the personal or political relationships that you may already have within your space, what matters to me and, from that point of view, I am very satisfied, is the work that we are doing as a Government", Robles stressed during the interview , in which he has vindicated the PSOE as the party that "without a doubt" can mobilize the left.
“The rest, personal projects, are respectable and it will be the citizens who have to say it, but no one, just one personally, can ever help transform society.
This change in favor of those who need it most is done with teamwork ”, he reiterated.
The Defense Minister has not wanted to go further nor has she wanted to delve into the division between Yolanda Díaz and Podemos, because Sumar "is a project headed by Yolanda Díaz and she knows how she is organizing it."
She, too, has not wanted to comment on whether said platform can electorally harm the PSOE.
“Citizens ask for work and results.
The approach cannot be whether it benefits or harms.
What harms is not fulfilling commitments with the citizens", has summarized
The Minister of Defense has confirmed that the first six Leopard 2 A4 battle tanks that Spain will deliver to the Zelenski government are undergoing tests to verify their set-up, after having been rehabilitated at the Santa Bárbara Sistemas plant in Alcalá de Guadaira (Seville). ), and will be shipped to Ukraine “in the second half of April”.
She has added that the rehabilitation of another four Leopards of the same model is planned, up to a total of 10, and has ruled out that Spain is going to supply combat aircraft to kyiv.
Meanwhile, his government partner, the Minister of Social Affairs and leader of Podemos, Ione Belarra, has avoided commenting on Robles' statements, and has insisted on the search for unity in the face of the general elections.
"We have been clear from the beginning about Yolanda Díaz's candidacy, because Podemos has a strong commitment to unity," she stated during a visit to Rubí (Barcelona), reports Àngels Piñol.
Belarra has stressed that in Catalonia "170 unity candidates" are presented with the commons, before summoning the second vice president: "Now who has to decide if she wants to be the unity candidate is Yolanda Díaz."