PSOE opposes proposed electoral reform

PSOE called for a common front against the proposed electoral reform.

The Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party announced it will launch an offensive to oppose the electoral reform proposed by the People’s Party which would allow for mayors to be directly elected. PSOE has asked other political groups to join the fight against what they call a despotic act.

PSOE outright rejects the proposed reform and will be at the forefront of the common front against it, said PSOE Secretary Cesar Luena talking to the media during a meeting with Castilla-La Mancha mayors and councillors. The absolute majority cannot be above democracy, he warned. 

Luena voiced his flat rejection of what he called the latest trap of the People’s Party and asked President Mariano Rajoy to abandon lethargy and explain if the reform was the Government’s idea or an idea of the Popular Party and Deputy Secretary of Autonomous and Local Policies of the People’s Party Javier Arenas. 

PSOE representatives have announced they will ask President Rajoy to appear before Congress to clarify what the reform would entail and what it would mean for mayors to be directly elected. “It is not a reform; it is an abuse of authority in disguise. They are trying to hide their hunger for power, which is what makes them tick,” said Luena.

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