The attitude of the second vice president of the Government, Pablo Iglesias , at the institutional act for the 40th anniversary of 23-F – where he avoided applauding after King Felipe VI’s speech – continues to generate controversy a day later.
This Wednesday it was the mayor of Madrid and spokesman for the Popular Party , José Luis Martínez-Almeida , who has criticized his behavior and described him as “childish” and typical of “a sulky child . ”
Pablo Iglesias and Felipe VI in the acts for the 40th anniversary of 23-F.nPablo Iglesias does not applaud King Felipe VI in the act for the 40th anniversary of 23-F.
“It’s like that sulking child who crosses his arms and looks with a face of not wanting to be there … I think it’s a bit absurd. If you don’t want to be, don’t be , if you don’t want to be polite, be brave and don’t go . What cannot be done is that you behave like a small child, “criticized the Madrid mayor when visiting the remodeling works on Calle Alcalá in Ciudad Lineal.
And he added: “It seemed to me, I have to admit, childish, childish . A little boy with his arms crossed in front of the king, but who does Pablo Iglesias think is?”
In this sense, the first mayor of the capital has pointed out that, “without a doubt”, the Government cannot be “those who think that Spain is not a full democracy, those who protect the disturbances.”
For his part, Iglesias pointed out this Tuesday that the monarchy is no longer a “condition of possibility” for there to be democracy in Spain, given what happened in the Transition and the advance of republicanism, and stressed that there is “a social clamor “before the flight of the emeritus king Juan Carlos I while there are people who” go to jail “for writing a tweet or a song.