The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, tries to put peace with his Executive partners, United We Can, after the confrontation last week about who will lead the negotiation of the labor reform. The clash between the two parties to lead the coordination of these works led the purple formation last Friday to request an urgent meeting of the monitoring table of the Government coalition agreement with the PSOE, to be held this week.
With the controversy on the table, Sánchez seeks to calm the waters and announced this Sunday that the Council of Ministers will approve this Tuesday the preliminary draft of the housing law , a regulation headed by Podemos, with the aim of sending it to Congress as a bill before the end of the year.
The announcement of the president, made in Mérida during the XIII Regional Congress of the PSOE of Extremadura, that he has re-elected Guillermo Fernández Vara as leader of the Extremadura Socialists, came just one day after the second vice president and Minister of Labor, Yolanda Díaz , promised to repeal the labor reform of the PP . Díaz, who intervened on Saturday in the XII CCOO congress (where Unai Sordo was re-elected as general secretary), launched a dart at the first vice president, Nadia Calviño, by assuring that there is a lot of “resistance” to repeal this reform.
Disagreements by the norm
In the midst of tension between the Government partners, Sánchez tries to loosen the rope by pushing forward a law that has become one of the main workhorses in the coalition Executive. The main obstacle in the negotiation of this new regulation has been the limitation of the rental prices that they defend from the residence formation . A market intervention that the PSOE have tried to soften and even not apply, betting by way of incentives to those owners who will lower their rents.
The definition of a large holder has been another point of controversy in the negotiations, as well as differences between legal and natural persons when applying the new measures for this group of owners. On the other hand, the permanent ban on the evictions of vulnerable people and the departure of empty housing to the rental market have also been two points of separation between both parties.
On the other hand, Sánchez took advantage of the socialist congress to announce that the Council of Ministers will also approve a decree law on Tuesday that will allocate an additional 100 million to help the most vulnerable homes and companies due to the rise in the electricity bill and heading into winter.
The president specified that this decree, with which it is intended to continue responding to the rise in prices in wholesale markets, will help 1.2 million vulnerable families, as well as industries and companies to protect their contracts, in addition to provide transparency in the formation of electricity tariff prices.