Pablo Iglesias has unleashed chaos this weekend on social media. Last Sunday, during the press conference of the Minister of Labor Yolanda Díaz, she published article 128 of the Spanish Constitution on a Twitter account. “All the wealth of the country in its different forms and whatever its ownership is subordinated to the general interest.”
All the wealth of the country in its different forms and whatever its ownership is subordinated to the general interest (Article 128 of the Constitution) #EsteVirusLoParamosUnidos pic.twitter.com/nLP6VYPvkB
– Pablo Iglesias 🔻 (@PabloIglesias) March 29, 2020
The corralito hashtag soon became Treding Topic and there were many users who accused the government of planning to carry out this action.
It is striking that this rumor, without any basis, has been fostered by several leaders of the Spanish extreme, the great defenders of the Spanish Constitution. Santiago Abascal himself has accused Iglesias of take advantage of the coronavirus situation to “establish a Chavista regime”.
Despite the fact that there have been several tweeters who have urged to withdraw all the money from the banks to avoid a situation like the one Greece experienced in 2015, the reality is that nothing suggests that this situation will occur.
These words of the leader of the purple formation have not been well received in the Popular Party either. Various leaders have charged this Monday against the vice president of Social Rights of the Government and leader of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, for his words subordinating the country’s wealth in the coronavirus crisis to the general interest.
The Madrid councilor and president of the PP Rights and Guarantees Committee, Andrea Levy, has indicated that the leader of Podemos “has learned it.” “Exprópiese! The impact of these words I understand that they must be calibrated by a vice-president of the Government of Spain. I understand …”, he stated in his Twitter account.
In the same way, the Madrid deputy of the PP and spokesperson in the Constitutional Commission of the Congress, Edurne Uriarte, has pointed out that Iglesias cited article 128 of the Constitution “to justify the government shutdown of the economy” and replied that “the General interest should be subordinate to Democrats, not Communist leaders. “