SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Dec. 20 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The President of the Government of the Canary Islands, Ángel Víctor Torres, highlighted on Tuesday the “stability” of the ‘Pact of Flowers’ to reach the “end of the road” and approve its fourth Legislature budgets.
In statements to journalists, he stressed that it is the second time in the history of the Canary Islands “that the same government that begins ends”, that it has been “united” despite all the “difficulties” that have arisen, which shows that political stability is a “fundamental pillar”.
He has also insisted that the budget, of 10,180 million, “increases social spending like no other”, 31% more than in 2019, and with a large investment in all levels. “The government has rolled up its sleeves to have a stronger Canary Islands,” she added.
The Vice President and Minister of Finance, Román Rodríguez (NC), has highlighted the “unity of action” of an agreement that “is more united and stronger than ever”, while he has taken the opportunity to defend the separation of powers after the refusal of the Constitutional Court to process its own reform in the Senate.
He stressed that the Canary Islands have been governed in the last four years with “rigor, sensitivity, head and heart” to respond to the problems of the people and believes that the opposition has had it “difficult” to oppose an “expansive” budget and committed.”
The ASG spokesman, Casimiro Curbelo, has indicated that the approval of the budget is “the prelude to something that will happen after May” if the four forces are in a position to revalidate the agreement.
Along these lines, he said that “in the toughest stage of democracy” in the Canary Islands due to the “adversities” that generated “irreparable damage” to the Canarian society and economy, four budgets have been approved plus laws to fight against climate change and citizen income.
He has also said that if there had not been a government of these characteristics “there would be many citizens who would have a hard time”, although he has insisted on “continuing to work and fight” to achieve a more cohesive Canary Islands.
“The Canary Islands deserve a government of these characteristics, four budgets have been approved smoothly and rigorously, the ship is afloat and on a safe course,” he detailed.
The Minister of Social Rights, Noemí Santana (Sí Podemos), has admitted that “there is a lot of work to be done” but they leave “a better Canary Islands” than the one they received in 2019, with less poverty, more job creation, less precariousness and more protected people.
He has highlighted the approval of four regional accounts “despite the doomsayers” and confirmed that the government pact “is in good health”, for which he hopes to reissue it in the next Legislature.
Regarding the 2023 budgets, he said that they are “good for the Canary Islands”, with a 46% increase in Social Rights over 2018, which reflects that his department has ceased to be “the ugly duckling” since in the third Ministry with more funds .