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Wednesday, July 06, 2022 at 10:19

Isabel Rodríguez: "Parliament is more polarized than society"

Isabel Rodríguez: "Parliament is more polarized than society" Isabel Rodríguez: "Parliament is more polarized than society"

The minister has visited the URJC to participate in a round table organized by the Association of Parliamentary Journalists

Rosa Marquez of the Order

Isabel Rodríguez, Government spokesperson and Minister for Territorial Policy, has been in charge of closing the second session of the summer course 'Parliament, society and polarization in times of crisis and elections'. Rodríguez began his speech by thanking the university for the opportunity to participate "in this calm debate on governance" and highlighted the role of politics in these times of institutional detachment on the part of the citizenry, ˝I live politics with passion because for me it is a vocational job”.

The minister has recognized that “parliament is surely more polarized than society” and admits that there are political groups in the hemicycle that she does not like: “but I respect them because the citizens have voted for them. The problem is when you govern with these groups and there is a setback in social rights”. She, however, considers that in the last four years Spain has had stability and she recalls that "more than 140 regulations with the rank of law have been approved in parliament." She defends the Government's management during the pandemic and the work of social agents: “It has been a collective merit, a commitment on the part of society to be united. Politicians, businessmen and unions rose to the occasion to save employment”.

After the minister's intervention at the round table, moderated by the Cadena Ser journalist Guillermo Lerma, the public was able to ask the participants questions. One of the attendees wanted to know Rodríguez's opinion about the criticism of Minister Irene Montero for her recent trip to New York. "I consider it an attack on the government and its feminist agenda by those who do not believe in equality policies."

At the end of the session, the minister took the opportunity to greet the attendees, with whom she took photos and chatted in a relaxed manner.