PP and PSOE communities reply to Urtasun's veto by creating autonomous bullfighting awards | EUROtoday

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Emiliano García-Page has responded shortly to the elimination of the National Bullfighting Award agreed by the PSOE and Sumar coalition authorities with the announcement of the creation of comparable awards. Although the Castilian-La Mancha president will start by selling them in his personal area, he aspires for them to transcend his geographical limits.

“I want to announce that we are going to contact the bullfighting sector to create from Castilla-La Mancha some Bullfighting Awards“, the regional chief wrote in his X account. “These awards have the ambition of being able to be coordinated or shared with other autonomous regions, since we intend for them to have national and international scope,” he added.

The socialist baron thus opens a brand new entrance with the Executive of Pedro Sánchez, whom in the course of the days that the President of the Executive took a couple of days of reflection he has publicly supported within the private sphere. To his ostensible variations over the concessions which have been made to the pro-independence events, Page now provides his opposition to the elimination of an award linked to the bullfighting area.

The announcement of the elimination of the National Bullfighting Award has aroused reactions just like that of Page in among the communities wherein the Popular Party governs with Vox. The Aragonese president Jorge Azcón, as expressed in his X account, will suggest the creation of the 'Nicanor Villalta Award'to interchange the award that till now has been granted by the Ministry, a choice already agreed with the Association of Bullfighting Informants of Aragon. Azcón recalled that the Socialist Council of Zaragoza “already suppressed the bullfighting prize at the Pilar Fair last year”, which prompted him, from the mayor's workplace, to get well the Zaragoza Prize to interchange it.

The Junta de Extremadura, for its half, has expressed its willingness to “accept this call as long as there is a Government of the Nation that despises freedoms and culture.” Through a letter revealed on its official web site, the federal government led by María Guardiola has supplied to handle the decision and granting of this award, which it considers “of maximum interest”, and has insisted on conveying its “unconditional support to the bullfighting world and to all professionals in the sector”.

Likewise, the vice chairman and Minister of Culture of the Generalitat Valenciana, the previous bullfighter Vicente Barrera, has expressed his willingness to stick to the proposal of the Government of Extremadura and assume the granting of this award. The Vox chief has denounced that the suppression of the award “not only constitutes an act of censorship, but also of political sectarianism by trying to impose a single cultural perspective from the left.” “It is an attempt to control and shape artistic and cultural expression according to the tastes, affiliations and personal phobias of the minister,” he mentioned. Along the identical strains, the Valencian president Carlos Mazán has described Urtasun's choice as a “joke in bad taste”, stating that “it is not good news.”

The vice chairman of the Junta de Castilla y León, Juan Garca-Gallardo, has joined this criticism, urging the minister that, “if you don't like bullfighting, don't go.” “Those of us who occupy positions of political responsibility are not here to promote issues linked to our personal tastes,” the Vox chief recriminated.

The nationwide spokesperson of the Popular Party, Borja Smper, has collected the proposals of the communities and has assured that, when the PP governs, the National Bullfighting Award will likely be reinstated. “Suppressing this award shows that this Government is not committed to cultural diversity, nor to freedom, and only wants to poke the finger in the eye of those who do not think like them,” he denounced this Friday throughout his go to to Zaragoza. The PP has already introduced that it’ll register an initiative within the Senate to request the restoration of the award.

Madrid can also be getting ready its offensive

The Community of Madrid, like its Castilian-La Mancha neighbor, can also be already getting ready its offensive to win the National Bullfighting Prize eradicated by the Ministry of Culture. Sources near the regional president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, affirm to this newspaper that the Minister of the Environment, Agriculture and the Interior is learning the formulation to suit this distinction among the many awards that the regional authorities already has.

Specifically, the formulation they suggest from Madrid is to stick to the Fundacin Toro de Lidia, who could be those who would grant this distinction, and open the Royal Post Office in order that this may be the setting wherein they’d be delivered. Sources from the regional authorities additionally level out that they’re ready for different autonomous communities to hitch them on this line in order that it may be one thing collective.

The Minister of the Environment, Carlos Novillohas detailed that that is “a historic award” and “long awaited by the sector” and has described the choice of the Ministry of Culture as “a new attack against the identity” of our nation in an try and make the idea “disappear.” of Spain as a nation.

The Community of Madrid, in its tradition awards, already has one particularly for bullfighting, to which will likely be added the one now vacated by Minister Ernest Urtasun in response to the identical regional sources. In that case, the capital would have a brand new award that may be coupled with the 14 classes of Culture awards that it already has in the mean time, amongst which arts akin to theater, dance, classical music, style, literature stand out. or gastronomy.