In the midst of the crisis in Moncloa due to infection cases, he will continue to coordinate the departments and prepare the councils of ministers while he recovers at home.
The crisis caused by the expansion of the coronavirus tests the system by all its seams. Indite situations involving readaptation, adjustment. Carmen Calvo was discharged from hospital yesterday, after being admitted since Sunday and after testing positive for Covid-19. The vice president has been following medical treatment at her home since yesterday, maintaining isolation. A forced quarantine that will not prevent you from maintaining the coordination of thegovernmentgoes telematics. The technology will facilitate the continuation, among other organs, of thecommission of secretaries of state and undersecretaries, a key organ in the preparation ofcouncils of ministers.
Calvo went to a private center on SundayMadridafter feeling ill and diagnosed with a respiratory infection. Her possible loss represents a significant decrease for Snchez because, despite the pulse that both a part of the Cabinet of the Prime Minister and United Nations hold against her, her figure is the one that allows her to have maximum control in the Executive.
Despite his isolation, he is expected to continue doing his work electronically. In fact, the commission of secretaries of state and undersecretaries – where they stop or give the green light to matters that go to the Council of Ministers – has not met this week (it usually does it on Thursdays) and, according to government sources, it will do on monday. Bald could preside over it telematically, as happened in the last one.
In any case, if Calvo had been prevented from presiding over this body, control would have remained in the hands of the PSOE, since the Government Law indicates that the presidency of this commission corresponds to a vice-president of the Government or, failing that. , to the Minister of the Presidency. In the absence of the Commission president, the presidency will fall to the corresponding minister according to the order of precedence of the ministerial departments.
This order is made explicit in theRoyal Decree 2/2020, of January 12, by which the ministerial departments are restructured after the formation of the PSOE-United Podemos coalition. The order is: Foreign, Justice, Defense, Finance, Interior … Therefore, it would have been Minister Arancha Gonzlez Laya who would have replaced Calvo and not, for example, Pablo Iglesias, who is second vice president. The Podemos leader would play a leading role in the event that Calvo and Snchez were impeded. High improbable situation.
Despite the fact that in the last weeks -almost from the8-M– As soon as he has had no public exposure, Calvo not only plays a decisive role in coordination in the Government, but also in the fight against the coronavirus. Not for nothing presides over theInterministerial Coordination Committee against coronavirusand theAlarm Status Situation Committee, whose first meeting chaired in person on March 16.
And while Calvo recovers at home, in the complex ofThe Moncloathey keep trying to stop the virus. From the union section ofUGTin theMobile parkThey confirmed to this newspaper yesterday that disinfection operations have been carried out in the premises used by conductive personnel of this organization in the presidential complex, as well as in other dependencies, and that within the drivers who provide service in said complex there are several low for the Covid-19.
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