The PES Common Candidate today joined Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to campaign ahead of the crucial Spanish general election later this month.
The rally in the Spanish port city is part of PSOE’s campaign for the 28 April elections and the European elections on 26 May. At the event Frans Timmermans warned Spanish voters against backing parties which are drifting further and further towards hard-right politics. The PES Common Candidate raised his concerns that Spain’s centre-right was not condemning the arguments of the extreme right on issues such as women’s rights and migration. Timmermans also used his speech to make a strong plea for a social and sustainable Europe.
Speaking at the rally, Frans Timmermans said:
"Europe needs to change if it is to keep serving the interests of its citizens. We need to guarantee social justice for all Europeans. We need to lead the fight against climate change. We need to improve workers’ rights. We need to be the voice of freedom and democracy in the world.”
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was also joined at the event by José Luis Ábalos and Pedro Duque, candidates for Valencia and Alicante respectively, as well as Susana Ros, Ximo Puig, and the mayor of Castellón de la Plana, Amparo Marco.