Feijóo will prohibit politicians like Tezanos from directing the CIS

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The PP’s regeneration plan includes the promise to let the candidacy with the most support govern. The president of the CIS will accredit five years of independence and the polls will be quarterly and with a sample of 2,500 interviews.

Alberto Nez Feijo, presides over the presentation of the 49 PP candidates for mayor of the provincial capitals.JAVI MARTINEZ
  • politics Feijo encourages the PP to win “absolutely” and affirms that “the street has abandoned Snchez”

The Popular Party wants to take the initiative. At the beginning of this year deeply marked by two electoral appointments -autonomous and municipal in May and, later, general in December- the PP It opens by proposing a democratic regeneration plan with the aim of dignifying public bodies and reversing institutional deterioration. The plan will be developed today by Alberto Nez Feijo in a symbolic setting: the Oratory of San Felipe Neriin cdizwhere the first Spanish Constitution was signed in 1812.

The proposal presented by the popular ones addresses multiple aspects: from the State Attorney General’s Office to the Constitutional Court, passing through the regulations on the use of public assets -for example, the use of the aircraft fleet by the Government- or the uses parliamentarians -containment in the use of the decree law, the appearances of the president and the ministers or the fulfillment of resolutions and non-legal proposals approved by Congress-, all areas that have been deteriorating as a consequence of the meddling and political manipulation very remarkable, according to PPin the four years of government of Pedro Sánchez.

The plan that offers Feijo to the Spaniards includes a star commitment: let the person who heads the most voted list govern. In this way, the popular want to show their decision to raise barriers to the post-electoral pacts of the main parties -PSOE and PP– With extremist or populist formations to form a sufficient majority to allow the investiture and formation of the Government.

With this initiative, the PP delves into the message that, as a result of this type of pact, governments fall into contradiction with a good part of the promises they made to the citizenry to the point that, as they believe is currently the case, they feel that the action of the government Executive runs through channels very different from those for which he gave his trust.

The proposal of PP also makes a very special mention of Sociological Research Center (CIS), to its management and its activity, with the aim that it will once again recover the prestige squandered since 2018 due to ideological bias.

The PP proposes to modify article 10 of the 1995 law that regulates the organization of the CIS. This text, currently, specifies that at the head of the Agency there will be a president, who will be appointed and removed from office by royal decreeagreed in Minister council, at the proposal of the Minister of the Presidency. A provision that, in the opinion of the first opposition party, opens the door for the Center, a reference for all sociological studies in the country, to remain in the hands of people with a clear political affinity with the government in power, as is the case with its current president, the socialist José Flix Tezanos.

In this sense, Feijo proposes to completely reform the aforementioned article, setting clear conditions for the election of the president of the organization so that, instead of being directly appointed by the Government, he will be appointed from among renowned professors and professionals, preferably in the field of Sociology or Political Science.

In addition, the chosen one will have to prove political independence in at least the last five years. In other words, in that period prior to his appointment, he may not have been an elected position or a member of the National Government or of the Government Councils of the Autonomous Communities, nor holder of any Secretary of State, nor have held an organic position in a political party. politician or union organization. In addition, when opting for a candidacy, it will be essential to especially value the independence and objectivity of the applicant’s criteria.

These conditions, according to the PP, would be enough to definitively block the way for sociologists with an open partisan militancy, such as the current president of the CIS.

Jose Flix TezanosPhD in Political Science and Sociology, was appointed by the Government of Pedro Sánchez despite being a member of the Executive of the Socialist Party responsible for the Secretariat of Studies and Programs -in short, the person in charge of conducting surveys and electoral analysis of the party-, a position that he even initially resisted leaving because he considered that it did not collide with his work at the head of the Spanish sociological and demoscopic institute.

The proposal of Feijo emphasizes the need for the Center, a public body supported by the State’s general budgets and endowed with autonomy, it returns to its function of investigating Spanish society, delving into its opinion trends and its positions regarding the most relevant events, be they political, economic or social. To do this, it proposes recovering the agreements that the CIS had with other public bodies as well as international and training agreements.

In relation to the activity to be developed by the CIS, advocate that the surveys that collect voting intentions be carried out again every three months, with samples of 2,500 interviews and established questionnaires. In this sense, they are committed to recovering the formulation of questions and answers that have been censored or modified, according to the popular ones, according to the interest of the public. Governmentsince September 2018.

They argue in Genoa that in this way it would be possible to recover -saving the period of the last four years- the series that the Center has fed for decades and that constitute the fundamental database of all the sociological studies carried out in Spain. Series that were interrupted not only for ceasing to ask the public classic questions subject to a continuous trend study but also for the methodological changes introduced by Tezanos in carrying out the polls.

The last forgetfulness of the CIS

Sedition and embezzlement. Despite the fact that they were the object of the reform of the Penal Code sponsored by the Government and dominated the national debate, Tezanos in his last survey avoided pressing the opinion of the Spaniards on the repeal of sedition and the reduction of embezzlement for the benefit of the secessionists.

The effects of the law of ‘only s is s’. The president of the CIS also avoided asking the public about the effects caused by the entry into force of the ‘only if it is yes’ law, which has resulted in the reduction of sentences for more than 200 sexual offenders.

Signal to TC. On the contrary, it raised questions inducing citizens to blame the Constitutional Court for vetoing the debate on the laws in Congress and the Senate.

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