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Madrid Nuevo Norte delayed by local elections in Spain

Madrid / The mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, has announced on Tuesday that she will not approve Operation Chamartín, now called Madrid Nuevo Norte, before the elections, and she has committed to do so at the first ordinary plenary of the next term if she can continue to front of the capital.

 

Visibly affected, the Más Madrid candidate has shelved the project on Tuesday because, as she explained to the journalists, the City Council does not have time to answer the clarifications that the Community of Madrid has asked for in the environmental impact report submitted yesterday.
In addition, she has denounced a strategy against her by the autonomous government of the PP and has accused the acting president of the Community of Madrid, Pedro Rollán, of not complying with the “repeated promises” he had made to send the report before May 15, which he finally send  now, knowing that it could not be approved by demanding “four new issues that can not be improvised”.
“I regret very much that due to political strategies, with only aim of hurting me (…) something as important as a good project for Madrid is put in danger (….) We know that the end will come and in the end will be achieved among other things by my own tenacity, for my promise and for my safety that I can be at the head of this City Council, “he has defended.
From the Palace of Cibeles, Carmena has also ensured that the project could be legally endangered, which foresees that the promoter of BBVA and Constructora San José will build 10,500 homes and a large business center on land belonging mostly to the Ministry of Development. , a plan that will depend on the next Government.
There is no consensus among the groups to take the plan to a vote
On Tuesday, the eleventh day of the election campaign, the council held a meeting with the rest of the municipal groups to analyze whether the plan was put to a vote, although the PP, which had called for a formal Spokespeople Meeting, did not attend and considered that this meeting it was a way of “whitening” Carmena’s responsibility in this project.
In addition, the Socialists have opposed to convene a plenary session and an extraordinary committee to be held next Friday just two days before Sunday.
The head of Planning of the PSOE and second of the candidacy of Pepu Hernandez to the Mayor, Mercedes Gonzalez, has considered that the PP has made a “masterful move”: “drop the ball in the City” according to the socialist mayor for the “desperation “Of losing the Government of the Community and because the left will continue in the Consistory after the elections.
The Socialists are not able, she said, to “cover a file of 40,000 pages in four days” and she has ensured that after two decades of blockade nothing happens to take “25 years and four months” and approve it with legal security.
In addition, the socialist hopes to improve the project with Pepu Hernandez at the head of the Government, attributing the land to a public consortium and increasing the percentage of protected housing.
On the other hand, from Citizens the mayor Silva Saavedra has defended that they supported that plenary because they did not want to be an obstacle to an urgent operation and have considered that in this meeting Carmena “has removed the mask because it tries to transfer the responsibility of its failure to the rest of political parties”.

In addition, according to the orange match, Carmena wanted to avoid the photo of approving the plan with the opposition of the PSOE and the councilors of his Government that will compete against him at the polls.

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La operación Madrid Nuevo Norte se llamaba antes... (Operation Madrid Nuevo Norte was called before...)
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Operación Chamartín
B
Operación Más Madrid
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Operación Nuevos Ministerios
Question 2
¿Cuándo se llevará a cabo la Operación Madrid Nuevo Norte? (When will the Madrid Nuevo Norte Operation be carried out?)
A
Se ha suspendido para siempre
B
Antes de las elecciones del 26 de mayo
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Después de las elecciones del 26 de mayo
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¿A quién culpa Manuela Carmena de este retraso? (Who does Manuela Carmena blame for this delay?)
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Al PP
B
A Más Madrid
C
Al PSOE
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La alcaldesa de Madrid
B
La responsable de Urbanismo del PSOE
C
La edil de Ciudadanos
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se acelera
B
se pospone
C
se anticipa
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El artículo determinado de edil es... (The determined article of edil is...)
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el
B
ambas son correctas
C
la
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B
repetir
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ambas son correctas
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discrepancia
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acuerdo
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pacto
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