• Politics The Government is working on how to tweak the law of only if it is yes after more than 270 reductions in sentences for aggressors

  • Gender violence Equality confirms that bracelets have already been put on the victims of those released from prison with the 'only yes is yes' law

Three months, 21 days and almost 300 reductions in sentences for sexual offenders after its implementation, the Government admits that it is working on the reform of the law of

only yes is yes


A step that confirms the error in the drafting of a rule that has generated "social alarm" and that, after having continuously denied that it was going to be retouched, puts the focus back on the

Ministry of Equality

and its owner, Irene Montero, at a time when her name stands out as a possible candidate for Podemos if the alliance plans with Yolanda Díaz do not come together.

The minister and

number two

of Podemos has been the main defender of the law in recent weeks.

She remarked on her "strongness" and vowed, as conviction reviews were already underway, that she would protect "all victims" of sexual violence.

She minimized the reductions and releases as "some mismatches" and justified the "sexist interpretation" of some judges for the decisions that were allowing rapists and sexual offenders to see their sentences reduced.

"It is a problem of application of the norm," Montero defined a few days ago to try to separate the judicial decisions from the new framework prepared by the Government and the great law of United We Can of this legislature.

What's more, in the


sector of the coalition Executive they continue to publicly maintain the "firmness" of the rule and that the criticism of the text responds solely to an "offensive" orchestrated by the right to amplify the misapplication of certain judges, as he said yesterday Podemos co-spokeswoman

Isa Serra


There he framed, precisely, the information revealed by

La Vanguardia

that advanced that the Executive is determined to change the law of

only yes is yes

: "Our government partner is also suffering pressure," said Serra.

More than pressure, in the socialist ranks what there is is discomfort due to the times and deadlines applied by

La Moncloa

to end up carrying out a review that various ministries coordinated by the PSOE have already warned as necessary.

Socialist voices, in this sense, do not understand how the President of the Government has allowed the leaders of Podemos in the

Council of Ministers to

have publicly defended up to now the operation and correct wording of the rule, even more so after the various controversies in which other senior Equality officials have recently been involved, such as the Secretary of State,

Ángela Rodríguez


However, the taking of the reins of the reform of the text by La Moncloa changes the situation remarkably and, after the information known this Saturday, the negotiation for its change becomes public in the following days.

And, in a pre-electoral context like this, the parties that make up the Executive are at stake with the internal disputes that characterize the day-to-day life of the government coalition.

Thus, the battle that is opening within the Government has as its epicenter the points to change in the great law of Montero.

A challenge that threatens to cause a serious earthquake in the heart of the Council of Ministers with considerable consequences, such as an electoral advance or another government crisis.

Regarding this last possibility and if necessary, socialist sources believe that Sánchez should study his relationship with Podemos and the continuity of Montero.

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