The Assembly kicks off the course with a Plenary in which the members of the RTVM Council will be elected

A vote will be taken beforehand if this item on the agenda is eliminated at the request of United We Can


The Assembly of Madrid starts its political course this Thursday with a plenary session in which the members of the Board of Directors of Radio Television Madrid (RTVM) will be elected, which were approved last June in the branch commission.

The parliamentary groups of PP, Más Madrid, PSOE and Vox in the Assembly then gave the go-ahead to the candidates except United We Can, which did not participate in their voting on the understanding that it was not in accordance with the law.

The Board of the Assembly of Madrid made the allocation of the number of candidates to be proposed by the different parliamentary groups to the board of directors of Radio Televisión Madrid, establishing, for a total of five directors, with two seats for the PP, and one for More Madrid, another for the PSOE and another for Vox, leaving United We Can out of the quota.

On behalf of the PP, Antxón Sarasqueta and Diego Closet were selected. Más Madrid presented Gemma Teso, who worked at RTVM between 1989 and 1999 and is now a professor of Communication Processes and Media and Communication Theory at the Complutense University.

For its part, Vox proposed Rubén Gallardo, an expert in management with more than 25 years of experience in the real estate and tourism sector, where he has held different national and international positions in different multinational companies and from the PSOE to the journalist José María Noguerol.


The ‘purple’ formation filed a contentious-administrative appeal before the Superior Court of Justice of Madrid (TSJM) against the resolution of the Table of the Assembly of Madrid of May 23 by which the number of candidates of the groups for the Telemadrid’s board of directors.

Podemos’s argument is that the Telemadrid Law was modified but not the Regulations of the Assembly, which also speaks of the members of the Board of Directors, their distribution and majorities for their election. The change of regulation would need to be approved by an absolute majority.

They consider that this article should “have been modified and has not been modified”. Therefore, “he continues to talk about four members, not five, on the Board of Directors” and there will be “another distribution that has nothing to do with the one proposed by the Government.”

Sources from United We Can have transferred to Europa Press that if the appointment of these candidates goes ahead in the plenary session this Thursday, they will go to the Constitutional Court. However, a vote will be taken first thing in the morning if this point is removed from the agenda in plenary.


In another order of things, the Plenary will debate the amendments to all the leftist parties to the Social Services Bill, understanding that from the regional government they “give a hand to neoliberalism in residences, speculators and private markets.” In addition, they consider that it is a “setback” because “it does not guarantee the ratios of professionals, nor is it capable of guaranteeing the universality of services and it privatizes the sector.”

The amendment to the entire PSOE to the Draft Law amending the text of the legal provisions of the Community of Madrid on taxes transferred by the State for the adoption of fiscal measures aimed at protecting the maternity and paternity and promotion of the birth rate and conciliation.

In addition, the Minister of Economy, Finance and Employment, Javier Fernández-Lasquetty, will appear to give an account of the execution of the commitments made by the Government in this Legislature, with the approval of the Budgets on the horizon, and the Vice President, Minister of Education and Universities, Enrique Ossorio, on the start of the school year 22/23.

As for the Non-Law Proposals (NLP), it will be discussed to launch a Pact for Science, carry out a cultural program around comics, increase public vocational training places and implement free school canteens for the kindergarten and primary school students.


As usual, the Government Control Session will begin at 10 a.m. with a question from the deputy spokesperson for United We Can, Alejandra Jacinto, to the regional president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, about the priority axes of the public policies developed.

Next, the spokesperson for Vox, Rocío Monasterio, will consult you on measures regarding housing, while the spokesperson for the PSOE, Juan Lobato, will do so on personal and family reconciliation.

The spokesperson for Más Madrid, Mónica García, will want to know what measures have been put in place to reduce the impact of the energy crisis on families in Madrid and the spokesperson for the PP, Pedro Muñoz Abrines, on how he assesses the region’s fiscal policy.

The questions addressed to the rest of the councilors will be focused on the rental bonus, abortions, waiting lists in health, the situation of the residents of San Fernando de Henares affected by the Metro line 7B, urban developments and tourism.

The Assembly kicks off the course with a Plenary in which the members of the RTVM Council will be elected