A Portuguese word used in the debate for investiture in the Spanish parliament has generated a stir in social networks: thanks. Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez thanked the support of BNG (Galicia Nationalist Bloc) representative, Néstor Rego, with a “thank you”, thinking it was the correct expression to thank in Galician.
Criticism on social networks was not expected. After all, “thank you” is a Portuguese word. The truth is that the word “thank you” is not officially recognized in the Dictionary of the Royal Galician Academy, in Galician one would say “grazas”. In Galician, “thank you” is used only in the conjugation of the verb oblige, referring to someone who is forced into something.
BNG deputy Néstor Rego himself had finished his speech with a “thank you”, which could mean that he belongs to the reintegrationist movement, which is in favor of the cultural, linguistic and social union of Galicia and Portugal. But anyway, the criticism on social networks, especially on Twitter, centered on Pedro Sánchez.
The investiture session of Spanish socialist leader Pedro Sánchez began this Saturday and is due to end on Tuesday. After Sánchez presented his program, a debate followed with the intervention of all ten parliamentary parties. It is hoped that in the first vote on Sunday, the candidate for prime minister will not collect an absolute majority of votes. However, on Tuesday, according to the law, it is enough to have more favorable than unfavorable votes. Sánchez expects to obtain 167 favorable votes against 164 unfavorable votes and 19 abstentions.