Yolanda Díaz is convinced they can repeat a progressive coalition government with the Socialist Party. On Monday he traveled to Brussels to meet Carles Puigdemont, the unofficial leader of the Junts, a key formation for Pedro Sánchez to handle a future inauguration. And after this meeting, he sees this possibility more closely, as he explained this Wednesday in a forum of the Democratic Party in Italy. “After talking to Mr Puigdemont, I am convinced that there will be a progressive government in Spain,” she said.
Brussels, epicenter of the investiture
Last Monday, the two met in Brussels for a previously announced meeting, which was also attended by community leader Jaume Asens and MEP Toni Comín. After the meeting, the two parties did not provide any details about the talks, but released a statement in which they agreed to “consider all democratic solutions to defuse the political conflict”.
Although several of the second vice president’s hard core expressed Sumar’s feelings after that meeting, such as speakers Ernest Urtasun and Marta Lois or Asens himself, Díaz had not yet made a decision about the meeting.
In a meeting with asked about this issue Under Italian MPs Elly Schlein and Andrea Orlando, the leader of Sumar is convinced there will be a “progressive government”. “We don’t have to see Catalonia as a problem, but as a real opportunity. As a diverse country with different cultures and different forms of governance. All this wealth makes us better. “I believe that we will have a progressive government in my country,” he said.
Díaz believes an agreement with partners from the previous legislature, to which they must now add junts, goes in the direction citizens voted for. “They voted to continue to gain rights, to continue to advance labor and economic rights, to continue the fight against climate change and to advance the rights of women, feminism and LGTBI people. And they said that they want a diverse Spain,” he said, recalling that this Wednesday both his formation and the PSOE and the nationalist forces in Congress registered the reform so that deputies in all sectors of the Chamber could Can use official languages Low.
Díaz’s meeting with Puigdemont came just a day before the Catalan ex-president publicly spelled out the demands of his education in return for his support for a future inauguration by Sánchez. In a press conference in the European Parliament, he called for an amnesty law and a “rapporteur” as a preliminary to negotiations on support for a progressive coalition government.
The former president warned that certain “preconditions” would have to be met before negotiations could begin: “recognition of the legitimacy of the independence movement”, “abandonment of the judicial process” and amnesty; a rapporteur to mediate and review the agreements and promote the Catalan language in the European Union. He assured that all of these conditions fit into the constitution and can be implemented before the vote to inaugurate Pedro Sánchez.
Asens: “The amnesty is a prerequisite for the investiture”
This morning, Asens ruled out that an amnesty law was a “requirement” to talk about the investiture, but rather that it was the condition for that vote to take place. Thanks to his good relations with Puigdemont and his people, Asens acts as a link between Spanish politics and Waterloo. Speaking to Onda Cero’s mics this morning, he insisted that “at the core of the agreement is an amnesty.”
“The investiture depends on that. Later he accompanied it with other considerations, but in every negotiation you start from a maximum position and then the positions are weakened and I think that in the case of Puigdemont there is a will to bring the positions closer together,” he said in an interview he showed more problems with the reporter character that Junts put on the table. “Speaking of a rapporteur seems to me to be typical of armed conflicts or peace processes. “I think there are other formulas,” Asens said, criticizing that this number would “considerably lengthen a negotiation process between parties and not ‘between governments’.