Paper coalitions

The investiture of Díaz Ayuso has confirmed one of the paradoxes of our time. On the one hand, our policy - national, autonomous, municipal - has been organized around two


The investiture of Díaz Ayuso has confirmed one of the paradoxes of our time. On the one hand, our policy - national, autonomous, municipal - has been organized around two granite blocks . Although they compete with each other, the members of each block seem to have assumed that they are in the same bag as the others and forced to understand each other. Coalition forms are even taken for granted during election campaigns. However, these blocks end up building fragile coalitions (as in the Community of Madrid) or directly nonatas (as in the national government). Diaz Ayuso's investiture speech reminded, in this sense, that of Pedro Sánchez from a month ago: one could not avoid the disharmony between the magnitude of the announced program and the weak, brittle air of the coalition that was supposed to do it reality. Because how long would the PSOE-Podemos Government have lasted that almost formed in July? How long can the Government of Ayuso last when its main partner wants to replace its party, when its other partner is volatile and at any time can break the legislature, and when possible charges are still appearing on the horizon of the PP?

The blocks look like iron, but their coalitions are more reminiscent of those papers (nothing else are the documents) whose sending, filtering, signing and exegesis has become an inseparable part of their liturgy. In a passage from his memoirs, Martin Amis writes that "my life painted well on paper, which is, in fact, where most of it was developing." And so with the life of these coalitions, with the added impression that, from one day to the next, someone can get up and tear the folio. The problem, of course, is that these sheets come out much more expensive than those of stationery; and that, if the multiparty system continues to give this impression of inoperance, the disaffection and fallacious nostalgia of bipartisanship will continue to spread . But the political class seems to have become accustomed to all this, partly because the frentism of the blocks distracts from possible demands of self-criticism. For example: it seems that no one on the Madrid left has raised an analysis of why, after 24 years of popular governments, after a decade of scandals that directly affect the PP, and before some heads of low political weight list, the left He has again been unable to win the Community of Madrid.

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