• PP Gamarra accuses the PSOE of "ideological transfuguismo" for not reneging on the amnesty as "two months ago"
  • Politics The Government detracts from the mobilization of the PP against amnesty: "The social majority we heard on July 23"

Perhaps, what has happened, is that everyone calibrated the times badly in the end. The PP because it thought that for a month it would have all the focus and could shell its country project and exhibit a State profile; the PSOE because it imagined a scenario where it could advance in the shadows its negotiation with the Catalan nationalists on amnesty. And it has been long for everyone. For this reason, in a way, the socialists breathe a sigh of relief because the investiture of Alberto Núñez Feijóo arrives, everything points to that it failed, and its time arrives.

Time for what? Well, primarily for two things: on the one hand, if the King designates after a new round of consultation Pedro Sánchez as a candidate for the investiture there will be a deadline to negotiate with the independentists of ERC, Junts, Bildu and PNV. There will be a time reference for the "maximum positions" to go towards a meeting point. So far there have been contacts, dialogue, even exchange of documents according to ERC, but it would enter the decisive phase of the negotiation.

And, secondly, because the citizens and the PSOE would know that it is being negotiated, because Sánchez has promised that once the investiture of Feijóo passes he will speak "with total frankness, with total transparency" and within his party there is expectation and concern to see black on white what has been negotiated. It is assumed that from there, everyone will have to pronounce themselves.

"After more than a month of farce, it finally ends," they ironically from the socialist leadership. "Neither Feijóo had the support a month ago, nor does he have them now. Not a single more seat. He insisted on asking for more than a month, and he has made us lose a month to all Spaniards."

More than 175 votes

This is one of the levers with which the PSOE seeks to erode the figure of Feijóo and try to open a waterway with respect to his leadership. "The important figure is not 30,000, 40,000 or 60,000 people, but having been able to forge a parliamentary majority that would give viability to that investiture. More than 175 votes. Today, Mr Feijóo, who is the candidate, has only 172. It is in the place where it began," was the disdain with which La Moncloa, through Isabel Rodríguez, spokesperson for the Executive, valued Sunday's mobilization against the amnesty led by the PP. "The social majority of Spain we heard very emphatically at the polls on July 23."

The PSOE wants to portray the "loneliness" of Feijóo, reporting that he is not able to gather support beyond Vox, and that his project does not collect the necessary majority (176 votes). "Feijóo looks for excuses in the street and anywhere, except in the headquarters of the popular will," they say from Sánchez's team.

Faced with this, they exhibit muscle with up to three majorities. Their accounts are that while on 23-J eleven million people voted PP-Vox, twelve million voted against them and, therefore, are likely to add up for their majority. And to this they add the 178 votes that made the socialist Francina Armengol president of the Congress, and the 180 that they harvested in the approval of the reform of the Regulations of the Congress to allow the use of the co-official languages. Majorities against the stagnation of Feijóo. Its purpose is to convey that it is unable to add support.

Another flank with which the PSOE and the Government will attack Feijóo will be censuring the "nonsense" and the "shameful" that the PP makes "appeals" to transfuguismo.

  • Congress of Deputies
  • Investiture of the President
  • Politics
  • Pedro Sanchez
  • PSOE
  • Alberto Núñez Feijóo