- Protest The PP fills again in Madrid against the amnesty and the "unbearable humiliation" of the Salvadoran mediator between Pedro Sánchez and Puigdemont
The internal trickle of criticism in the PSOE of Pedro Sánchez's political roadmap and the amnesty agreed with separatism continues. The president of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page, revealed yesterday that, if he had been a national deputy, he would have "abandoned" his act rather than invest Sánchez for a legislature in which the coalition government depends completely on the pro-independence formations in Congress.
The socialist leader of Castilla-La Mancha, the main critic of Sánchez, framed this position in his "particular" criterion to precisely defend that the parliamentarians of Castilla-La Mancha did not break the voting discipline in the investiture session held two weeks ago in the Lower House. "An MP can disagree with an opinion in the parliamentary group, but if the group decides by majority, democratically, a position must be accepted. You have to be a democrat before being a leftist or a right-winger," he explained in an interview with LaSexta's Salvados program, in which he developed his position on the amnesty just a day after the PSOE met with Junts in Geneva secretly and agreed on the figure of a Salvadoran mediator who is an expert in guerrillas. Francisco Galindo.
Page predicted that the legislature will not reach four years, and analyzed that there will be two different stages for the government: "Until Puigdemont crosses La Junquera [border with France] there will be one legislature, and from there another." And he defended that both the independence movement and Vox will gain muscle after the government's "concessions" to separatism, opposed to what was defended in the electoral program, which is what he said he remained faithful to: "If we have gone to ask millions of Spaniards for the vote to do one thing and we do the opposite, to whom do we lack loyalty?" wondered the socialist territorial baron, who ruled out in any case running to lead the party and succeed Pedro Sánchez, whom he disliked for his "changes of opinion from one day to the next". "It's more honest to recognize that votes are needed and that where I've said I've said I'm Diego."
Regarding the future, Page was "sceptical" about the amnesty's ability to reconcile Catalan society, and asserted that its critical position may give an image of "loneliness" in the public sphere, "but not in the background". He acknowledged that in the last Socialist Federal Committee in which amnesty and pacts with formations such as ERC or Junts were addressed "the air was cut with a knife" and the atmosphere was "hostile" and stressed his intention to "appeal beforehand" any referendum that is held that does not have to do with the reform of the Constitution. Even so, he explained, he is convinced by what has been signed with Junts that no kind of consultation on independence will be held.
Asked about his relationship with Alberto Núñez Feijóo, Emiliano García-Page gave him a 5. In response to the same question regarding Pedro Sánchez, he responded with an 8 in social policies and a 2 in the territorial scope and in the relationship with nationalism.
- Pedro Sanchez
- Castilla-La Mancha
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- Carles Puigdemont