A group of intellectuals and former politicians from Ciudadanos (Cs) and Unión Progreso y Democracia (UPyD) promote The Third Spaina project for a new social democratic party critical of the PSOE, which defines itself as “a reformist left” focused on the future and “aware of Spain“, which rejects “privileges” and defends the equality of Spaniards before the law as “essential.”
Among the 41 signatories of this new political party are the attorney in the Courts of Castilla y León for Ciudadanos, Francisco Igea; the founder of the orange formation, the jurist Francesc de Carreras; the former UPyD MEP FRancisco Sosa Wagner; the philosopher Fernando Savater; the writer Andrés Trapiello; The lawyer Elvira Marcos; the writer Gabriela Bustelo; and the journalist and former president of the Ermua Forum, Iñaki Left.
In the founding text of La Tercera España, to which Europa Press has had access, the party criticizes that the country “is on the verge of implosion” with an “indecisive right” -PP- that “does not excite its voters” and a left–PSOE– that “has thrown its secular ideology overboard, betting on the paths of populism, personalism, opportunism and demagoguery.”
Specifically, the party charges against the Government of Pedro Sánchez, a “minority and hypertrophied” government that in five years has given “a recital of falsehoods, contradictions, incompetence – except in matters of propaganda – and cult of the personality of its general secretary.” “All of this covers up a corrupt partisanship that includes the assault on institutions and contempt for the letter of the law and democratic practice,” he emphasizes.
‘The Third Spain’ makes it ugly that the current leader of the PSOE wants to “remain in power” supported by a “variegated multitude of micro-parties whose only link is his repudiation of the Constitution and its institutions”, in reference to Sumar and the independence groups.