In the midst of a political storm as a result of the uncertainty coming out of the 23-Jthe imminent failed investiture of Alberto Núñez Feijóo and, above all, the amnesty looming on the horizon, two fundamental figures for socialism and the political history of our country will receive much of the media focus today. Alfonso Guerra y Felipe Gonzalez will coincide in public this Wednesday, just over 24 hours after Congress, as part of the agreement between the left and the independence movement, approved processing the use of co-official languages and that Oriol Junqueras welcomed the measure while highlighting that the amnesty “has already been agreed” with Pedro Sánchez’s PSOE.
The acting President of the Government, who did not attend Congress yesterday as he was in UN Assembly in New York, has had to deal in recent weeks with internal opposition from prominent figures of socialism. It has been less than a week, in fact, since the PSOE expelled Nicolas Redondo from their ranks for their criticism of the amnesty and Ferraz, as he said this Sunday THE WORLDdetected an internal plot by the most critical wing of the party, led precisely by Guerra and González.
This Wednesday, following the presentation of the latest book by the former vice president of the Government, The rose and the thorns (La Esfera), and days after Redondo’s expulsion, Guerra and González will meet and speak publicly for the first time since all the aforementioned events occurred. Although the PSOE has made an effort in recent days to close ranks around the leadership of the party, Guerra and González will be accompanied by dozens of members of the PSOE considered to be from the sector that is hardest on Sánchez, such as the president of Castilla. The stain, Emiliano García-Page -who has not yet commented on the expulsion of Nicolás Redondo-, or the former president of Aragón, Javier Lambán. Both have continually rejected the Government’s policy of moving closer to the independence movement, as well as the concessions made throughout the last legislature.
Nicolás Redondo himself will attend the presentation of Alfonso Guerra’s book and, as this newspaper has learned, he will also do so Joaquín Leguinaalso expelled from the party last December for his public support for Isabel Díaz Ayuso.
At the presentation, convened this afternoon in the Cátedra Mayor of the Ateneo de Madrid, there will also be no shortage of ministers from the González and Guerra legislatures, such as José Barrionuevo, Rosa Conde, Virgilio Zapatero, Javier Sáenz de Cosculluela, Fernando Ledesmaand the PP MEP Castle Pillar.