Just one hour after attending the swearing-in ceremony of Princess Leonor’s Constitution, the negotiations for the investiture of Pedro Sánchez are taking cruising speed. The historic act in the Cortes was just a parenthesis. A stand by. On this Tuesday afternoon, a call between Pedro Sánchez and the president of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Peter Aragonés, has sealed an agreement between both parties on the future amnesty law. The two leaders “have unlocked the latest details”, as reported by both the PSOE and ERC.
However, a key leg is missing in the amnesty: the agreement with Junts, which has not yet been made official. Therefore, it is an incomplete agreement. Lame. What it does is incorporate ERC demands into the text of the pardon, not yet finalized. But it occurs, yes, only hours after the public rehabilitation of Carles Puigdemont by the PSOE. The socialists, since the beginning of these negotiations, have tried to balance the balance between the two pro-independence formations, assuming that the “struggle” they maintain could ruin the dialogue and, therefore, the investiture.
As happened with the meeting held on Monday between Santos Cerdan, Number Three of the PSOE, and Carles Puigdemont, both parties have agreed on the information to be provided, the version of the events, but they have issued separate statements, without, for now, a document with the initials of both.
“Both parties consider their expectations fulfilled and their political principles regarding this rule satisfied. The law will soon be registered in the Congress of Deputies,” is the version they have transferred.
Sánchez and Aragonès have delegated to their respective negotiating teams the final closing, in the next few hours, of the eventual agreement between both parties to support the investiture, after its approval by the ERC bodies. According to his version, the agreement will contain “political and economic issues to be developed during the XV Legislature.”