One more step. The evidence that the amnesty is already something closed. Black on white in the absence of the fine print being published. And, therefore, also the investiture of Pedro Sanchez. Saturday was the PSOE leader’s embrace of forgiveness for those involved in the process. Barely 48 hours later, the rehabilitation of the fugitive Carlos Puigdemont. Visit to Brussels and meeting. He is no longer an envoy or the shield that she is the second vice president and leader of Sumar, Yolanda Diaz. It is the PSOE that already sits with the former Catalan president. The screens follow one another. The steps intertwine. The amnesty and investiture are a matter of hours. The Moncloa He wants the week of November 6 to 10 to be a reality, with a possible vote that elects Sánchez on Wednesday the 8th.
The PSOE legitimizes and publicly restores – it was already in the shadows – as an interlocutor to the former president of Catalonia who promoted the disconnection laws, made a unilateral declaration of ephemeral independence and fled. The Secretary of Organization of the PSOE, Santos Cerdan, Number Three of the formation, met this Monday with Puigdemont in the offices that the Junts per Catalunya/Lliures per Europa deputies have in the European Parliament. A legitimation of the politician who took refuge in Brussels, as Sánchez already rehabilitated Oriol Junqueras as an interlocutor with a phone call hours before meeting with the ERC parliamentary spokesperson, Gabriel Rufian.
The general secretary of Junts also attended the meetingJordi Turullthe president of the PSOE group in the European Parliament, Iratxe García-Pérezand the head of the socialist delegation in the European Parliament, Javier Moreno. The photo, uncomfortable for the PSOE, took place just a few hours before it took place in the Congress the historic act of the swearing in of the Constitution of the Princess Eleanor
The snapshot also shows that the two parties are no longer in a position to back down. Some, because they are going to Brussels to seek the 7 votes of a party led by a fugitive from Justice; others because they agree to portray themselves negotiating with the representatives of a State that they do not recognize and against which they attack. A step without return.
The meeting took place at a time in which Puigdemont has received other politicians such as the president of Catalonia, Pere Aragonés. Although it cannot be seen in the photos sent by the PSOE, the room is dominated by a large image in which a girl holds up, cheered on by the rest, one of the ballot boxes that was used to celebrate the illegal 1-O referendum. In September, the European Parliament decided to remove this image from an exhibition installed at its headquarters in Brussels.