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 Sánchez. Saturday was the PSOE leader’s embrace of forgiveness for those involved in the process. Barely 48 hours later, the rehabilitation of the fugitive Carles Puigdemont. Visit to Brussels and meeting. He is no longer an envoy or the shield of the second vice president and leader of Sumar, Yolanda Díaz. 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. Moncloa wants the week of November 6 to 10 to become 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, he met with Puigdemont in the rooms that the deputies of Together for Catalonia/Free for Europe they have in the European Parliament. A legitimation of the politician who took refuge in Brussels, as Pedro Sánchez already rehabilitated Oriol Junqueras as an interlocutor with a phone call hours before meeting with the ERC parliamentary spokesperson, Gabriel Rufián.
The general secretary of Junts also attended this Monday’s meeting in Brussels, Jordi 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 the historic act of swearing in the Constitution of Princess Leonor takes place in Congress today.
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.
Both the PSOE and Junts sent separate agreed statements, each party its own – there is currently no document with the logo of both – in which they maintained that there was a “good atmosphere” in the meeting held and that “they confirmed that these negotiations are progressing in the good direction. They agreed to “continue talking in the coming days.”