The Popular Party raised this Thursday in the Senate the wall of his territorial power against Pedro Sánchez and his aspiration to preside over the Government of Spain again after an agreement with the independence parties and the left a patriot. Eleven regional presidents, one vice president and the leaders of the two autonomous cities, representing 70% of the population, exhibited their diversity and multilingualism to oppose the negotiation undertaken by the socialist candidate for the investiture, understanding that it will imply a « betrayal” to the State, the Constitution, Justice and the Spanish people in exchange for a handful of votes that would guarantee him remaining in Moncloa.
The session of the General Commission of the Autonomous Communities It wasn’t really a debate. It was a succession of interventions that barely deviated from a common line of argument: no, to the amnesty that Sánchez designed for those involved in the 2017 attempt against the State; no, to contemplate, neither in the short nor in the medium nor in the long term, the possibility of a self-determination referendum in Catalonia; and not to accept a bilateral negotiation of financing and debt forgiveness with the Generalitat.
Madrid, Aragón, Castilla y León, Extremadura, Cantabria, Galicia, Murcia, Valencian Community, Andalusia, La Rioja, Canary Islands, Balearic Islands, Ceuta and Melilla. They all formed a common front, an accusatory court against the candidate for the investiture for being willing to surrender to the independence “blackmail” “what belongs to everyone”, for being determined to “break equality among Spaniards”, “grant impunity and privileges” and “humiliate the State” to satisfy “their personal interests.” And, furthermore, do it “clandestinely” and with “opacity.”
No representative of the acting Government attended the session, nor did any of the three socialist regional presidents. Neither did he president Íñigo Urkullu. The justification of all of them was that the PP “instrumentalized” the Senate by imposing a debate in which its position is overwhelming.
The lone socialist voice assumed it Juan Espadaswhich accused the PP of engaging in politics of “confrontation” and “frontism” with the sole objective of “avoiding a progressive government.”