The positioning of a retired leader vis-à-vis his successor has only occurred explicitly and openly in the Popular Party, when José María Aznar has denounced Mariano Rajoy with remarks. In other games, the warnings and the councils have been muted, But that does not mean that they do not reach their destination and that the recipients are not affected, especially before the leading leaderships and the most influential militants. Since before the elections, Pedro
Sánchez is sending him encrypted warning messages that in the political world provoke a flood of interpretations. The most assiduous messenger is Susana Díaz, that he only has to put his guarantee of the unity of Spain ahead so that it is understood that he is instructing him on the duty to avoid supporters of referendums, the latest fashion of the radicals.
Felipe González also marks Sánchez, with public subtleties and in private contacts. He will not tell you what to do, but the old socialist leader is one of those who do not stitch without thread.
Little media attention has been paid to it, although much in certain political environments, to the article he published on Saturday in El País entitled La destruction of Venezuelain which he accuses Nicolás Maduro of maneuvering roughly after the victory of the opposition and of being an incapable ruler:
“The Maduro government,” he writes, “has brought Venezuela to an unbearable situation, both from the social and economic point of view, as well as in terms of citizen security, democratic liberties or general corruption.” Many do not find the new disapproval of González when Sánchez maintains without clear your doubt about an alliance with Podemos, the party closest to the Chavista regime. Sánchez has not changed its pre-electoral position
Sánchez has not changed his pre-electoral position to refuse the agreement with the Popular Party and the attempt post-election govern with the support of a mix of parties to his left. In the first part of his strategy, his party maintains his support, but as for the second, various voices are preventing him.
To warn you about Podemos They do not have to try very hard because the formation of Pablo Iglesias continues to portray himself as a party little fond of democratic uses, once again rejecting his condemnation of Maduro and his attempts against the electoral result: he has refused to sign a manifesto for the defense of the democracy in Venezuela they have subscribed PP, PSOE, Ciudadanos, UPyD and PNV.
Possibly Sánchez, helped by concerned colleagues, who are not few together with González, has already realized that an alliance with Podemos and other populist and independence organizations – because only with them could achieve a majority – entails a serious risk not now only for him but for his own organization, but the refusal to study a pact with the PP, even to have a civil negotiation with him, it leads the country to a political paralysis that could only be achieved with new elections. Sánchez has shown a stubbornness that does not help to solve the serious problem of governance that Spain has.
It is in this scenario that the old guard of socialism, which knows what compromises the responsibility to govern, and the most sensible leaders, who want to avoid the reckless adventure of experiments.