Ábalos seeks “channels of expression” so that the independentists are not outside the law
After the last advances in the negotiation with ERC in the face of the investiture, Pedro Sánchez has sought today to reassure those who think – as he did a few dates ago – that Spain cannot depend on the sovereignist parties. In the first place, the acting president wanted to clarify that “we have not yet reached any agreement with ERC”, but in the case that it is reached, he wanted to guarantee that “the agreement will always be within the framework of the democratic legality, of the Spanish Constitution and, secondly, that it will be public ”for the sake of“ transparency. ”Sanchez thus seeks to normalize conversations with the independentists, within the Constitution and the Statute, to whom he thanked they would sit at the table to talk, although they also appealed to the “set of political forces”, because all of them, he said, have the responsibility of helping to form a Government in Spain as soon as possible. assured, from London, where he participates in the NATO summit, the acting president has framed the negotiations with ERC in order to achieve the unlocking of the investiture, and has valued This position with respect to that of constitutionalist forces (PP and Citizens) that was inhibited from promoting stability.
Little is known about the "approaches" that are being registered between ERC and the PSOE after the two meetings that have occurred so far in Congress. The advance that is exhibited publicly is the acceptance by the Socialists that there is a political conflict. “We must face the political conflict and not deny it. Unilateralism has failed and not facing conflict is not the answer either, ”José Luis Ábalos defended today. Moreover, the PSOE negotiator has gone further, with a somewhat unfortunate pronouncement, in which he assured that the teams “try to find channels of expression in such a way that it is not necessary and nobody has to resort to being outside the legal system ”, In allusion to the independentistas.
In the PSOE they continue pressing to go to an investiture before Christmas, "because the country needs a government now and there are many problems that cannot be postponed", but they recognize that "it is not in their hands" to advance the calendar. Who manages the times is ERC and does not seem willing to give a quick outcome to this issue. “Everyone has the times they have, they haven't asked us for a specific time, but if we have times we would like to meet. If the investiture must take place, there is no need for delay, ”said Ábalos.
. (tagsToTranslate) Pedro Sánchez (t) The investiture of Sánchez