Posted: Thursday, November 12, 2020 11:25 a.m.
Embarrassment within the ranks of the PSOE over the deal Iglesias made with Bildu to execute their budgets. The general management recognizes that it was a strategy of the violets to “blow up” the entry of Ciudadanos to the negotiation, but assures that “there is a certain mosque” with Podemos.
According to sources from the socialist part of the government in LaSexta, “exposure” of the agreement with EH Bildu “was not necessary” and they criticize Pablo Iglesias’ “hasty reaction” to this agreement. Precisely, the vice-president celebrated in front of the cameras of this channel that Otegi announced the support of his party.
Likewise, from Madrid, they insist that this was not planned and they admit that it surprised them, although they know that Podemos, Esquerra Republicana and EH Bildu had been working for some time to withdraw the formation of ‘Inés Arrimadas out of the equation.
They also defend that their position continues to be to take the state to account with the forces that supported the investiture of Pedro Sánchez, but they must continue negotiations with the rest of the parties, including Ciudadanos.
Criticisms of regional leaders
More critical were the regional leaders, who called this scenario a “failure” and admitted to having “a very painful feeling”. This is the case of the chairman of the board, Guillermo Fernández Vara, who spoke on his Twitter account on Wednesday.
“Seeing Otegi being the key to deciding the ELP, the state that fought against a terrorist group, gives me a very painful feeling. On the one hand, the failure as a country not to be able to make them irrelevant. Personally, I will go to the pharmacy to find an antiemetic, ”he wrote.
And, although he prefers “that they be in institutions rather than kill”, he considers that “the memory of the victims of ETA does not deserve that they are so relevant in our lives”.
The general management of the PSOE is surprised but defends that it must execute the budgets
A reaction which “surprised” the general leadership of the party because, they say, “this type of exit is not typical of Fernández Vara”. They recognize that the decision to go along with Bildu is not accepted, but they argue that general state budgets must be executed.
For his part, Adrián Barbón, the Asturian president, also insisted on the fact that the budgets “must come out” because otherwise, “we cannot face the remains of this country”. He ensures that the pact with the Basque formation “is not a dish of good taste”, but now the accounts count.
It is not a comfortable debate, but the Autonomous Communities also need these budgets
“It is not a comfortable debate, but you have to understand that colleagues in Congress think that there must be budgets and that the autonomous communities also need them,” he said in an interview on Onda Cero, in which he also recounted what happened with attitude of the PP. “I would like in Congress to have more responsibility on the part of everyone,” he said.
The President of Aragon, Javier Lambán, opted for “ Onda Cero ” to separate the budget negotiations from those of the elimination of Spanish as the lingua franca in education, designating the citizens as privileged partner for s hear on the public accounts, because it is one of the demands of the orange party.