The second vice president, Pablo Iglesias, has discovered that ERC Y Collect do not consider their alliance with United We Can as something strategic in the Congress. Earlier this week, leaders of Can tried to close ranks with the nationalists to overthrow the proposal of the PSOE of the zerolo law. We can consider the initiative of Carmen Calvo as an invasion of powers of the ministry of Irene Montero, and for the first time pointed to Pedro Sanchez as the architect of the maneuver. He wanted to send a strong message to PSOE including in his reaction to ERC and Bildu. But the nationalists turned their back on him.
The fact has surprised and “Angry” to the vice president of the Government, reveal internal sources of Podemos to Vozpópuli, because the treason it was consummated a few hours after the Catalan elections. Iglesias fears that Sánchez may be tempted to turn to the center, and considers the alliance with ERC and Bildu in Congress as essential for his permanence in the Council of Ministers.
However, the reaction of the independentistas surprised the purple leader. Some in Podemos explain that the position of ERC and Bildu shows that both parties reject the role of “intermediary” with Sánchez that Iglesias wanted to knitr at the start of the legislature.
Even from the purple party itself voices are heard justifying the nationalists and reproaching the leader for his conduct. “Pablo [Iglesias] he cannot think of being the benchmark for all the left in this country, least of all the Basques and Catalans. It is already a lot that Alberto Garzón has given him his match. But trying even with Más País and Compromís is a huge mistake ”. Indeed, in Commitment there are discomfort for the attempt of United We Can to add them to a confrontation with the PSOE that they want to avoid.
Block of 53 deputies
The question is not trivial. The second vice president has outlined a strategy of pressure on Sánchez that goes through put on the table a total of 53 deputies, the result of a sum of 35 seats from Unidos Podemos, 13 from ERC and five from Bildu. This approach proved the winner during the budget negotiation, in which Iglesias managed to throw Ciudadanos out of the equation and closed ranks with the nationalist left.
Iglesias knows that to shield himself in the Government his deputies are useful but not enough. So he needs the 18 Basque and Catalan nationalists. To them he has promised make them “influential” in Madrid. ERC and Bildu aspire to replace Convergencia and the PNV as the main nationalist parties in their respective autonomous community. Iglesias understood that interest and maneuvered to take advantage of it.
It formalized its strategic alliance offer in the meetings it held with Bildu and ERC in September, during the budget negotiation. At those meetings, Iglesias reminded ERC and Bildu spokesmen that European aid represented an unprecedented injection of money, and that to access those funds it was necessary to say yes to Sánchez’s accounts, as this newspaper revealed. But this week ERC and Bildu have shown that “They want and can negotiate alone with the PSOE”, according to sources from Podemos itself.
Irene Montero, the “weak flank”
That extreme has irritated Iglesias. The purple leader and his leadership believe that the PSOE’s maneuver wants to test their ability to resist. Irene Montero’s department reacted with deep discomfort for what they consider a disloyalty of the socialists. The purples believe that the ‘Zerolo law’ wants to dynamite the ‘ley trans’ where Podemos works.
From Podemos, in addition, they point out that Iglesias had to intervene to put out the fire, but without showing any sign of giving in: “Pablo and Irene are one thing. The PSOE has attacked Irene Montero because it has not resigned itself to Equality is controlled by Podemos, and also because they consider that this is the weak flank of Iglesias “, they comment from the purple party.
Immediately, the leader of Podemos and vice president has tried to compact his troops. But has he realized that nationalists do not have the same strategic approach. Rather, they opt for a conjunctural alliance depending on each negotiation. The feeling of a certain loneliness begins to spread in the purple party.
Source: Vozpópuli by www.vozpopuli.com.
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