Although the PSOE and Sumar have already reached an agreement to relaunch a progressive government, some of the main parties that make up the coalition led by Yolanda Díaz have opened internal processes to decide whether they support the impeachment of PSOE Secretary General Pedro. Sanchez. Izquierda Unida will do this between Friday and Sunday of this week, and its leader, Alberto Garzon, intends to propose this Thursday at the meeting of the Federal Coordinator to support this vote. The consumption minister will also propose to start consultations with the grassroots to decide whether they want a party in this new executive.
In a draft of the political report that Garzon will send to the management this afternoon, which elDiario.es had access to, the party’s federal coordinator suggests that Izquierda Unida MPs “vote for the investment of the new government. Support for the progressive coalition with the agreement reached between Sumar and the PSOE. If the management approves the document, a question will arise from this meeting on the bases where they will ask if they want to support this investment.
“Our organization maintains a serious and responsible attitude, avoiding tactics and internal destruction. Progressive citizens expect nothing else from us. In his speech, Garzon discusses the measures agreed in the agreement between the Socialists and Summar, and appreciates that “a large part of the measures” that the IU proposed in its previous coordinator “have been adopted.” “Also, we will continue to fight for other measures that, although not included in the agreement, are still necessary for the working families of our country,” he said.
Voting will take place from Friday to Sunday this week, party spokesperson Sira Rego said this week. Activists will be able to vote online on Friday and Saturday, and vote in person on Sunday.
If Izquierda Unida’s base supports the investment, and if Sánchez is eventually elected president, for which he needs the vote of Catalan independents, the leadership will launch an internal referendum for the militants to decide whether they want to be part of the party. The new coalition government. “In this case, the decision corresponds to the entire membership, which must vote in a referendum on possible participation, as provided for by paragraph 3 of Article 82 of the Statute,” the IU leader recalled.
Although the decision rests in the hands of the general public, the party leadership has already expressed its desire to participate in the next government in recent weeks. “Izquierda Unida logically demands to be part of the government,” Rego said in an interview with this newspaper. If the vote is positive, as expected, Garzon suggests that management authorize the organization’s negotiating teams to reach, if necessary, a “best deal.”
The structure of this executive has yet to be decided, but it is likely that the number of cabinet ministries will be reduced, and thus the corresponding minority partner quota. Sumar’s main parties declared their place in the government: Podemos, Comuns and also Más Madrid, in addition to IU, declared their presence.
In the first coalition government, the main parties of Unidas Podemos were represented, Garzón from IU in consumption and Manuel Castells and then Joan Subiras from the universities, as well as Pablo Iglesias (and later Ione Bellara) and Irene Montero from Podemos. And Yolanda Diaz at work, no more IU card.
Sumari is now trying to break free from this framework of distribution between parties, indicating that circumstances have changed since 2019: apart from the possible reduction of the Council of Ministers, there are now fourteen but not four parties. With whom we should negotiate, yes, the majority of formations in the electoral agreement do not have aspirations to enter the executive power.
Source: El Diario