The last of the pacts that the presidential candidate Alberto Núñez Feijóo exposed in his harsh intervention was the territorial one. He claimed to the regional president that he was the one. He reviewed the contacts that he has maintained with regional presidents in recent months. He walked his speech through the Spanish geography to specify what were the demands of the parts that make up the whole. From Ceuta and Melilla to Asturias. From Valencia to Extremadura, without forgetting the commitment that the Community of Madrid recovers fiscal autonomy. And, at the end of the journey, Catalonia. But without referring, as he did a few weeks ago, to lace. It was just another community, with its problems, like all: the return of the companies that changed headquarters in 2017 or the volume of taxes that Catalans pay. But, at the doors of the chamber, two regional presidents who supported him, when interviewed, were only heard talking about independence blackmail and the amnesty. From the first word of his speech, so vehement that he recalled the implacable Feijóo of the electoral debate, the popular candidate mercilessly attacked the acting president for the possible approval of that law as a necessary condition for being inaugurated.
On the sheaf of papers that Feijóo was carrying was printed the photograph of the demonstration organized by his party last Sunday against the amnesty. Because, indeed, this is and will be the elephant in Congress. At the same time, it is the argument that the popular candidate uses to avoid facing reality. He does not have the parliamentary majority to be sworn in. Vox, radioactive, is there. For this reason, there is a blind spot in his questioning of Junts and the PNV. “Have they voted for you to apply Podemos’s economic policy?” Unclear. Feijóo would want them to be his natural allies. But it is not realistic. A couple of hours earlier, in the Parliament of Catalonia, President Aragonès, who also spoke of amnesty, stated something that is not entirely false either: “Feijóo will fail because Catalonia has defeated him.” We are here. Here we will continue. It is not easy for the Popular Party to obtain the necessary support in Catalonia and the Basque Country by presenting itself only as a regionalist candidate for a Spain with a problem to be solved.
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