Pedro Sánchez avoided saying the word “amnesty”. Giving the reply to Alberto Núñez Feijóo to the socialist Óscar Puente was neither a casual nor a purely formal move, despite being within the regulations of the Chamber. The acting president avoided giving the right what he wanted since Sunday’s demonstration in Madrid: having to defend himself from an Executive that he has not yet formed, from possible concessions to the independence movement that he has not yet announced. Sánchez ignored the opposition speech that both Feijóo and Vox had prepared to make the right’s defeat more noticeable, which is not because of the amnesty, but because they do not have the votes.
And the objective of Feijóo and then Vox was to turn the session into a plenary session of rejection of the investiture of the leader of the PSOE, in order to cover up their own failure. Entire paragraphs of the speeches of the popular or the extreme right could be recycled for when Sánchez takes the alternative before the camera. Those in which Santiago Abascal calls him an “autocrat”, or those in which Feijóo says that he does not have the votes, because he is not “willing to do anything”, when the reality is that Junts does not even want to see the PP because the independence movement does not forget who He governed when on October 1, 2017. These are the reasons why the right needed to divert the debate: their increasingly intransigent turn in territorial matters has already left them without partners like the PNV, the same green as Sánchez’s tie. smiling from his seat. If the right could add up, there would be no amnesty to speak of.
So the acting president put the PP in front of the mirror of its contradictions. Puente used his pedigree as winner of the elections in Valladolid to dismantle the idea that a Frankenstein government is illegitimate, when the PP and Vox have snatched governments from the PSOE at municipal and regional levels, despite not having been the most voted list. . Namely, that in democracy those who have partners govern, which is exactly what Feijóo is about, although he tries to hide the fact that he will not be president, paradoxically, despite there being a right-wing majority in Congress.
Amnesty, what amnesty? The same one that ERC and Junts remind Sánchez that they want in exchange for making him president, when Feijóo fails. This time, the socialists avoided playing into the hands of the right, so that he could burn himself in his parliamentary solitude. But next time, it will be necessary for the acting president to explain well to the Spanish people what he agrees with the independence movement, in exchange for their votes. Not saying a word does not mean erasing realities, as Pedro Sánchez must already know.
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