The former mayor of San Sebastián and former socialist deputy, Odón Elorza, asked himself “what happened to dignity” after the statement in which the PSOE announced the meeting of its Secretary of Organization, Santos Cerdán, with the former Catalan president and head of the Junts, Carles Puigdemont, which the socialists called ‘president’.
“When my party says that it met with the ‘PRESIDENT’ Puigdemont and that everything is good, it calms me down,” Olorza said ironically this Tuesday in a message on the social network X, collected by Europa Press. In the same humorous tone, one PSOE deputy until January 30 added that he should learning “to change course and trust” in Puigdemont, before asking: “But what happened to dignity?”
Elorza asked the PSOE in recent days that the amnesty law it approved for the impeachment of Pedro Sánchez forced the Catalan independence parties to stop unilateralism, argued that “the political cost” of this measure “must be borne by both parties.”
Si mi partido dice que se ha reunido con El PRESIDENT Puigdemont y que todo va bien, … me tranquiliza.
Aprenderé a cambiar el paso y a confiar en el President.
Pero qué fue de la dignidad? pic.twitter.com/WVgcKHKavd
— Odón Elorza (@odonelorza2011) October 30, 2023
After the PSOE leader defended the amnesty last Saturday in the Federal Committee of the party as necessary for coexistence and to achieve his re-election as President of the Government, Elorza did not oppose the move, but requested that in the preamble of the law says that what happened to Catalonia in 2017 “against the rule of law, it’s illegal” and that, moreover, “the unilateral route must be stopped”, because it is “unacceptable.”
At the beginning of the year, the Basque politician resigned his seat because of that his ideas are no longer “useful” for the party, so he considered it better to stay away to avoid “misunderstandings.” He is considered one of the last critical voices in the Socialist Group, distancing himself from the group’s direction on specific issues.