The PSOE wants to redirect the negotiations with the Junts after it rejects the amnesty law and is ready to concede. change. Currently, the government aims for “technical” touches without accepting the changes proposed by Junts, which the socialists continue to consider unconstitutional. A gesture of relaxation and readiness for “dialogue” to save the norm after ensuring, in the heat of the parliamentary defeat this Tuesday, that they do not margin to keep moving. The person in charge of the negotiation, Felix Bolaños, remained in a stronger position this Wednesday, but the first vice president and Minister of Finance, Maria Jesus Montero, was in charge of the arrival.
“There should always be room for negotiation. Time passes and that’s the clear desire for dialogue On both sides, there are always conditions to continue incorporating issues with technical improvements,” said Montero to TVE. A few minutes later, at RAC1, he insisted: “We have always said that the text can include changes that improve its quality, but they cannot ask for the legal security of the law.”. At the same time that he opened his hand, which had already cooled down and forgot to refuse to make the changes transferred the previous day, the number two of the government and the PSOE set the limits: “There are things that can be included, which is constitutional, and some “no because they are not.” Jun’s proposals, asking to eliminate any mention of terrorism by the outlaws, were put in this second package.
The future of the legislature
In any case, the government acted a day after this first big parliamentary failure, and precisely in something as sensitive as amnesty, to ensure that the legislature was not in danger. The optimistic thesis circulating in Moncloa is that Junts will do everything possible to extend the measure of grace (threatened by judges like Manuel García-Castellón, who investigated the former president for terrorism Carles Puigdemont, and the general secretary of the ERC, Marta Rovira), but that does not preclude its approval. Once the amnesty is implemented and Sánchez’s colleagues continue, the attitude of the post-convergents will change, and it will be easier to reach an agreement with them.
Meanwhile, Junts also maintained this Wednesday condescending attitude, ensuring that there is room to reach an agreement. However, the leadership of the Independence Party insists on warning that it cannot support the current text of the amnesty law because, in its opinion, it is insufficient. guarantee against judicial initiatives, which can leave leaders like Puigdemont out of it. Puigdemont, in social networks, is classified as “We are not moving.”
The more modest sector de Junts looks at this tension with surprise (“The judges won and we gave them the game to stop the amnesty,” complained one leader), which is similar to the statement of the secretary general, Jordi Turull, who in Rac-1 tried to transfer the pressure to the PSOE by warning that Sánchez will end the investment pact because he committed, he said, to a grace measure that includes all those affected and can be used immediately.
The government is ready to move, but Junts must also do so to reach a meeting point, as they insisted in Moncloa. Coalition partners are pushing in the same direction. Minister of Social Rights, Pablo Bustinduy, invited “all the actors” in an amnesty agreement, which means “all-party sessions.” During an interview with Servimedia, the leader of Sumar explained: “We are obliged to agree; we are forced to agree. As always in politics, the agreements are not completely satisfactory for any of the parties.
Whether Junts maintains its support for the government depends on the approval of the amnesty law, and, beyond the pressure of both parties, no one has given signs that they want to break up. The post-convergents did not refuse the judgment to keep the process alive, which now takes a step back to return to the Congressional Judiciary Commission. The Bolaños, in this sense, did not close the door to changes, always within the limits of the Magna Carta. “The text is perfectly constitutional and stable, and that’s how it continues,” he told La Ser.
There is no rush
The government combined the pressure on the Junts and criticism for voting “hand in hand with the PP and Vox” with the willingness to continue the dialogue. In principle, not immediately, because it will not be until the Congress Table is held next Tuesday when the times for the debate on the Justice Commission will be set. Ferraz sources reduce the rush of the shock before the final negotiation: “You have this time to reconsider all the benefits that this law has.”
The peer pressure It also comes from other investment partners voting in favor of the norm. Mainly from the ERC, its opponent in the Catalonia elections, but also from other parties such as EH Bildu. “We would like the amnesty law to be approved because those who should not have been left have returned to politics. We can’t give there is no chance to the people who, by land, sea, and air, are trying to sabotage and boycott the amnesty law so that it can be derailed in this legislature, “said the spokesperson of Abertzales in Congress, Mertxe Aizpurua.