Without hesitation and with great applause from the PSOE Federal Committee this Saturday, Pedro Sánchez defended for the first time amnesty. “Catalonia is ready for a general reunion that will leave the fracture of the process,” he said before the ruling: “In the name of Spain, in the interests of Spain and to protect the coexistence between the Spanish, now I defend the amnesty of Catalonia.
Therefore, the socialist leader justified that the amnesty was not the end of the road and justified the new “gracious measures” to avoid the right-wing Government. In his intervention before the Federal Committee, he acknowledged that before the 23J election, he had not considered approving this measure. “This is not our plan for this moment,” he admitted.
According to Pedro Sánchez, who did not give any details about what the amnesty law is beyond saying that it is within the framework of the constitution, the measure of grace “will contribute to political normality in Catalonia.
In addition, Pedro Sánchez expressed his chest that “the representatives of more than 80% of Catalans support this measure”, although the general feeling of the population of Catalonia and Spain is very different.
Ask the bases about the amnesty
The Federal Committee of the PSOE approved this Saturday the regulations for the referendum based on the agreement with Sumar and the Catalan independentists, but there is no explicit reference to the amnesty law. Specifically, the question to be answered by the partners states: « Do you support the agreement to form a Government with Sumar and achieve the support of other political formations to achieve the necessary majority?
According to socialist sources, the consultation will last throughout next week and voting can be done online or in person in party groups across the country until Saturday, November 3.
The federal leadership has given the green light to the question it will ask the militancy about the Sumar agreement and the possible agreements with “other formations” with which it negotiated amnesty.
It should be noted that how the socialist leader handled everything created controversy in some sectors of the political organization because they criticized that he signed the agreement before asking the militancy about its need. Laws require a referendum to endorse a coalition agreement. In this case, he agreed and signed it before knowing the opinion of the PSOE.