If everything we see these days is impostor, the art of acting around the acting President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, borders on Oscar candidacy. If the feeling given by the partners is that everything is not in place and there are thorny debates at the negotiating table that seriously compromise the socialist acronym, in Moncloa, however, they say that they are already making pool of future ministers in the new coalition Government.
Moncloa emptied the PSOE inside it, to the point of marking, without any shame, the “excess” of also making a personal interpretation of the party’s laws to change the clause that requires the submission of the agreements reached to the militant for the endorsement to one with the other formations: they ask if they think it is okay for Sánchez to negotiate his investiture, not because of the content of what the negotiator with Puigdemont and company.
Neither the Federal Committee nor the critical voices nor the militancy have the slightest concern around the acting president. Empowered from the offices of Moncloa, they did not hesitate to skip the process of closing the agreements with the Junts, ERC and PNV before starting to speculate about the changes that will take place in the new Cabinet of Sánchez. About the sale of the bear skin before it was hunted, but, in this case, what they were selling were the ministerial portfolios.
Those who whisper to the president predict that there will be significant changes, that Sánchez is not satisfied with the experience of the last change of government, when he surrounded himself with female mayors who were unknown when they arrived of the Council of Ministers and who now remains. unknown names for most Spaniards. In that sense, they are talking about a revolution, where the axes will change, but, above all, where there is no representation of the Podemos quota. In the wars of the left, the acting president boasted that he defeated his opponent, Pablo Iglesias, to the point that he was cornered in a land close to disgrace. With no power, no party and no media focus, they are sentenced to their orbit of trust.
Moncloa is a source overflowing with optimism. He sold a deal, and he sold a deal that, if what they said came true, meant that the independence movement would score a goal of its own. Moncloa’s account is based on the idea that Puigdemont will continue with “his theatrical representation”, when in fact he is trapped by his fear of imprisonment. Therefore, “he accepts that the word amnesty does not appear, he accepts that it is not approved before the investiture vote is taken, he accepts that the explanatory statement does not enter into the complex dynamics about the qualification of the 1-O that endangers the process to review the resources that reach the Constitutional Court”, and also accept that the need for the recognition of the national reality of Catalonia is dissolved in the same way that the ERC was swallowed, that is, in the “entertainment” of the bilateral “dialogue table.”
In fact, what they boast of in Sánchez’s entourage is his capacity to deceive, although they present it in more noble terms because what they are talking about is the potential that the socialist leader has when he sits down to negotiate, even whoever. your interlocutor is.
The image of a Puigdemont selling seven representatives of the Junts just to avoid prison battles in the version given from the other side of the negotiations, but, if Moncloa is right – he said that the text of the agreement will be known -an soon -, will be able to judge in a few days on facts, and not on words (when the swearing of the Constitution of the Princess of Asturias takes place next Tuesday).
The story about what will happen to Sánchez is so sweetened by his closest associates that it almost encourages us to think that the acting president has the ability, as if he is some kind of superhero, who together put a trap for Puigdemont. , to Junqueras , to Díaz, to Urkullu and Otegi, where only he can take advantage. “Sánchez is very skilled to win over his interlocutors and public opinion. And it will completely overcome a new Legislature in a dangerous minority situation,” predicted its strategic gurus.
In the ERC, where they know him well after all these years as a partner, they act with distrust and some even maliciously that fraud can lead to negotiations that end in the call for elections: they are used to seeing the changes to the president’s script they are considering. He will be able, when he arrives here, with amnesty almost closed, to throw himself at the polls for the last time under the banner of his “integrity.” The truth is that Moncloa considered hunting the bear, but the bear still said it felt in the middle of an offensive attack.