The programmatic agreement reached by the PSOE and Sumar to form a coalition government once the socialist candidate, Pedro Sánchez, was able to fulfill his investiture, once again exposed the great difference between the party of Yolanda Díaz and Podemos.
Although the purple party agreed to be part of Sumar’s election candidate for the 23-J general election and has five representatives within its parliamentary group, none of its leaders know- an the details about the agreement reached. This was confirmed by the acting Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, when journalists asked her on Tuesday for an assessment of it. “We do not have information on the details of the agreement, if we read the document we can make assessments,” said the leader in statements from the European Parliament where he participated in the general debate organized by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE).
One who spoke loud and clear about the agreement was the co-spokesman of Podemos, Pablo Fernández. The leader of Canal Red, television of Pablo Iglesias, maintained that he missed the “important” issues and insisted that the purple formation should control the ministries to guarantee that the socialists follow the agreement. “It is very important for the people to fulfill that agreement. In fact, I believe that everyone agrees that without Ione Belarra there would have been no housing law in the last legislature, and without Irene Montero there would have been no trans law” , broke .
The words of Pablo Fernández have a lot to do if we remember that Podemos has been playing in recent weeks with the idea of breaking the voting discipline imposed by Sumar to be autonomous in its decision whether or not to invest in Pedro Sánchez . In such a complicated and intense vote, their five votes are necessary to proceed with the investiture.
Due to the fear of disintegration within the Sumar group, the former mayor of Barcelona and possible ‘minister’, Ada Colau, reminded Podemos in a television program that the agreement reached by Sumar means voting for the same and with consequences for not following the instructions. “If they don’t comply, they won’t get all the returns they have in economic matters,” said Colau in reference to the income received by the purple formation for its presence in Congress.
Some threats that some close to Podemos did not like at all. “I no longer understand anything,” wrote Pablo Echenique, who was the spokesman for Unidas Podemos in Congress last term.
Pedro Honrubia, spokesman for Territorial Policy last term, heated up his response by accusing Sumar of exercising “Sicilian style.” “Threats can come from wherever I say them,” he wrote on the social network X, formerly known as Twitter.