The acting president of the government and leader of the PSOE, Pedro Sánchez, defends the amnesty in a letter addressed to the militants in which he assures that this step is the “right path”, because it will contribute to “keeping going with the reunion to overcome the open wounds” of Catalonia.
In the letter, Sánchez congratulated himself on the government agreement recently signed with Sumar but pointed out that “to achieve the necessary majority” to continue his investiture, “we mustagree with the parliamentary majority even wider.
“The majority who demand to continue the progress of the reunion to overcome the open wounds are the product of a crisis that we socialists inherited when we came to government. I am convinced that amnesty will contribute to doing this. Experience tells us that this is the right path, as shown by the success of the measures adopted by the last legislature. Contributing steps are an undeniable way to promote coexistence in Catalonia”
In his opinion, Catalonia is “ready for total reunion, and for this reason, he defended the amnesty for the leaders of the process “in the name of Spain, in the interests of Spain, and in defense of the coexistence between Spaniards”, words very similar to what he said on Saturday before the Federal Committee of the PSOE, where for the first time he openly supported this step requested by Junts and the ERC to support his investiture.
The Federal Committee of the PSOE approved the question in which the militant was called to answer the consultation that started this Monday, a question that does not explicitly mention the amnesty: “Do you support the agreement to form a government with Sumar and achieve the support of other political formations to reach the required majority?”
In his letter, Sánchez encourages activists to participate in the consultation throughout the week and stresses that he is “certain” that “the time will prove right” for the socialists in their defense of amnesty.
“Once again, we socialists will be the political force that binds our country to the greatness of looking ahead and leaving the difficulties caused by misunderstandings,” he pointed out.
On the other hand, he commented that with the results of the general election on July 23, the Spanish “said yes to the policy of dialogue and agreement”, as well as “to plurality and territorial diversity as a unique asset that defines us “as one nation.”
And he emphasized that the management agreement with Sumar will serve, among other issues, to “consolidate the territorial diversity of Spain in a space of meeting and equality.