The Lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, stated this Friday in the Basque Parliament that the proposed amnesty law that the PSOE registered in the Congress to erase the crimes of those accused in the Catalan independence process “opens a way for recognition of the truly national Basque. And it allows for “new channels of expression for the majority of social wills.” Sources from Lehendakanaritza (Presidency of the Basque Government) assure that the president refers to holding a sovereign referendum in Euskadi or any formula that includes consulting the Basque citizens about the political suitability of this autonomous community of the State. “The bill (of amnesty) opens a new path , given that it is based on the idea that the forbidden is possible,” Urkullu emphasized.
The Basque president congratulated himself because the measure of grace “gives politics the opportunity to restart a project of coexistence and normalization through democratic methods.” In addition, in his opinion, it is an instrument that favors the aspirations of nationalists, because it opens the door for the “effective recognition of plurinationality” in Spain. And, in particular, to “recognize the national reality of the Basque.” Precisely, this is one of the axes that led to the agreement that the PNV sealed with the PSOE to support the investiture of Pedro Sánchez. It includes the commitment of the future Government of Spain to “negotiate the national recognition of Euskadi, the protection of Basque skills and a system of guarantees based on bilaterality and formality.”
90% of the representatives of the Basque Chamber support the law of amnesty, assures the Lehendakari, who advocates “solving the political problem in depth and depth” through “dialogue and negotiation”, because the solution cannot be reached through ” judicialization, tension.” and permanent train wreck.” “The goal is an institutional, political and social agreement in favor of coexistence,” said Urkullu. In this framework, he defended the referendum as a way to find out the will of the majority of Basque citizens about the future of Euskadi. He did this by explaining that he supports the path of consultation “always” based on “bilaterality” and the agreement of the State, not unilaterally.
Urkullu made this defense of the future amnesty law in response to a question asked by the parliamentarian of Vox, Amaia Martínez. “Democratic principles or coexistence are more threatened in the Spanish State by the reaction of the extreme right represented by Vox than by the content of the bill presented,” said the leader of the PNV. And he added that encouraging protests by ultra groups in front of the socialist headquarters means “violating the rules of the game.” “You will not accept the legitimate and plural representation obtained from the results of the election on July 23. They will not accept that, without you, there will be a sufficient parliamentary majority to invest in a president and start the legislature. In short, you don’t accept democracy,” he said.