He says that the Catalan independentists, "they make it difficult, but for Sánchez nothing is impossible"
SAN SEBASTIÁN, September 8 (EUROPA PRESS) -
The former president of the PSE-EE Jesús Eguiguren, faced with a possible amnesty law proposed by the former Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, to obtain his support for the investiture of Pedro Sánchez, has considered that it will be necessary to look for "another formula that achieves more or less what himself" and that "he does not threaten with claws and nails.
In an opinion article with the title 'Politics-fiction', published in El Diario Vasco and collected by Europa Press, Eguiguren affirms that after the general elections of July 23 "we have entered a phase of politics-fiction in which "Sometimes we don't know how to differentiate the planes."
Thus, he considers that "in the end everyone's positions will become understandable, and he trusts that there will be a government agreement" that will make Pedro Sánchez president. However, he believes that "the first great fiction" is that the result of These elections "have called into question the territorial ordering of the State."
In his opinion, that could be said if there had been a "spectacular increase" in the results obtained by nationalism in these elections, but "precisely the opposite has happened" because "they have not won in Catalonia or in Euskadi, and furthermore have lost many citizen votes", while the Socialist Party "has ostensibly improved its positions until winning in both territories".
The former socialist leader points out that Sánchez needs nationalist support to govern in this new legislature and that the latter "have made demands that are apparently difficult to accept", although Basque and Catalan nationalism "act differently".
In the case of Euskadi, he assures that Basque nationalism "always plays with many cards: Ardanza plan, Ibarretxe plan, Urkullu plan, asymmetric federation, confederation, provincial nation, pact with the Crown, Political Agreement and many other formulas that can be justified with the historical rights that are protected and updated by the first Additional Provision of the Magna Carta. Furthermore, this requirement does not set deadlines" and considers that "it does not seem impossible" therefore an agreement with the PNV for this legislature.
As for the Catalans, Eguiguren recalls that "this time they are asking for amnesty and self-determination." "They make it difficult, but for Sánchez nothing is impossible," he adds.
Regarding the deadline, he states that "in politics, it is usually set to not meet it, while the consultation demanded by Puigdemont's party, "certainly, does not offer any special problems; "There is no date for its eventual celebration and it will always be possible to hold a democratically agreed consultation on some type of declaration."
In relation to a possible amnesty law before the investiture, he believes that "we will have to find another formula that achieves more or less the same thing." "There was a lawyer who said that there are legal terms that have claws and nails and are unusable. From my point of view, today in Spain that happens with the idea of amnesty, you have to find a formula that does not threaten with claws and nails," he defends.
Finally, in this context, he states that constitutionalists only demand that "the Constitution be respected," and that "they are not offended." "Otherwise, we sincerely prefer that the general elections be repeated," he concludes.