Podemos celebrates its Spring Festival to accelerate the race for the May elections and it does so without forgetting Yolanda Díaz and the process of reconfiguration of the alternative left to the PSOE that, for the first time since 2014, threatens the hegemony of the purple party in space. In the middle of an open dispute with the leader of Sumar, whom the purples refused to cover in the announcement of his candidacy for the general elections, Pablo Iglesias has defended that it is necessary to "continue to reach out despite the insults, the ignorances and the contempt" to achieve "unity".
In a debate table that has opened the central day of this conclave that is held in Zaragoza, the former general secretary of Podemos has recognized that there are many "very hurt" and "very offended" militants with what his party is experiencing in relation to with Díaz, although avoiding explicitly referring to her, but has claimed to have "high vision".
"This political formation has to continue defending one of its most important elements of identity: the defense of unity. It is not always simple or easy," he said. "When they insult you, they belittle you, when all the media cannons of power build an offensive story, I understand the feeling of many colleagues demanding respect," Iglesias has deepened.
For this reason, he has indicated that unity is "much more important than the dignity of all this militancy" because it is a priority to achieve that objective to try to stop "a process of democratic involution in Europe that has to do with the dynamics of the regime of war [in Ukraine] and the increasing weight of NATO in political decisions on the continent".
In his speech, Iglesias has warned that they are living the "umpteenth attempt to kill Podemos and make it not exist". But if it did not exist, he added, he wonders who would then have the ability to say what they do about Europe, NATO, the "ruthless capitalists" or the media.
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