24 hours after Yolanda Díaz announces her candidacy for the general elections in an act in which Podemos will be left out of the unity photo of the alternative left to the PSOE, the general secretary of the purple party, Ione Belarra, redoubles the pressure on the vice president "Yolanda Díaz has it in her hand that tomorrow Podemos is at the presentation ceremony. It is enough that this afternoon Podemos and Sumar sign a declaration in which we commit ourselves to holding primaries open to all citizens to choose the best possible team for the next legislature". That is, the electoral lists.
This was stated in his speech before the State Citizen Council, the highest body between congresses, in a meeting surrounded by great expectation due to the disagreement between Podemos and Díaz, on the eve of the great political act of the Vice President of the Government. Irene Montero or Isa Serra have not been in this conclave, absent for a trip in Mexico.
Belarra has warned Díaz that "applying the democratic principle, asking the people is what always makes the most profound transformations possible." And he has contrasted that "without primaries, the PSOE militancy would never have won the game against the apparatus" and Pedro Sánchez "would not have become PSOE Secretary General again."
Questioning her personally, Belarra has asked Díaz "to close that agreement now." In addition, she has asked him to start campaigning "together" and "touring Spain supporting the regional and municipal candidates of United We Can". Something that Podemos is aware that she does not want to do where there are candidacies from potential Sumar partners such as the Community of Madrid (Más Madrid), the Valencian Community (Compromís) or the Canary Islands (Drago Project).
As for the rest of the leaders of Podemos, the message they have repeated at the entrance to the State Citizen Council is that "unity" is in the hands of Díaz. That 24 hours after the act of Sumar, the attendance of the purple party depends on it.
Pablo Fernández, national co-spokesman and regional coordinator of Castilla y León, has pointed out that Yolanda has the "key to unity" and has said that there is still time for her to accept the proposal to hold open "primaries" and prevent the process of confluence becomes "a negotiation between offices.
Javier Sánchez Serna, also a co-spokesperson and regional leader in Murcia, has remarked that "those who lead have to explain how they want to build unity." In this sense, he has indicated that the will of Podemos is to reach "a coalition agreement with Sumar" but that they need that certainty of knowing how the vice president wants to act.
Regarding the presence of other members of Podemos at the Sumar act, Sánchez Serna has dispatched that the "majority" of the party "is for the open primaries", thus minimizing the differences of positions and leaders, among deputies, MEPs, leaders regional governments or even the candidate for the Asturias elections.
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