Politics Podemos opens the door to Sumar going free: "Votes must be negotiated and are never given away"

The final version of the political document that will mark the future of Podemos includes a direct warning to Sumar: the votes of its representatives in the institutions "must be negotiated and never given away

Politics Podemos opens the door to Sumar going free: "Votes must be negotiated and are never given away"

The final version of the political document that will mark the future of Podemos includes a direct warning to Sumar: the votes of its representatives in the institutions "must be negotiated and never given away." In this way, the purple formation definitively opens the door to going it alone during the legislature despite having participated in a coalition with the Yolanda Díaz platform with which it also shares a parliamentary group in the Congress of Deputies.

In this new strategy - which is put to a vote by the bases between this Thursday and Friday - to try to reinforce its leadership in the space to the left of the PSOE, Ione Belarra's team also proposes that it will be an "autonomous force with a voice own" and that "it will always have its roadmap, its program, its management bodies and its decision-making mechanisms led by the militancy and the registered members." "In no case will it be dissolved into another party," he warns.

The first version of this political document already included a mechanism to prevent Podemos leaders and affiliates from landing in Sumar and helping Díaz grow his project at his expense, that of prohibiting "double militancy." In its final wording, a further step has been taken by incorporating the express reference that his original brand will never be diluted under other acronyms.

Furthermore, the consideration has been added that Irene Montero is "an international reference" for feminism, which is why, he adds, "she should continue to lead the Ministry of Equality to continue the transformations and take them further." However, given the most likely scenario that he ends up being left out of the new bicolor Government, he adds that "he must continue to have visibility and a fundamental role" in the political activity of Podemos, which would open the possibility of him leading a solo candidacy. to the European elections next year.

What is maintained in the document is the claim of the "political autonomy" of the purple formation "without giving up" being "in any space", a statement that can be interpreted both at the level of confluence in the face of new appointments with the polls and also a ruling out of leaving the confederal parliamentary group. Furthermore, it highlights the vocation to be part of electoral unity agreements, but conditional on the preparation of the lists, unlike those of 23-J, being done through open primaries and without vetoes.

In this sense, he also argues that in the last general elections his party acted "with historical responsibility, accepting, in the face of the risk of the right-wing coming to power", a coalition agreement with conditions and demands that "are never asked of another political formation", in reference to the exclusion of Montero. However, they add, "the results have not been as expected", "the progressive majority has been lost", Sumar "did not improve" the representation obtained by Unidas Podemos in 2019 and "not respecting the political heritage has been revealed as a mistake." of the entities that make it up".