Insatiable, the most radical Catalan independentists have just dropped the approval of the amnesty law that they demanded from Pedro Sánchez and that only interested them. They want more.
The bill will then return to the box from which it came – the Justice Commission -, which will be the trench from which those of Junts – the party of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont – will continue to battle to get as much as possible from Sánchez's PSOEwho this Tuesday abandoned the vote in the politically wounded Parliament.
The family photo that Pedro Sánchez forced for his re-election reflects eight parties that supported him in exchange for concessions that, from what we have seen so far, they will bleed their legislature.
The political cost of reaching an agreement, especially with Catalan and Basque independentists, corrodes the ankles of his management, criticized by the opposition and also behind closed doors of his party, where voices such as that of former president Felipe González or the current president of Castilla-La Mancha, Emiliano García-Page, do not silence their discontent.
Because where Sánchez sees normalization and coexistence with the Catalan separatists because, as he himself says, he believes that in this way he is adding them to the governability of Spain, nationalism sniffs out the opportunity to continue paving the way for its project: the independence of Catalonia.
Miriam Nogueras (right), from Junts per Catalunya, the force that dropped the amnesty law. AFP Photo
And they do not hide it: for now, it is amnesty for everyone. Later there will be a self-determination referendum.
Since he decided to form a government at all costs, Sánchez has already endured, among other hardships, a half-dozen mass demonstrations organized by the Popular Party and, for weeks, daily nightly protests – tinged with degrees of violence – at the door of the headquarters. headquarters of the Socialist Party, on Ferraz Street in Madrid.
He receives blows from the separatists, voracious to enforce even the commas of what was agreed with the head of the government, from magistrates and judges, who are not willing to give up the cause of the amnesty as lost, and from the most conservative sectors, for the that Sánchez is ripping off the rule of law in Spain.
It is increasingly difficult to conceal the vulnerability of this government, the second in the coalition and the third with Pedro Sánchez in the Moncloa Palace. We will have to see how far he will give in to the “I love you, I hate you, give me more” that the pro-independence Catalans will sing to him like Seru Girán in the '80s.