The general secretary of Podemos, Ione Belarra, has vindicated this Saturday the achievements of the formation and has urged the second vice president of the Government, Yolanda Díaz, to agree this afternoon on "open primaries" to achieve the confluence in Sumar de Podemos, to whom he has defined as a "strong party".
"It is enough that this afternoon Podemos and Sumar sign a document in which they commit to holding open primaries. I ask Yolanda Díaz to close that agreement now and to campaign together and tour Spain," Belarra said. in reference to the campaign of the municipal and autonomic ones.
The leader of the purple formation, who has insisted that the vice president has it in her hand that tomorrow Podemos be at the presentation ceremony of her candidacy, has nevertheless acknowledged that this position is not shared by all the members of her party, but He has told them that he will defend that Podemos have a leading role.
"I think it is legitimate that there are some people, even within our political space, who think that in the next legislature Podemos has to play a secondary role within the space for change," Belarra pointed out. However, he has justified the need for a "strong We Can" that is "the condition of possibility to make the impossible possible."
In addition, he has claimed that without the strength and insistence of Podemos there would have been no coalition government and he recalled that other colleagues in the United Podemos space wanted to give in to the demands of the PSOE to leave them without ministries.
"Only Podemos remained firm when it had all the media progressives and the Socialist Party demanding a cooperation agreement," said Belarra, who has defended that for this reason this agreement with Díaz cannot only be based on "expanding the space" of the left and share a program.
Belarra has defended his vocation for unity and has said that more pacts than ever have been achieved in view of the upcoming municipal and regional elections. And where they have not been achieved, he has said, has been due to the refusal of Más País and Compromís, formations that support Díaz's candidacy.
"I also believe that we cannot repeat the mistakes that were made in Andalusia, where an office agreement buried the unity of the left because they turned their backs on the more than 4,500 Andalusian men and women who had elected Juan Antonio Delgado as candidate", he said in reference to the negotiation in extremis in Andalusia for which Podemos ended up ceding the first place on the list to IU.
In the Citizen Council this Saturday, Belarra has also presented the motto of Podemos for the next municipal and regional elections, which will be "Courage to transform", a message that sums up -he has said- that Podemos has free hands to do what have to do