Sánchez is committed to re-editing his "strategic alliance" with the PNV in Euskadi

Pedro Sánchez claims to see the socialists "with strength" in the face of the intense electoral calendar they face in these three months, with the consecutive appointments with the Basque, Catalan and European polls.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
01 April 2024 Monday 10:28
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Sánchez is committed to re-editing his "strategic alliance" with the PNV in Euskadi

Pedro Sánchez claims to see the socialists "with strength" in the face of the intense electoral calendar they face in these three months, with the consecutive appointments with the Basque, Catalan and European polls.

The President of the Government, in an informal conversation with the press accompanying him on this tour of the Middle East, has opted to be able to "reissue the strategic alliance" that the Socialists maintain with the PNV in the Basque government. According to him, he foresees, with a "greater weight" even of the PSE in the regional executive of Euskadi. His objective, with the candidacy of the socialist Eneko Andueza, is to maintain the stability of the coalition government with the PNV, without contemplating a post-electoral alliance of the PSE with EH Bildu that could dislodge the nationalist formation from the presidency of this territory.

Regarding the Catalan elections on May 12, Sánchez has shown his conviction that the PSC is going to "improve its demographic expectations", and has opted for a "government of change", led by Salvador Illa, to "open a new time in Catalonia".

That the PSC is once again the leading force in the Catalan elections, and even with better results than in 2021, would send a "very powerful message", in Sánchez's opinion, about the effectiveness of its political agenda in Catalonia, after the pardons and now the amnesty for the independence process.

Finally, the European elections will arrive, which will take place in Spain on June 9 and which for Sánchez will be very important, given the uncertain international situation. The Head of the Executive has warned that an "ultra-conservative majority" in the European Council could reactivate the figure of "the men in black of cuts and austerity" of the previous financial crisis.

"The legislature is guaranteed, despite the right's regret," Sánchez warned, in any case, after this electoral spring that, in his opinion, will "clarify" the political scenario.

"We are going to exhaust the legislature in 2027," the President of the Government has reiterated. And he has warned that after the European elections in June there will be a period of a year and a half without any new planned elections, a moment that will be crucial to try to stabilize this legislature. To begin with, with the general State budgets for 2025, which Sánchez wants to have approved, in a timely manner, before the end of 2024. "We have a lot at stake as a country," Sánchez stressed.