That Junts per Catalunya remains firm in its defense of unilateralism and envisages it as one of the options for independence is making it extremely difficult for the current Spanish Government to approach Carles Puigdemont. That is why Yolanda Díaz, leader of Sumar and second vice-president of the Central Executive, demanded yesterday in an interview with La Vanguardia that he withdraw all appeals to this route if he wants to make effective that "historic pact" that includes the amnesty and what the ex-president ordered. Puigdemont replied to him yesterday: "The conditions are not set by those who ask for help. This goes the other way around."
"I think someone is confused. We are not the ones who need support to go to the investiture", stated the leader of JxCat in a tweet in which he does not expressly mention the unilateral way.
Díaz met with the former president of the Generalitat on September 4 in a room of the European Parliament. The leader assured in the interview with this newspaper that Puigdemont spoke to her about this historic pact that the pro-independence formation aims to make with the PSOE and Sumar. An adjective for commitment that Díaz also adds without complexities. The day after the meeting, the former head of government set out his conditions for an investiture of Pedro Sánchez.
But the leader of the ranks of Sumar is clear that in order to reach any pact some resignations on the part of Junts are necessary. They were assumed by Oriol Junqueras, president of ERC, a few days before the pardons were issued in June 2021. "We know that other ways are not viable or desirable as they take us away from the goal to be achieved", said the republican at the time to repudiate unilateralism and opt for negotiation.
"The agreement must be broad and they will allow me to tell them that unilateralism has no place in this agreement," Díaz emphasized in the interview before adding that, in fact, "when a party sits down to negotiate he is already renouncing unilateralism”.
Despite this, Junts has repeatedly assured that it does not intend to give up this route. He did it, for example, a few days ago, during the Eleventh of September in a manifesto: "Together it maintains the legitimacy of the 1-O and has not renounced and will not renounce unilateralism as a legitimate resource to assert its rights". Puigdemont also reacted by brandishing the unilateralism against the prison sentence of the former Minister of the Interior Miquel Buch and the escort Lluís Escolà, when he stated that he will never reject it because he distrusts "the Spanish State".
For the post-convergents, at least until now, it has been the basic card that allows them to negotiate with the PSOE and Sumar.