Nothing is closed, but optimism reigns in Sumar after hearing the requirements that former president and MEP Carles Puigdemont marked yesterday to invest Pedro Sánchez, which coincide with the purposes he had expressed to the acting vice president and leader de Sumar, Yolanda Díaz, in the almost three-hour interview they held on Monday at the European Parliament.
In this sense, the principle of mutual trust to negotiate that was established at the meeting in Brussels remains intact: the Junts leader had no stone in his belt and asked in public what he had claimed in private. The framework of mistrust that Sumar sought to alleviate with Junts for a fruitful negotiation has been overcome, which brings closer the possibility of Sánchez obtaining the support of Junts, at the same time that the PP moves away from Puigdemont's formation, to which intended to ask for the vote.
As expected, the core of the ex-president's demands has to do with "dejudicialization" and the "end of repression", that is, with an eventual amnesty law. Sources from the formation led by Díaz were yesterday optimistic about the possible investiture of Sánchez, which they see getting closer, once the "amnesty framework" is installed and assumed. They have also seen that the noise of the right-wing reaction to the meeting between Díaz and Puigdemont is much lower in decibels than expected, partly due to the approach of the PP to Junts, which widens the room for maneuver of the socialists.
Although the PSOE does not own the advances in this sense that Sumar has made, Díaz's have achieved a central and trusted position in relations with Catalan independence, a territory in which the socialists have not yet opened effective channels of negotiation before the investiture. Right now, the same sources point out, the PSOE's lack of understanding and ERC's misgivings, displaced from the center of the stage, are the two factors that may end up favoring a more expensive agreement. In any case, in Sumar they believe that the agreement for the coalition executive to repeat is within reach today, if none of the parties suddenly change their position.