The day before the decisive vote of the Congress Bureau, for which the sum of the Catalan formations will be key, Yolanda Díaz marked the resolution of the Catalan conflict as one of the priorities of the legislature that is about to begin.
The leader of Sumar and acting second vice-president advocated giving the negotiation more doses of "dialogue" and "democracy", and for this reason she demanded more courage from all parties: "We have the great challenge and the great opportunity to approach it, let's not lower our heads like an ostrich".
Díaz considers that, as "left-wing people" that they are, it is the progressive bloc that is "in a position to undertake changes to the territorial model". And repeating one of his main campaign promises, he insisted on the configuration of a "country of countries". Something that, he warned, the PP "is not prepared to solve, since they are being hijacked by the extreme right".
As if the wink at Junts was not enough, the Galician leader did not hesitate to play down the importance of the message published minutes earlier by Carles Puigdemont on social networks, in which he claims "verifiable facts before committing to any vote ”, and reduced it to the logic of negotiations. More specifically in the "last days of a negotiation", and she admitted that she was actively involved "at the highest level".
Already in an internal key, Díaz demanded "viewing heights" from his 31 deputies to address, among others, putting a stop to the loss of purchasing power of families, the change in the law that allows for the renewal of the CGPJ, the fight against gender violence and climate change, and the reform of regional funding.
And in the face of the suspicions arising from the absence of the general secretary of Podem, Ione Belarra, at the first meeting of the Sumar parliamentary group, the second vice-president said that, although "all debates are welcome", they have to have "always cohesive and democratic". A reminder addressed to the purple soul of the multinational parliamentary group that Díaz wants to protect with fewer dissents than those registered in Unides Podemos during the last legislature.