World Politics

United We can send a new proposal to the PSOE to resume negotiations for a coalition government

The acting government president and socialist candidate for the presidency of the Government,
  • United We can launch four different proposals for the organization of a coalition government to the PSOE.
  • The negotiations ended in July without agreement and without investiture of the socialist candidate, Pedro Sánchez, who has until September 23 to raise support to retry the investiture.
  • The negotiating team of United We will be formed by Pablo Echenique, Ione Belcarra, Jaume Asens, Yolanda Díaz, Enrique Santiago and Juantxo López de Uralde.

The acting government president and socialist candidate for the presidency of the Government,

Pablo Iglesias has just sent a new document to Pedro Sánchez, of 119 pages, with programmatic proposals to resume the negotiations where they stalled in July for a coalition government between the PSOE and United We Can.

The Confederal table of United We met this Monday afternoon in Madrid to approve the proposal sent this morning and to define a negotiating group, formed by Pablo Echenique, Ione Belarra, Jaume Asens, Yolanda Díaz, Enrique Santiago and Juantxo López de Uralde.

The negotiations at the end of July ended without agreement and without investiture for the socialist candidate, Pedro Sánchez, who has until September 23 to raise the necessary support to retry the investiture. Otherwise, there will be election replay on November 10.

The last negotiations began when Sanchez veto Iglesias as a hypothetical vice president – “I need a vice president who defends Spanish democracy,” accused the leader of United Podemos -; and the subsequent resignation of the latter to enter the Government. From there, while the investiture debate was taking place, the two parties moved offers and counteroffers, which ended with a break in the negotiations for “an empty supply of competencies” of the PSOE, according to United We can – presidency; Ministry of Equality; Health; and Social Economy–.

24 hours after the second vote, the vice president, Carmen Calvo, said after the Council of Ministers that the “way” of the Coalition Government was closed, while United Negotiator Pablo Echenique, asked eldiario.es to the president of the Government that did not go “on vacation to continue negotiating.”

The impasse has lasted until Tuesday, in which United We can ask to return to the negotiations, and offer four possibilities of Government to the PSOE:

Proposal 1: Vice Presidency of Social Rights and Equality; Ministry of Labor, Migration and Social Security; Ministry of Health; and Ministry of Housing and Social Economy. 

Proposal 2:  vice-  high  Social and Equality; Ministry of Ecological Transition; Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Universities; and Ministry of Housing and Social Economy.

Proposition 3:  vice-  high  Social and Equality; Ministry of Ecological Transition; Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Universities; and Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Empty Spain.

Proposition 4:  vice-  high  Social and Equality; Ministry of Labor, Migration and Social Security; Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Universities; and Ministry of Culture.

The document sent by Iglesias to Sánchez to “ resume the dialogue from where it was left in the month of July, when the shortage of time prevented an agreement with the PSOE, and as soon as possible form a coalition government as it already exists in many other European countries and also in our country at the municipal and regional level “also includes a series of programmatic proposals,” based on the second version of the document Spain Advances that the PSOE made public last July and in the Budget Agreement for 2019 that United Podemos and the PSOE already signed last fall. “

Among the proposals of United We can find raising the SMI to 1,200 euros at the end of the legislature, ensuring the updating of pensions to the CPI by law and repealing the 2012 labor reform; universalize the public network of schools from 0 to 3 years so that any family you want can access it; match paternity and maternity leave and make them untransferable; guarantee public services in the villages as well as adequate connectivity; the closing of the revolving doors and the creation of a police unit specialized in institutional corruption that depends on the judges; lower rental prices, avoid speculation and guarantee the right to housing; establish a minimum effective rate of 15% with a solidarity surcharge for banks, so that it gradually returns the bank bailout; ambitious objectives to reduce CO2 emissions; promote an ambitious climate change law; reform the electricity market to advance renewable energy and lower the electricity bill.

“This coalition government can become a reference throughout Europe that demonstrates that a social and democratic exit to the economic crisis is possible. We intend to work hard to build a new Europe that puts people and their rights at the center”, they affirm in United We Can.

Leave a Response