This Tuesday, PSOE and Sumar signed the agreement that allows them to form a new coalition government with the intention that Pedro Sánchez can be sworn in as president.
However, among the clauses of the document for the pact Western Sahara does not appear and this is why he Polisario Fronta Sahrawi national liberation movement that seeks to end Morocco’s occupation of the territory, has expressed its discontent in a statement.
“Sumar has lost a historic opportunity regarding Western Sahara”, they have stated from the front, recalling the decision that Pedro Sánchez made in March 2022 regarding this issue. The socialist leader positioned himself on the Moroccan side and recognized the “importance that the Sahara issue has for Morocco.” Until then, however, Spain had remained in a more neutral positionrelying on the position of the UN, which recognizes the right to Sahrawi self-determination, but considers the territory as “non-autonomous.”
The agreement signed by Díaz and Sánchez refers to Palestine, Israel, Ukraine and Russia, but forget about Western Sahara. Even so, the Polisario Front has warned that political forces still have time to “align themselves with scrupulous respect for Human Rights and the protection of the Sahrawi people.”
The statement ends with the call for “absolute readiness” to “all those political formations who wish to contribute to the right to independence of Western Sahara”.