Yolanda Díaz: “After talking with Puigdemont I am convinced that there will be a progressive Government”

The leader of Sumar, Yolanda Diazhas expressed hope that there will once again be a progressive government in Spain after the dialogue she held last Monday in Brussels with the former president of the Catalan Generalitat Carles Puigdemont.

“After the conversation with Mr. Puigdemont “I am convinced that there is going to be a progressive Government in Spain and that, furthermore, we have to see Catalonia not as a problem but as a real opportunity,” she said in Italy.

This Monday Díaz, together with the leader of En Comú Podem, Jaume Asensmet in Parliament for three hours with Puigdemont. After the meeting, both parties issued a joint statement underlining their willingness to “explore all democratic solutions to unblock the political conflict.” Also recently, Sumar has defended that a possible amnesty law would have constitutional fit.

During a dialogue with the secretary of the Democratic Party, Elly Schleinand of the deputy in the Italian Parliament Andrea Orlandoon the occasion of his attendance at the Unity Party organized by progressive formations, Díaz has claimed that Spain is a “diverse” country with a “wealth” of cultures, languages ​​and ways of doing politics makes them better.

Consequently, he has celebrated that in Congress they have the possibility of being able to intervene in different co-official languages ​​as a result of the bill to reform the chamber’s regulations that PSOE, Sumar, ERC, Bildu, PNV and BNG have registered.

Thus, he has recounted that he has spoken with various Catalan leaders and believes that “absolutely” there is going to be a progressive executive that allows progress at an economic level, in terms of work, in feminism and in the fight against climate change.

On the other hand, he has claimed that a “social” Europe is needed that has workers “inside” and not generate more disaffection towards politics, which is a “breeding ground for populism”.

In this way, he has promised that a policy based on the “mistakes of the past”that is to say, in the “cuts” and has charged against the policy of the European Central Bank with an increase in interest rates “without control”, which generates “enormous impoverishment and discomfort” in the social classes.

Beat Meloni

Then, and focusing on 23J, Díaz has conveyed a message of “hope” to the progressive forces since the Prime Minister Giorgia Melonithe right and the extreme right “are not inevitable” and they can be defeated.

Thus, he has reported that an example is the electoral campaign of the generals, which was very difficult with his “emotionally defeated” bases after the 28M elections, but in the end they gave a “democratic lesson” and went out to “win”, leaving a progressive and plurinational majority after 23J.

Subsequently, he has revealed that The “central battle” on the continent is to combat inequality and for this it is essential to improve the minimum wage. “More than ever we need people to improve their salaries because the impact of inflation impoverishes us all,” she stressed.

He has also called for focusing on the “indecent” that many people have on the boards of directors of large companies in Europe, with remuneration that can reach 42,000 euros a day in some case, and it is “those people that Georgia Meloni defends.”

“That is why the battle in Italy for the representation of class unions is strategic (…) You cannot govern a country without social agents,” he explained.

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