After nine days of talks with the Sumar team, and when there are just 24 hours left before the deadline, the leadership of Podemos has launched this Thursday an express consultation to its bases asking them to support that negotiation and allow it to be the Executive that decides whether or not there will be an electoral alliance with the platform of the Vice President of the Government Yolanda Díaz for the general elections of July 23. The question does not refer in any case to the advisability or not of such an agreement and leaves the final resolution in the hands of the Executive; Although, in the video in which he announced the consultation, the general secretary of Podemos, Ione Belarra, is in favor of the pact in a generic way. The consultation comes on a particularly hectic day for the formation of Belarra, which tries to contain the rebellion in the territories after the announcement of the resignation of the coordinator of Podemos in Aragon, Maru Díaz, or the launch of a manifesto of a group of leaders of Podemos in Catalonia who ask for integration in Sumar.
This is the question posed to the militancy: "Do you accept that the Coordination Council of Podemos, following the criterion of unity marked by the State Citizen Council, negotiates with Sumar and, where appropriate, agrees on an electoral alliance between Podemos and Sumar?" Those summoned have until Friday at ten in the morning to respond.
We will do everything possible to revalidate the coalition government. For this we will work until the end for unity. I ask for your vote in this consultation to those registered.
You have until tomorrow at 10am to vote in https://t.co/8T3Z0ofKWn#TúDecidesPodemos23J pic.twitter.com/xGaIyVXQZx
— Ione Belarra (@ionebelarra) June 8, 2023
"Immersed in a reactionary wave of international dimension, there is a difficult, but real, possibility of revalidating the coalition government and opting for a second legislature that allows us to deepen social and feminist transformations. That possibility depends on the political forces grouped in Sumar and Podemos presenting themselves in a single candidacy for the general elections," Belarra expressly acknowledges in the video broadcast on social networks. "The negotiations are not being simple and that is why I want to ask for your support so that it is the Coordination Council of Podemos who negotiates and, where appropriate, reaches the electoral agreement of unity with Sumar, following the mandate already given to us by the State Council and progressive citizenship," he adds.
The leader of Podemos also takes heart from the role of her party in the Executive. "Our presence in the coalition government has been decisive for our country to be a reference throughout Europe for its social and feminist policies," says Belarra in his message, in which he lists some of the measures approved by the coalition.
The meetings of all the formations called to integrate into Sumar have continued throughout the morning with Diaz's chief of staff, Josep Vendrell. For now, Más Madrid, Chunta Aragonesista, Iniciativa del Pueblo Andaluz, AraMés and Batzarre have already announced their integration.
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