Maite Pagazaurtundúa sees positive the PP and Citizens alliance in Euskadi



The MEP of Citizens Maite Pagazaurtundúa believes that the PP-Cs alliance to attend the Basque elections is “positive”, but has avoided commenting on the statements of the president of the Basque PP, Alfonso Alonso, who has ruled out to go on the lists.

In an interview at RNE, Alfonso Alonso has considered “irresponsible to speculate” with names on the preparation of the lists for the regional elections of April 5, but has ruled out Pagazaurtundua, because -he said- “he is in Brussels and there he wants to continue “.

The Basque PP has also shown its rejection that the numbers two of the lists in Bizkaia and Álava are for the orange party, whose negotiators continue in talks to close the coalition agreement with the popular.

Asked about these statements by Alonso, the MEP has not wanted to pronounce, and has commented with laughter that, although she has heard “rumors,” nobody “has said anything.”

Pagazaurtundúa has given this Thursday at the Paraninfo of the University of Zaragoza the conference entitled “The concept of European citizenship within the framework of the political priorities of the European institutions”, organized by the Aragonese Council of the European and Ibercaja Movement.

In any case, asked by the coalition in the Basque Country, who also look for oranges in Galicia and Catalonia, the MEP has considered that it is “temporary” because the solution has to go through all those who believe in the state of democratic law “reinforce the way to defend freedom of conscience and political pluralism” and practice it “with quality”.

“The answer is not populism or nationalpopulism or ultra-nationalism but is to generate consensus or reasonable discrepancies,” he said, since he added that differences enrich as long as they do not get to “disrupt ideologies”, as it is happening.

He has insisted that he thinks “very well that the constitutionalists are currently united” in Euskadi, but nevertheless, “he doesn’t see much route” to the dialogue table between the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and that of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, because the underlying problem is “political conceptual” and has to do with the part of Catalan citizens who are not secessionists and with the existence of a “hard” nationalpopulism.

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