Sánchez "will comply" with the Basque Statute and bets on dialogue against those who encourage territorial "anger"

The Secretary General of the PSOE and President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has assured this Sunday, in Vitoria-Gasteiz, that the central Executive "will comply" with the Basque Statute of Autonomy, approved in 1979 but has not yet fully developed . In addition, he has announced that he will work for the "dialogue" between the territories of the State, in front of the "zancadillas and quarrels" that star those who are located in the "extremes".

Sanchez has participated this Sunday, in the capital of Alava, in the presentation of the lists of the PSE-EE for the regional elections of April 5, in which the socialist candidature will be headed by Idoia Mendia.

In his speech, Sánchez has ensured that the citizens of Euskadi have a central government in Madrid that "understands and assumes as their own the diversity" of the Spanish State. In this way, he has assured that his Government will "comply" with the Statute of Basque Autonomy, approved in 1979, but for whose full development they are still pending transfer to Euskadi about thirty competences.

The President of the Government has framed this commitment in his commitment to a policy of "dialogue and harmony", compared to those who have contributed to the "gap" generated by the "lack of dialogue and territorial understanding."

In reference to the Catalan independentistas and the PP, although without mentioning any of them expressly, Sanchez has lamented that in the last ten years there have been those who "have responded to the grievances with more grievances", adding "new insults" to those that had been previously committed by the other party.


"We already know the end of the 'eye for an eye' policy: all blind," he said. The President of the Government has lamented that there are people "at both ends" who continue to "pay the fight, anger and confrontation", although it has been evidenced that this attitude has only generated "a trail of frustration and failure".

The leader of the PSOE has stressed that those who are in both "extremes" only represent a "minority", and who aspire to "homogeneous" societies, in which "plurality and integrative models are not accepted." As he said, against these positions there is "a majority that wants to live in tolerance, with respect and integration."

For this reason, he has reaffirmed his commitment to "dialogue", and has ensured that the understanding "will make its way" in the face of "stubbornness" and in the face of "strides and obstacles". "The concord will win the confrontation," he warned.


Sanchez has rejected that the "converts" to the Constitution can give "lessons" to the PSOE about the commitment to the Magna Carta. "We are constitutionalists, but of the entire Constitution; not only of [artículo] 155 weekly proposed by the right, "he said, referring to the repeated demands of PP, Citizens and Vox to re-intervene Catalan autonomy through the application of Article 155 of the Magna Carta.


The president of the Government has lamented that in the extreme Spanish right there are more and more "parents", while in the right center "there are more and more orphans". In addition, he regretted that the right "split in three" representing PP, Vox and Citizens intends to lead Spain to a "40-year decline."

At this point, and in reference to the recentralizing positions held by some sectors of the conservative forces, he stressed that the PSOE is committed to "the whole" Constitution, including the eighth title, which regulates the territorial organization of the State in autonomous communities. "If you want to insult, twitch and shout, do so; we will continue to do our thing," he said, reiterating the socialists' commitment to interterritorial understanding.

In his speech, Sanchez also referred to the crisis unleashed in the Basque PP, in which Alfonso Alonso has resigned as president, after the decision of the national leadership to replace him with Carlos Iturgaiz as head of the list for the regional elections.

In this way, he stressed that while Alberto Núñez Feijóo presents himself to the Galician elections "hiding" the acronym of the PP, in Euskadi the 'popular' present "candidates from another century". Faced with this way of acting, he has underlined his "deep respect" for the acronym of the PSE-EE, a formation that represents "the Constitution, the Statute, the end of violence, memory and democracy".


"Such is the deep respect I have for these acronyms that the decisions that [en el Partido Socialista] the decisions that affect Euskadi are made in Euskadi, not in an office in Madrid, "he said.

Sanchez has also alluded to the decision of the PP to concur in coalition with Citizens to the Basque elections of April 5. In this sense, he has affirmed that in front of those who choose to "add acronyms", the Socialist Party "adds" with its policies, for which it has cited as an example the rise of the Minimum Interprofessional Salary and the salaries of the officials, or the increase in the amount of pensions.


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