Tue. Nov 19th, 2019

The PNV believes that "there is time" to agree but asks to "define priorities"

The PNV spokesman in Congress, Aitor Esteban, said Friday that "there is still time until day 22" for PSOE and United We can agree on the investiture of Pedro Sánchez, but they must define what are the priorities of his Government.

In an interview on Radio Euskadi, Esteban has asked the acting president of the government and the leader of the training "not to use the name of PNV" as an excuse or to press in your negotiation and to leave them "calm". "It would not be coherent," according to Esteban, to seek an endowment by relying on United We Can and that, "immediately" after seek the votes of Citizens to approve budgets. "That would be political," he said ironically.

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See "very complicated" that ERC and JxCat abstain in an investiture in September

Esteban has exposed that the PSOE has begun to speak with his group "generically" and that "there are still many things" to negotiate to get the six PNV deputies to vote Sanchez, and he recalled that "normally" the position of his party in the investiture of a president of Government has been abstention. "The PSOE will have to reach an agreement first with Unidas Podemos and, on the contents of that government program, try to incorporate the PNV," he said.

In his opinion, the Catalan groups of ERC and JxCat could abstain to facilitate the investiture of Sanchez in July but, if it was delayed to September, when the sentence of the "proces" trial will be known and the Diada will be celebrated again, it will be "very difficult". "The more time passes, it will be more complicated" to have those groups, he added. He has reproached that, in the meantime, the Congress has not yet established commissions or exercised its control over the Government, which "is achieving that goal of remaining so calm".

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