Yolanda Diaz He no longer hides that he is working on the construction of a political platform that transcends all current movements to the left of the PSOE. She resists, yes, to confirm that she will be the candidate for such a project in the next general elections, but in Podemos and Izquierda Unida they take it for granted.
The current second vice president of the Government has acquired a leadership that dwarfs that of any other leader in the environment of United We Can. And what is more important: Ione Belarra e Irene Montero -In front of the purple since the march of Pablo Iglesias– maintain a good personal relationship with Díaz.
This point is key, taking into account the only existing precedent: Manuela Carmena. In her second elections, the then mayor of Madrid saw her project fly through the air due, among other things, to the belligerence of Podemos in the preparation of the lists.
As this newspaper revealed, in Podemos they will not oppose the Galician woman heading an electoral list that does not bear that name, “Podemos”. Now, authorized sources consulted by EL ESPAÑOL, confirm that Díaz is already working on that project: “But it will not look anything like what there is now. It will be different, you will see. Much broader.”
“Broader” – these sources insist – than all the acronyms that make up United We Can. Cross-sectional style 15-M? Transversal, yes, but “nothing to do with 15-M”: “Yolanda is not an activist, she does not come from that environment, but from a law firm.”
The rebellion of the squares did harvest that “transversality” that went far beyond traditional politics, but Podemos, a pact with IU through, was turning to that traditional niche – and much smaller – that it had sought to transcend. Proof of this is the passage from the more than seventy deputies to the current 35.
Íñigo ErrejónIn his latest book, he diagnoses this motive as one of the most influential in the decline of the project. More Country, on the other hand, does not finish taking off outside of Madrid. The green wave that thrives in other nations such as Germany does not seem to be born in Spain. At least before the next generals.
Díaz and Errejón shy away from questions related to a possible alliance. But Díaz extends that message, that of transcending everything known. Without strong leadership and the cracks healed, there will be no government possible.
Curling the curl, in Díaz’s environment they note that it will not be assimilated to what is now called “new politics.” Because she was not at the birth of Podemos either. “Calm down, you’ll see, it will be different.”
Paradoxically, and contrary to what is often thought, Yolanda Díaz is not even a member of United We Can. His only card is that of the Communist Party, whose centenary has just celebrated.
In conversation with his team, Díaz usually defines himself as a “Stakhanovist”; in reference to a method of work devised by the Soviets to increase labor productivity.
Podemos – although integrated into Díaz’s new project – will face unprecedented circumstances in the next general elections that will be a litmus test for the strength of the organization.
It will be the first time that they attend without Pablo Iglesias at the helm. The former vice president resigned and removed from the electoral contests in the last Madrid elections, it was he who had been leading the ballot since 2014.
On the other hand, Podemos has always made the opposition to the current government its main campaign flag. In 2023, except for surprise, they will be the government. And it has nothing to do with submitting to the voters having managed that without having done so.
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