The president of Congress, Francina Armengol, has already transferred to Felipe VI the list of parties that will go through the round of consultations that the king will begin next week with a view to the investiture vote. In total, the representatives of seven formations will attend the Zarzuela between Monday and Tuesday of next week: in this order, Unión del Pueblo Navarro, Coalición Canaria, the PNV, Sumar, Vox, the PSOE and the pp.

The PP maintains that Feijóo will go to the investiture and takes Vox’s support for granted despite the break in Congress


Felipe VI and Armengol met this morning, starting at 10:30, after the Socialist was elected as president of Congress on Thursday. After the meetings next week, the king will have to decide whether to postulate Pedro Sánchez or Alberto Núñez Feijóo as a candidate for the investiture at a time when neither of them has guaranteed sufficient support to get the support of the camera.

The round will last two days. It will start on Monday with the parties with the least representation. At 10:30 a.m., the leader of UPN, Javier Esparza, will attend; He will be followed at noon by Cristina Valido, from CC; in the afternoon, at 4:00 p.m., the king will meet with the PNV spokesman, Aitor Esteban; and the round will close on Monday at 5:30 p.m. the leader of Sumar, Yolanda Díaz. The meetings will continue the next day with Santiago Abascal, from Vox, at 10:30 a.m.; Pedro Sánchez will attend at 12:00 and Feijóo, at 16:00.

Junts and Esquerra Republicana as well as EH Bildu and the Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG) have declined to participate. On behalf of Sumar, only the coalition leader, Yolanda Díaz, will attend, and not the representatives of each of the different formations that make up the political platform, as has happened on previous occasions.

After the round of consultations, the king, based on his conclusions, has two options on the table in principle: propose Feijóo or Sánchez as candidates. The leader of the PP, even despite having the support of Vox, has no chance of achieving the investiture: he should maintain the support of the Canary Islands Coalition and the Unión del Pueblo Navarro, but also get either the yes of the Basque Nationalist Party or well the abstention of Junts. The first option has been ruled out by the jeltzale formation itself and the second is highly unlikely, especially after the agreement this Thursday with the PSOE.

If the king chose to propose Feijóo, the investiture would most likely fail and the king would have to meet again with the parties to propose a new candidate, predictably Sánchez. The socialist leader has 121 supports from him and 31 from Sumar. In principle, EH Bildu, the PNV and the BNG are inclined to support him also because of what they have stated, but the president should also tie the ‘yes’ of Esquerra Republicana and Junts, for which he will have to articulate a negotiation that all the Voices anticipate very complicated, as has been seen with the first test on Thursday, with the vote for the Table of Congress.

This same Friday, the ERC deputy Teresa Jordà has maintained that the amnesty law is a “red line” without which they will not vote in favor of the investiture of Sánchez. The agreement between the PSOE and the ERC to make Armengol president includes one last heading, more ambiguous than the rest, which includes a commitment to continue de-judicialization through the “necessary legal channels”. ERC understands that the latter includes an amnesty law, although it does not appear that way in the agreement. “There has been talk of the amnesty law, obviously (…) Not only that (the PSOE) let it process, that this is vital, that up to now it has not happened, but also that it go ahead,” he said in an interview in RAC1.

For its part, the PP insists that its leader will appear for the investiture, despite the fact that it is much more complicated than Sánchez. “President Feijóo has the same opportunities today as yesterday, with a support range of 171 or 172 seats,” the new president of the Senate and still leader of the PP, Pedro Rollán, assured this Friday in an interview on Antena 3. Rollán He has pointed out that his leader, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, will go to the round of contacts with Felipe VI to demand that he appoint him to try to be invested as President of the Government, despite the fact that on Thursday his candidate to preside over Congress, Cuca Gamarra, He only obtained 139 supports, compared to the absolute majority achieved by the socialist Francina Armengol.


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