María Jesús Montero: “We will guarantee the governance of this country”
The interim finance minister assured in an interview with Cadena SER that “in this parliamentary system, whoever is capable of forming a government wins. And this is what the PSOE will try”. In other words, María Jesús Montero confirms Pedro Sánchez’s intention to seek the necessary parliamentary support for the socialist coalition with Sumar to reach the government, “we will guarantee the governability of this country”.
The socialist leader said they will do it without haste. “First he takes possession of the documents of the deputies and from there the dialogue with the parties opens”, he said about August 17, the day of the constitution of the Congress of deputies. “To carry on a negotiation discretion is needed, we will continue to dialogue with those who want a country project where social interests prevail”, underlined Montero without clarifying whether contacts have already begun with groups such as Bildu, Erc, Pnv and Junts, the groups that the Psoe and Sumar need to reach the majority.
In fact, the interim minister did not want to confirm whether Sánchez and Alberto Núñez Feijóo, leader of the popular groups, had spoken. “I don’t know him”, he assured, “the contacts between the parties are logical, convenient and parliamentary courtesy. Let’s hope the PP has taken what these elections have meant.”
When asked about Junts’ requests for an amnesty and a referendum to guarantee the investiture of Sánchez with his abstention, Montero reiterated, as several socialist leaders have already done, that “the PSOE has always been very clear on this issue. Any matter we address or transfer must always fall within the constitutional framework.” The interim minister refused to define whether or not Junts is a right-wing party and reiterated that “the PSOE will work to create a progressive government” thus trying to rule out a possible repeat election.