The Popular Party revolts against Yolanda Díaz after her meeting with Carles Puigdemont in Brussels. This Tuesday Alberto Núñez Feijóo has gone one step further and asks Pedro Sánchez to remove her as vice president of the Government. “If she does not stop Díaz, she is complicit in this embarrassment,” said the PP leader in an interview on the COPE network.
According to Feijóo, who also intends to meet with the Junts parliamentary group, the step taken by the leader of Sumar is “a clear disavowal and a discredit to the democratic quality of Spain.” “And given this there is only one possibility: either the president knew about and authorized the trip, or he has to dismiss the vice president immediately. There is no other alternative,” stressed the president of the PP.
The truth is that Moncloa did not take long to distance itself from the meeting trip between Díaz and Puigdemont, which he said he had found out a few hours before. “If I am president of the Government and my vice president comes without my authorization to have this meeting with a person convicted and wanted by the Spanish justice, that person no longer returns from Brussels as vice president of the Government,” Feijóo said in this regard.
In addition, the leader of the popular has defended that his intention to meet with Puigdemont’s party in his round of contacts for the investiture is substantially different from this meeting because his intention is only to “hear and speak.”
Feijóo has also indicated that he is sure that between the PP and the PSOE they could “find reasonable formulas” to solve the independence conflict in Catalonia, but he has not pointed out any.