Talks continue to reissue the coalition in the government of Navarre between the three current partners: PSN, Geroa Bai and Contigo Zurekin. The last meeting took place on Tuesday itself, a holiday in the community, because there is no time to lose. They no longer have a long margin of time to form the executive branch. Article 29 of the Improvement Law sets August 28, three months after the elections, as the socialist deadline Maria Chevet To be invested as president again and the new executive power has already been activated. This requires advance steps, such as holding a round of consultations before the parliament president Or to call the general meeting for the inauguration. plenary or plenary, as Shevitt cannot be sworn in as president in a second session because she has not reached the absolute majority needed to be so in the first round. Thus, the groups must reach an agreement before mid-August if they do not want new elections.
Negotiations have progressed well with regard to the Programmatic Agreement, which is expected to continue, in line with the actions implemented in this last legislature. Seems logical, since the actors haven’t changed. What has changed even a little It is the post-election power play that UPN won 15 of the 50 seats in the Home Rule Chamber. In the regional elections, the Socialists, with 11 parliamentarians, and Contigo Zworykin, with three – the same number as the parties that make up this coalition today and who ran separately in 2019 – kept their weight, but Guerrero Bay, Uxue Barcos’ coalition, lost two seats – down from 9 to 7 – the fourth force in parliament. In addition, on June 23, Geroa Bai fell to less than 3% of the vote, with You Zurekin, who was included in Sumar, missing out on a seat – in the previous seats he had – and PSN was declared the winner of the general election in Navarra with 3 of the 4 Senators and 2 of the 5 Representatives.
These results may affect the representation of each party within the regional government. This is confirmed by Shevit when he declared that the “representation” that the citizens gave them in these elections “must be reflected in that institutional representation of every political formation, not only in the government, but also in all the institutions that we are negotiating, such as the Presidency of Parliament and government bodies and I understand also the independent senator”. Herein lies the biggest obstacle in the negotiations. Besides the programmatic agreement and the Presidency of Parliament – which is already the Presidency of Jeroa Bei -, it is necessary to decide who will be the Provincial Senator – in the hands of Jeroa Bei during the last legislature – or the councils. In the past four years, the Socialists have run nine departments, compared to the four councils of Giroa Bey or the only council led by Contigo Zworykin – then Podemos Ahal Dojo -. These extremes have not yet been negotiated, and talks are continuing in the software area.
It is clear that the goal of the three groups is to reach an agreement as quickly as possible to form a new progressive government. This morning at the SER, PSN Organization Secretary Ramón Alzórriz confirmed that “it is clear that there may be differences on some issues in the programmatic area, let’s say on linguistic or identity-related issues, without forgetting that there are issues on which we agree and on which we must move forward”.
So, the talks are moving forward, regardless of the UPN. Its president, Javier Esparza, proposed a governing pact to the socialists: ensuring the stability of the regional government, in return for the support of the PSN in those federations led by the UPN, such as those in the capital of Navarrese where Cristina Ibarrola is mayor in a minority. The point is, that EH Bildu has no power to decide. A proposal that El Zoriz flatly rejected as a “political trailer”.
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