Pablo Iglesias he has broken his silence. More than two months after leaving politics, after failing his foray into the Madrid elections, the former second vice president of the Government and former leader of Podemos has reappeared to claim that his march “is not a defeat” before “the deep state” because “he had than to go where it would be most useful. “
This is how Iglesias has expressed himself in an interview granted this Monday to the Italian newspaper The print, in which he vindicates his work in Spanish politics because he managed to get the PSOE from Pedro Sanchez “do not ally with the right”, referring to Citizens.
The former purple leader has detailed in his first interview after May 4 that he will continue to work where his contribution is most necessary, as a grassroots activist, and has shown confidence that the new leaderships of United We Can help broaden his political space.
Along these lines, he has opined that there are powers that have tried to “destroy” them thanks to “close ties” with the media powers: “We knew that power does not take prisoners and defend privileges, and when democracy changes the balance of power someone stops be democratic “.
Iglesias has decided to break his silence on the occasion of the anniversary of the G8 demonstrations in July 2001, to which he attended. In fact, the Italian newspaper has rescued an unpublished image of the 22-year-old former second vice president dressed as a member of the movimiento of the disobedient.
“In Genoa, as in Madrid, ideas and power always collide,” Iglesias assured in relation to the G8 counter-summit that was held in the northwestern port city of the Italian region of Liguria, which resulted in violent incidents between the Genoese police and protesters.
“Defy the power”
From his stay in the Government of Spain for almost a year and a half, Iglesias has argued that “when some ideas reach the top” they have to “collide with power.” And, in this sense, he has abounded saying reaching the government “does not mean having power, but challenging power with more tools”.
He has also specified that governing means “facing many contradictions” – redoing the phrase that he popularized – and has assured that his departure is the “political price” of reaching agreements with the Basque and Catalan separatist forces, as well as closing the option that the PSOE “re-ally itself with the right”.
The ex-leader of the extreme left has reappeared after more than two months away from the media spotlight. According to this newspaper, Iglesias, already removed from politics, would have had “several conversations” with Pedro Sánchez in recent weeks to negotiate the revolution within the Council of Ministers.
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