Future pacts to set up government in Spain, after the electoral marathon of April and May was the central theme of The Diplomat in Spain’s Talk held yesterday in the Meliá Madrid Serrano hotel, with the presence of more than twenty members of the Diplomatic Corps accredited in Spain.
The Talk was attended by journalists Carmen del Riego, political correspondent of ‘La Vanguardia’, former president of Madrid’s Press Association and expert Popular Party issues, and Luis Angel Sanz, political correspondent of ‘El Mundo’, who deals with information about Ciudadanos and was for years responsible for monitoring the PSOE.
Both responded to numerous questions about the panorama that is opening up in Spain, once the general elections were held on 28 April and the municipal, regional and European elections have just taken place. The question of possible pacts for the Government of Spain and in the different autonomous communities and important municipalities, such as Madrid or Barcelona, was analysed in detail.
Among other specific issues, the possibility of a PSOE’s government, on its own or with the support of other formations, the role of Ciudadanos as a hinge party, the future of PP’s leadership, the pretensions of Vox or the collapse of Podemos, and the evolution of the conflict in Catalonia were discussed.
The Talk was attended by the ambassadors of Belgium, Finland, Estonia, Slovenia, Mozambique, Ukraine and Costa Rica; the Chargés d’Affaires of Paraguay and Haiti; the minister-counsellors of Lithuania and El Salvador; and representatives of Australia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Belarus, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Vietnam and Thailand.