Yolanda Díaz continues to approach Mónica García while distancing herself from Podemos. The second vice president of the Government, a month after starting her political project, has multiplied her appearances with the leader of the Madrid opposition, at the same time that she reduces her acts with the leaders of the purple formation.
This same Wednesday, the also Minister of Labor will accompany García in the presentation of his book, Politics without anesthesia. There she will also meet the leader of Más País and former member of Podemos, Íñigo Errejón, with whom she has also met in recent days and has shown strong harmony.
In contrast, it is progressively moving away from Podemos and its leadership. This weekend, the party celebrates its traditional Spring Festival in Valencia, where the intervention of the purple ministers Ione Belarra and Irene Montero, among other directors of the formation, is scheduled. Again, Díaz avoids going to an act of Podemos, as happened at the Autumn Uni, held last October, where he was the main absence.
So, Díaz’s decision generated uncertainty in the purple ranks, but over the months the differences between the second vice president and the Podemos apparatus, as well as with his predecessor in the Government, Pablo Iglesias, have crystallized. Everything, while the role that Podemos will play in its future political platform remains unknown and the Minister of Labor has also avoided getting involved in the electoral campaign in Castilla y León.
Last week, while in Podemos they asserted that the Andalusian left-wing coalition is the “first step” of the vice president’s broad front, Díaz disregarded the project -despite having supported his candidate, Inmaculada Nieto- and assured that his plan “It has nothing to do” with what has been gestated in recent weeks in the south, where an “error” in the registry left Podemos out and generated friction between the six parties involved during the beginning of his career.
The Andalusian project does not convince the leader of the Madrid opposition either, who shortly after ruled out importing this plan into her autonomy to unite the formations to the left of the PSOE. “I don’t have the slightest intention” of tracing this format, Garcia clarified a day after Diaz did it.
In recent weeks, the approximation and understanding between Díaz and García has not only increased, but they have wanted to show it to public opinion. Both coincided in November at the Other Policies event, in Valencia, together with Ada Colau and Mónica Oltra, but their meetings have multiplied in recent times.
On May 1, for example, both participated in the Labor Day demonstration and paraded together, in a relaxed manner, together with the leader of the United Left, Alberto Garzón. They were even photographed walking with their arms around each other as a sign of proximity.
This past weekend, in addition, the two policies met in Madrid on the occasion of the San Isidro festival. A meeting in which the vice president also showed complicity with Errejón, as well as with other leaders of Más Madrid, such as Rita Maestre.
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