Very few people knew of Sumar’s existence. Yolanda Díaz’s entourage processed the registration of this association in the registry of the Ministry of the Interior a month and a half ago, at the beginning of April. And she did it without United We Can know until now that the listening process prior to the formation of her candidacy would be articulated with that motto, emblem of the political ideology of the second vice president, and with a group format.

“No one knew,” it was admitted yesterday from within the purple formation, where it was learned through the press late on Wednesday that Diaz’s plans go through the imminent creation of an association with which, in a way independently and without depending on the parties -as she wishes: that the formations are not “protagonists”-, put together her political project through a phase of contacts with civil society lasting six months after the Andalusian elections.

A time in which the second vice president plans to independently establish the foundations of her plan and weave alliances between formations of the left beyond United We Can. This Thursday, Díaz blessed the new candidacy of Ada Colau for Mayor of Barcelona and threatened with a possible pact: “Let’s add.”

In the ranks of Podemos they try to show normality and emphasize that the name that has transcended is only that of the listening process. “Her process”, they affect. A plan in which none of the formations that make up the purple universe will enter into value and that she must go through alone, say the sources consulted, before deciding if she is the head of the list of the reunification project of the forces to the left of the PSOE.

Would you have liked the vice president, despite everything, to convene the governing bodies of United We Can to report these details? Without a doubt, they settle, but the vice president and her purples have been distant for months.

A distance that was appreciated this Thursday in the mouth of the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero, who admitted not knowing Diaz’s intentions and, very coldly, showed loyalty to the project. Podemos, she said, “will always add up” in everything that works for the “democratic deepening” of our country. But it is Díaz who must define the times and information about his plan, she said, to settle: “I have nothing to say about it.”

In United We Can cling to the words of Díaz this Thursday to clarify that the name is provisional and that, in any case, it will not be that of the electoral brand. And they trust that, when the time comes, the vice president will open a process of dialogue with the rest of the formations that make up the broad front to agree on a name that will convince everyone, in the same way that she is willing, as this newspaper has already reported, to submit to ratification by all the parties that make up the resulting political space.

The future debate on the name, however, has not been confirmed from the Second Vice Presidency, where they explain that, for the moment, Díaz has not made the decision to present himself to lead any plan, but is fully focused on his ministerial management and with an eye not farther from the listening process.

The processing process in the register of associations, dependent on the Ministry of the Interior, lasts around three months. This was the term handled by the vice president, who had no intention of making public, in any case, the name of Sumar or the format in which the plan would be structured. But the leak ended the silence and it is now inevitable that the name of the project will accompany the vice president throughout the next month and during the electoral campaign in Andalusia. Scenario where, by the way, Diaz’s team avoid specifying what their degree of participation will be after distancing themselves from Por Andalucía after the fiasco of the formations during the registration of the brand.

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