SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Oct 27 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The regional coordinator of Izquierda Unida (IU) in the Canary Islands, Ramón Trujillo, said this Wednesday that “it does not make much sense” to leave Alberto Rodríguez’s seat in Congress empty after being disqualified but ensures that it is still “premature” to make a decision. because it is awaiting the resolution of the Central Electoral Board and the appeal filed by Rodríguez himself before the Supreme Court.
Speaking to Europa Press, he commented that in a Legislature with such tight voting it can be a “tremendous mistake” to lose the vote of a deputy, which would not go beyond “a gesture” whose effect would fade after a few months.
In addition, he said that the people who voted for the candidacy of United We Can for the province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife did so to be represented “by a purple or red seat, but never a white one”, insisting that the act, which corresponds to IU, it must be busy. “We do not see it but it will be debated internally,” he indicated.
Trujillo has also said that they “dislike” the “unjust conviction” that Alberto Rodríguez has suffered because the evidence base was “insufficient” and he ended up condemning a person who “has suffered” police abuse. “It is the world upside down,” he pointed out.
In his opinion, the Supreme Court ruling is a “real shame” and recalls how the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg has already condemned Spain after the disqualification of the former president of the Basque Parliament, Juan María Atutxa, by the High Court.
On the march of Rodríguez de Unidas Podemos, he has shown his “surprise” although he has pointed out that the relations between IU and Podemos “are very good, better than ever”, and have been “improving” with the passage of the legislature.
However, he has raised a “general reflection” facing the left because it cannot have projects “that expire after four years and are linked rather to” leaderships “than to true” platforms for social transformation. “
Along these lines, he has indicated that the left cannot be “re-founded” every four years and considers that given the “success” that Podemos has achieved, it is he who is called to “lead” the left but from creating political projects ” stable “.