Yolanda Diaz and Sumar offer a seat to the Polisario in the Spanish Parliament

Yolanda Diaz and Sumar offer a seat to the Polisario in the Spanish Parliament

Yolanda Diaz, placed a Sahrawi, of Mauritanian origin, Tesh Sidi who could not present herself in the last regional elections with “Mas Madrid“ as number three of the Sumar lists for Madrid, which she oversees, for the legislative elections anticipated next month.

Diaz, the Communist Minister of Labor of the Spanish Executive, whose allergy and animosity towards Morocco we know, had described it as a “dictator country”. The offspring she sponsors, Tesh Sidi, had failed during the last polls (municipal and regional on May 28. The somewhat uncivil or even fraudulent cause was that, registered in Madrid, Malaga and Bilbao, it therefore received, triply, local humanitarian aid.

Appeared registered in three different places, and therefore with fiscal, physical or professional address difficult to establish, it was only natural that the Provincial Electoral Council of Madrid had called for its replacement. The decision was upheld by the Spanish Constitutional Court. That said, it is very likely that the Polisario activist Tesh Sidi, born in the Sahrawi camps of Tindouf (Algeria) 29 years ago, will obtain a seat in the Congress of Deputies (Lower House). The last time Spain had Sahrawi representatives was during the dictatorship, when the then Sahara council had representation in Franco’s courts..

In short, it is easy to imagine, his election if election there is presents itself as a new headache for the President of the Spanish government Pedro Sanchez. At least if he manages to stay at Moncloa and renew his mandate in order to be able to pursue the Spanish political agenda in the Maghreb that he had initiated. Pedro Sanchez welcomed yesterday Saturday June 10, the union of the radical left in view of the legislative elections of July 23.

According to Spanish media, the union of the radical left was necessary to give the current President of the Spanish government a chance to govern again. Formalized Friday evening after intense negotiations by Sumar, platform of the Communist Minister of Labor Yolanda Diaz, this union integrates about fifteen political parties, including Podemos, the main party of the non-socialist left.

Negotiations came up against a major obstacle in this case: the candidacy for the legislative elections of Irene Montero, Minister for Equality from Podemos and a divisive personality, whom certain member parties of Sumar did not want. According to several Spanish media, Irène Montero does not appear on Sumar’s list of candidates, but the general secretary of Podemos, Ione Belarra, reiterated this Saturday her desire to negotiate in her favor until June 19, the deadline for submitting the composition. exact listings.

The migrant activist, Sahrawi Tesh Sidi, was chosen by Yolanda Diaz for a preferential post. His name is ahead, for example, of the Minister of Social Rights and Secretary General of Podemos Ione Belarra Urteaga or the illustrious Inigo Errejon the number two of this extreme left party. The choice of candidacy of the Sahrawi of Sumar is not fortuitous. The reason is simple and unequivocal. That Tesh Sidi becomes a key figure in the Diaz space is a clear message to Sanchez and the PSOE (Spanish Socialist Party) regarding the position taken by the Executive in the Sahara conflict between Morocco and the Polisario separatists.

Tesh Sidi, who has severed his ties both with his biological family, Muslim and conservative, and with his Spanish host family (who arrived at the age of seven) says he is gradually getting involved in the Sahrawi question in favor of the separatists. Which led her to be part of “Mas Madrid”, the Madrid federation of “Mas Pais” of Inigo Errejon (founder of Podemos which he left on the way) and which, oh the height of irony, she will precede now in Sumar’s Madrid list for the Lower House.

In a recent interview she defended her cause as follows: You have to be where the decisions are made to be able to change things. Sahrawis must try to be presidents of the community in their regions, deputies and leaders everywhere “. Just that ! She can be proud of the very good results obtained by the new left-wing party, Mas Madrid, which saved her face in Spain from an announced debacle which suggested a lasting reconfiguration of the Spanish political landscape favorable to the right.


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