Spain's labor minister discusses plan for progressive govt

Deputy PM aims to unite left with Sumar (Unite) movement

06 December, 16:23

    (ANSAmed) - MADRID, 06 DIC - '"If it works, Sumar will be the secret to a new progressive coalition" to govern Spain, said deputy prime minister and labor minister Yolanda Diaz on a new political project for which she is the main promoter.

    Diaz's political initiative, which has thus far been presented as a "citizens' movement" has raised special interest for the possibility that it might become the main leftwing political option for the upcoming general elections (in addition to the Socialist Party).

    A poll published on Tuesday in El Pais and Cadena Ser noted that, if Sumar ('Unite' in Spanish) were to take part in the elections, there would be a greater possibility of a new center-left coalition than in the case of fragmented candidatures in this part of the political spectrum.

    "Sumar is not yet an option for the elections but I am very surprised by how it is being received," Diaz said.

    She has recently been conducting a "listening tour" to hear the thoughts of citizens in several different areas of Spain in order to adjust her project accordingly. (ANSAmed).

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