Politics as a puzzle

Life is a puzzle in which we always have pieces to complete.

Politics as a puzzle

Life is a puzzle in which we always have pieces to complete. And politics as a tool to organize ourselves socially does not escape this difficulty of fitting ideas, concepts and proposals to solve this great puzzle that is coexistence. It is no coincidence that the first puzzle was created in the time of the Enlightenment by a map designer. It will be that the world is always missing pieces and the encyclopedists tried to find them with the complicity of rationality and science.

The Government has a majority in Congress that is more difficult to assemble than the most complex of puzzles, and in recent weeks the pieces of ERC have not fit anywhere, after the espionage suffered by the independence movement. But the feeling is that neither the left in government nor the Republicans in the parliamentary majority want to kick the puzzle to blow it up. However, trust has been lost and discomfort is manifest.

In recent days, there have been two moves to help put the pieces together. On the one hand, Pedro Sánchez convinced Ursula von der Leyen to come to collect an award for her work at the head of the EU, during the Cercle d'Economia. It had been more than a decade since any European commissioner had visited Catalonia and the fact that the president of the Commission did so was quite a symbol. In addition, she was especially kind to Pedro (Sánchez) and Pere (Aragonès), and in her speech she praised Pau Casals as an example of dignity that did not go unnoticed.

And this same Tuesday, Oriol Junqueras made some statements in El País where he says that they will continue to support the Sánchez government if there are explanations about the espionage, assumption of responsibilities and guarantees that it will not happen again. And he insisted that they were not going to give up negotiation as an instrument for resolving political conflicts, in a speech measured to the millimeter.

As the classic said, confidence as an art never comes from having all the answers, but from being open to all questions. An entire instruction manual to complete the puzzle.


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