110 days after general elections of #20D and still without an agreement to unblock the spanish political situation, negotiators groups of Podemos, Ciudadanos and Socialist Party gathered at the Congress of Deputies to try to reach an agreement to form government. From Emotion Research Lab , we analyze the emotions of the three-party negotiations by facial emotion recognition technique.
Pablo Iglesias was the only candidate for Prime Minister who came to this meeting. By PSOE and Ciudadanos were their negotiating teams which were present at Parliament.
Meeting lasted just two hours. Podemos and PSOE came to the meeting with smiling faces, while members of Ciudadanos showed on his face seriousness and despondency that they were to reach an agreement that would change the current situation.
Ciudadanos and PSOE’ emotions
José Manuel Villegas, Ciudadanos’ spokesman, defended the pact signed with the Socialist Party last February and his words conveyed the PRIDE it produces him. Villegas urged Podemos to “rectify” and to join the agreement that is already on the table, a situation that produces him an emotional state of SADNESS, ANGER and HATE. Ciudadanos has already anticipated on several occasions that he only accept Podemos in the government if they accept all already proposed measures and where there is no change, something Podemos can not accomplish as it reached the three-party meeting with 20 inadmissible proposals for the orange party. It draws attention high level of activation of the appearance of Villegas.
Minutes later, Antonio Hernando, PSOE spokesman, appeared before the press to hold his covenant with Ciudadanos. More optimistic than Ciudadanos, he announced that although it is “very difficult, it is possible.” However, Hernando’s emotions are not consistent with the motivated message of encouragement that he tried to show, it is notably concerning their CONSTERNATION and DISAPROVAL about the situation. Even the Socialist spokesman, shows BETRAYAL just at the time that he expresses the difficulty of reaching agreement on three bands. This betrayal may be due to all the obstacles that PSOE are finding on its way to form a stable government in Spain and that, not having enough support, it is not being easy.
Pablo Iglesias, meanwhile, appeared this morning to announce that their bases will be asked whether they support a PSOE and Ciudadanos government. Iglesias also has dismissed the meeting as “disappointing” and “ultra-conservative”.
Statements of three parties come to the same conclusion: three-way agreement has failed and new elections are getting closer. There are still several weeks for the parties to try to resolve the situation, but each formation has already adopted a new strategy of political campaign where none of them wants to show responsible for this extraordinary deadlock in the Spanish democracy.