Sánchez’s intrigue to the agreement with Ciudadanos

Pedro Sánchez has accepted for the first time since he was proposed as Prime Minister by Felipe VI, one of the agreements of all who differente political formations have suggested to him. The pact was unveiled by Albert Rivera in a press conference and, the same evening, Pedro Sánchez accepted the proposal. The Socialist leader was optimistic but Sánchez’s intrigue to the agreement with Ciudadanos shown in the emotional analysis  by Emotion Research LAB shows the suspense of the situation. This alliance for the investiture is condemn to failure if PP does not refrain, which for the moment is not willing to do, or if Podemos do not get them support, which still seems more complicated by the recent statements of Iglesias.

Five measures that Rivera consider were suppression of the councils, the figure of the deputies with privileges, to facilitate popular legislative initiatives, to depoliticize the Justice and limiting the presidential term to eight years. The contents of the pacts also collects fiscal measures as not to raise taxes and the elimination of exemptions to companies, institutional as the reduction of the Senate, regeneration policies and commitment against referendums of self-determination.

Emotional analysis

“There will be an agreement. If these are the proposals to conclude an agreement between the Socialist Party and the Party of Ciudadanos of Albert Rivera we say yes. They have no doubt to the Spanish men and Spanish women that we will open a new era in Spanish politics chaired by dialogue, chaired by the agreement and also the progressive and reformist policies.” INTRIGUE is the predominant emotion in the speech of Pedro Sánchez after agreeing the deal with Ciudadanos and it is consistent with the situation of expectation in which Spain is to form a government.

  • “There will be an agreement”: Hopelessness, hate and consternation. Sánchez puts the need for an immediate agreement before his personal wishes. Hopelessness is a result of the slow pace that led the negotiations. This is due to the lack of cohesion at political parties, and the fragmentation unprecedented in the recent history of Spanish democracy.
  • “To conclude an agreement between the Socialist Party and the Party of Ciudadanos”:Intrigue and arrogance. Happiness dominated by 99% in this part of speech Sánchez, combining both happiness and disgust (intrigue) and happiness and anger (arrogance). This result is explained that PSOE does not compete with Citizens for the same kind of voters, unlike what happens with the left bloc headed by Podemos. In addition, the start of the pact according to Rivera is welcomed by the socialist barons facilitating cohesion within his party.
  • “We will open a new era in Spanish politics”: Consternation. Pedro Sánchez is consistent with his words about the unstable situation that will face if it finally is invested president with a little or no support. His government will be unable to carry out any great reform that actually change the Spanish politics as he intended. An absolute majority of PP, the express constitutional reform agreed with Rivera, it may be unattainable.
  • “Progressive and reformist policies”:Arrogance. Angry predominates in this mix of emotions and indicates that Sánchez does not see believable that in a government with Citizens, progressive and reformist policies stands as it could happen in a left-wing government with Podemos, UP-IU and Compromís.

PSOE and Ciudadanos have taken an important step in negotiations. Pedro Sánchez leaves now in hands of Podemos the responsibility of enter or not in that government.