Tuesday, February 20

The hammer and sickle in the Foral Parliament anger the right in Navarra

An exhibition on the 100 years of the Communist Party in Navarra has angered the main opposition group, Navarra Suma, a coalition of UPN, PP and Ciudadanos, which has criticized that the Provincial Chamber “has allowed” several panels on the history of this party have been on display and open to the public in Parliament for ten days.

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It so happens that, as the president of the Provincial Chamber, Unai Hualde, has pointed out, the right-wing coalition abstained from the vote held at the meeting of the Bureau and spokespersons, thus allowing the exhibition to take finished. However, no representative of Navarra Suma attended, in protest and rejection, the presentation of the exhibition in which members of the rest of the groups represented in the Chamber were: PSN, Geroa Bai, EH Bildu and Izquierda-Ezkerra ( UI).

UPN spokeswoman Marta Álvarez has been the most critical of the exhibition. “Millions of dead behind.[…] Shame”, he has written on his Twitter profile, stating that the content of the exhibition was about the history of the party in the regional community.

Citizens have also shown their disagreement with the sample pointing out that it is a “partisan ideology questioned by the European institutions and even more incoherent, that it is promoted together with sexual freedom, which it has so viciously persecuted”.

“Perhaps in Ciudadanos they are unaware that it was an amendment by the Communist Party to Law 77/1978, modifying the Law of Dangerousness and Social Rehabilitation, which managed to decriminalize homosexuality in Spain”, responded Carlos Guzmán, general coordinator of Izquierda Unida Navarra .

The exhibition, whose full name was “Men and women with raised fists. 100 years of communism in Navarra”, made a journey through the history of the PCE in the foral community, from the first Navarrese communists who were active in the Basque-Navarra Communist Federation in 1923, to the present day. They are a collection of images and documents to explain the validity of the “emancipatory and transformative” discourse, point out from the PCE-EPK.

“The Navarrese communists have behind them a history full of persecution, humiliation and outlawing. It has lived almost longer in hiding, but always trying to do everything possible to change history. Our militancy is democratic memory. A tool to promote political alliances capable of satisfying the needs of the social majority, highlights Isabel Burbano, political secretary of the PCE-EPK Navarra.