have been published this week photos of the exlehendakari Carlos Garaikoetxea at the funeral of former president Adolfo Suarez, as well as meetings of both when it negotiated the Statute of the basque 1979. These images were a replica of the attitude of Adolfo Suárez Illana, deputy of the PP and the son of the former president, who turned away ostensibly to the representatives of Bildu during their interventions in the investiture of Pedro Sanchez. At the same meeting, Paul Married, the leader of the PP, called the members of Bildu of “heirs of ETA”. Currently, Garaikoetxea, from Eusko Alkartasuna, is integrated in Bildu.

Suárez Illana dismissed from the Table of the Congress, the intervention of the deputy of Bildu Oskar Matute, from Alternatiba, scission of United Left, who came to Ermua in July of 1997 to protest against ETA by the murder of the councillor of the PP, Miguel Angel Blanco. Another of the mps of Bildu is Iñaki Ruiz de Pinedo, who left Batasuna after breaking of ETA’s truce in 1998 and returned when he disappeared the terrorism.


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Jon Iñarritu, deputy Bildu for Gipuzkoa, the proceeds of Aralar, a party nationalist critical with ETA when it existed. The fourth is the navarre Bel Pozueta, the mother of one of the convicted for assaulting two civil guards and their partners in Alsasua in 2016. The fifth parliamentary Bildu is Mertxe Aizpurua, which comes directly from Batasuna (the political arm of ETA), whose remarks sparked the ire of the right in the debate of investiture of Sanchez.

Bildu, which was created as an electoral coalition, was made possible by the disappearance of ETA. What explains Iñarritu. “A few came from Batasuna and other parties contrary to the violence. Disappeared ETA, that separated us, the defense of the right to decide and social rights to join us. All parties, including the PP of Aznar, said, when I was acting as the ETA, that without violence to the ideas of independence could fend for pathways policy. This is what we did with Bildu”.

The Constitutional Court legalized for Bildu just before the campaign to the local elections of 2011, as its statutes reject violence. Five months later, ETA announced the cessation definitive of terrorism. “Our statutes reject violence, including ETA if it were to occur. It is obvious that we are not heirs of ETA,” says Iñarritu.

The presence of Arnaldo Otegi, with the last terrorist, general co-ordinator of Bildu offers arguments to those who doubt his rupture with the violence. Iñarritu said: “We wanted to recognize, as did the Sinn Fein with Gerry Adams, the leadership of Otegi at the end of ETA. Convinced to the foundations of Batasuna to reject violence and defend by means political sovereignty, causing a split radical, ATA. This I do not want to be recognized Otegi, we do. Just remember his past in the ETA, whose conviction fulfilled”. Iñarritu refers to the stage subsequent to the rupture of the truce of ETA of 2006 with the attack at Terminal 4 of airport of Barajas, who faced Otegi with the band because he feared that the terror creep in his fall to his political movement. The former president José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero recently recognized the role of Otegi at that stage.

The PSOE, and also the PNV, claimed to Bildu, which ends its journey towards normalcy: a reappraisal by the past complicity with terrorism to achieve their full approval. “We have a normal relationship with Bildu, but it would be very difficult to govern with them as they do not make self-criticism of its past,” match sources socialists and peneuvistas.

PSOE and PNV estimate from a year ago, Bildu has stalled the progress that had been made in the recognition of victims of terrorism with the tributes public to eta members released from prison who return to their homes. “Hurt the feelings of the victims of ETA and has reappeared discourse against motionless concepts”, signal sources socialists.

Oskar Matute justify their position: “we are Not accepted despite the dissolution of ETA and in our effort to achieve this. The right hand raises the bar because what he wants is that desaparezcamos because we are for independence”. Matute reaffirms “the commitment of Bildu with the truth, justice and reparation for all victims: those of ETA, those of the dirty war and the thousands of buried pits and ditches”.

with Respect to the self-criticism about the past, sources of Bildu underline: “Will emerge. It took twenty years since it was the end of the violence in 1998 until that ETA is dissolved, and has only happened one from its dissolution. To the right cost him 25 years to reject the franco regime and made it with the small mouth”.

After the last elections and municipal general, Bildu has established itself as the second match in a basque, after the PNV, and has a presence in local councils and Parliament in basque, the Congress and the Senate. “It is normal to see the parliamentarians of the PP in the offices of Bildu negotiating proposals to the full”, remember Hooch from his time as a basque parliamentary and confirm sources socialists. “For that, Javier Maroto (PP), as the mayor of Vitoria, claimed responsibility for the normality of the relations with Bildu. Oskar Matute, and Santiago Abascal, then PP and today in Vox, they shared the presentation of the Victims ‘ Law, passed unanimously,” adds Iñarritu.

This practice unravels the official discourse of the PP Paul Married, who has revitalized the stance of Aznar —”ETA has entered into the institutions”— and has taken up the heritage of the victims of terrorism. When perceiving that Pedro Sanchez required the abstention of Bildu, accused him of being “an accomplice of the heirs of ETA”.