Basque writer Pako Sudupe regrets in his interesting article that in the recent municipal elections Spanish political parties still use, for political purposes, the violence of ETA, when 12 years have passed since its disappearance. And not only the Spanish parties, but also the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV), an autonomist-federalist party, does the same, for a purely electoral interest.
The author also regrets that the PNV, instead of prioritizing an agreement between Basque nationalist political parties, prefers to strengthen ties with the Spanish socialists.
Mr. Sudupe also refers to the role of the Basque pro-independence left, EH BILDU. The dilemma for the Basque independence movement is the following: to keep supporting (as it has done so far in the Spanish parliament) the Spanish socialists in the face of the threat of a right-wing and far-right government in Spain, or to prioritize the Basque national agenda. According to author of this article, it is not up to the Basques to solve the political-social affairs of the Spaniards, but to take steps on the road to our independence.