Almodovar enters political fray to end 'splits'

11th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

11 April 2007, MADRID – Film director Pedro Almodovar led a group of intellectuals who oppose the polarisation of Spanish society.

11 April 2007

MADRID – Film director Pedro Almodovar led a group of intellectuals who oppose the polarisation of Spanish society.

Almodovar and the writer Jose Luis Sampedro were among 3,500 signatories to a new ‘manifesto’ calling for an end to the ‘antagonism’ in politics.

The manifesto said there should be an end to the ‘exaggerations, manipulation and lies’ which have dogged the political scene in recent years.

“We want to intervene democratically in public life. A fracture is being created which needs to be sealed as soon as possible,” they said.

The manifesto is directed at the two main political parties, but particularly the conservative Popular Party (PP) which opposes almost all initiatives of the socialist government, meaning there is little consensus.

One important element is the attempts to revive the peace process in the Basque Country.

The PP has always opposed any deals with ETA until the Basque separatist group gives up all its arms.
 
The PP called the manifesto “obscene”.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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