For setting aside political differences and for a display of humanity by the members of Spain’s Congress. At the end of the investiture process on Tuesday, there was an ovation for Aina Vidal.
A member for En Comú Podem (like Podemos) in Catalonia, she is suffering from a rare and aggressive form of cancer. She had been too weak to attend Sunday’s first investiture vote but made it for the second.
Pablo Iglesias handed her a bouquet. It was an emotional moment and a fine gesture, spoilt only perhaps by certain politicians from a different end of the political spectrum applauding but not standing like the majority did.