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By this point, it should be possible to say it openly: Ciudadanos (Cs) is in such a deep crisis that the notion of it ending up like Rosa Díez's UPyD party which fell apart like a sugar-cube in coffee, should not be dismissed. Because, honestly, hearing Valls, Roldán or Nart say that they are leaving Ciudadanos because of its turn to the right is not credible. It is the same as when Macron said he felt worried about their agreements with Vox. So, what did they think Cs was but a right-wing party, right-wing with a Francoist twist? And Cs' leader Albert Rivera, when has he shown any gesture of political centrality? Was his refusal to condemn Francoism in the Senate last November not enough? 

If the political, media, financial and business worlds of Madrid had not been so blind enjoying Rivera's confrontation with the Catalan pro-independence supporters, they would have realised the fake and that the only politics that Ciudadanos has actually practiced up to now is about the destruction of social coexistence, the creation of a tense political climate and the permanent amendment of the Spain of autonomous communities. That's what Ciudadanos is and you can't ask for anything else. As such, when some sectors now call for them to open themselves to an agreement with PSOE, it doesn't know how to do it, nor does it want to do it.

It certainly is striking that Ciudadanos' crisis is overlapping with Pedro Sánchez's difficulties to form a government and the firm position of Unidas Podemos (UP) and Pablo Iglesias of wanting to have ministers in the new cabinet. At this moment, Sánchez has only got three options: the Podemos path, with or without ministers and with the parliamentary support of some pro-independence parliamentary group either voting in favour of them or abstaining. The Ciudadanos path, a sum that already gives an absolute majority, or the calling of elections. There are more, but they are not on the table.

Even if the interim prime minister is pondering an election, the economic actors feel vertigo at merely contemplating that possibility. A situation that is not very different to the PSOE-UP agreement, with a minister from Podemos. The best for these elites is for PSOE and Cs to reach an agreement... however, Rivera does not want that. He wants the whole cake and is failing to see that if that cake ever existed, it ceased to be with the motion of censure. But his bad humor, isolation and loneliness remain. This is why Rivera seems to have two crisis, the internal one and that of his external supports. They are only two sides of the same crisis that has already got out of hand.