Wednesday, October 27

Aragonès asks for “loyalty” to Puigneró after the crisis with Junts through the dialogue table

An hour of meeting between the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, and the vice president, Jordi Puigneró, to try to redirect the open crisis between the partners of the Government due to the absence of Junts at the dialogue table. The president has asked his second in the Government to avoid situations such as those experienced in recent days and that the leaders of the Junts minimize criticism of the dialogue table, something that has not happened for now.

According to the ACN, Aragonès has asked “loyalty” to the vice president, whose team has pointed out that the meeting held at the Palau de la Generalitat has gone “well” because the president has transferred the meeting with Moncloa to him.

The meeting has been preceded by new statements from the Junts against the dialogue table. In an interview on Ràdio 4, the leader of Junts Elsa Artadi has argued that at the table “the minority of the independence movement was sitting”, and when asked if Aragonès represented, as president, all the Catalans in the negotiation, has riveted that “represented Esquerra Republicana”

For his part, Aragonès, in statements to RAC-1, has framed the appointment with Puigneró in an attempt to “redirect” the crisis in the Government and park the “partisan battles.” The meeting serves, he said, to “speak calmly” not only about his meeting with Sánchez, but also about the crisis unleashed in the Government after the president’s rejection of the names proposed by JxCat to join the Catalan delegation at the table dialogue, as there are three profiles –Jordi Sànchez, Jordi Turull and Míriam Nogueras– external to the Catalan executive.

“I do not want to get into the mud of the partisan battle and the short dribble,” said Aragonès, who has pointed out that, beyond the table between governments, he is also in favor of offering a “role” to the leaders of the parties of the Govern as the dialogue progresses: “In this negotiation we have to end up involving all of us.”