Thursday, December 8

The meeting between Aragonès and Turull to redirect the crisis of the Government ends without an agreement


Both in the Palau de la Generalitat and in Junts discretion has been imposed so that the talks to try to save the Government are broadcast by the media. In any case, it has transpired that Pere Aragonès and Jordi Turull have spoken this morning, according to what ACN has advanced and this newspaper has been able to confirm. The meeting, which lasted approximately one hour, has not served to resolve the crisis that the Catalan Executive may be facing.

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The leader of Junts has explained to the president the proposal that his party has already sent him in writing and that includes the reinstatement of the vice president, Jordi Puigneró, and giving the Council of the Republic a greater role, two requests that Aragonès flatly refuses to accept. The first because he considers that the argument for which Puigneró was dismissed is still valid and is a lack of trust. The second because in the Palau de la Generalitat it is interpreted that the postconvergents intend to strengthen an entity controlled by Puigdemont to act as a counterweight to the Government. Junts also calls for unity of action in Madrid and to limit the dialogue table to self-determination and amnesty.

The Republicans interpret that Junts’ demands are not serious or designed for a negotiation that aspires to put the situation on track. The term that both parties have given each other expires this Sunday.

Coinciding with the fifth anniversary of the 1-O vote, Aragonès called on the independence supporters this Saturday to “refocus” on the “right to vote” and leave behind the division that prevails between the political formations and civil entities of this political space . But it is clear that it is impossible to recover something similar to a consensus, as can be seen in the speeches that were heard at the concentration held at the Arc de Triomf in Barcelona. Puigdemont’s intervention became an amendment to the entire ERC strategy. The existing tension translated into whistles at the former president of the Parliament, Carme Forcadell, despite the fact that she was the one who read the frustrated declaration of independence on October 27 and is one of the leaders who paid the most time in jail.

Puigdemont, who was acclaimed, defined October 1 as a “legal and binding referendum” and charged against the clarity agreement proposal that Aragonès raised during the general policy debate held this week. “The referendum has already been held, it is valid and it should not be done again,” he defended from Waterloo. “Voting we have already voted, we cannot say it more clearly”.

Although the former president does not hold any position in Junts, his influence in the party is evident. The majority of ministers are in favor of continuing in the Executive but the decision will not be made by them. The postconvergents will meet their executive tomorrow to decide the question that will be put to their militancy next Thursday and Friday so that they decide if they want to stay or leave the Government.

After the dismissal of Puigneró, there are still six ministers chosen by JxCat: Jaume Giró (Economy), Victòria Alsina (Foreign Action), Gemma Geis (Universities), Josep Maria Argimon (Health), Violant Cervera (Social Rights) and Lourdes Ciuró ( Justice) In the Generalitat there are approximately 250 positions and temporary positions appointed by hand by Junts, approximately half of the 500 that depend on the Catalan administration. Surely they are among those who are most interested in knowing how the negotiations end and the subsequent consultation with the militancy.



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