The number one candidate of the PP for Barcelona, Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo, was shown on Tuesday to join forces with Citizens before the general elections on April 28, but has not specified how this union could be made.
In an interview on TVE, Álvarez de Toledo explained that this is a "technical" issue, whether it is about joining forces in some circumscriptions or presenting a list common to the Senate, but it is clear that the forces of "reason" have to go "hand in hand" to face common challenge to the constitution in Spain.
He has considered that the independence process is "more serious" than the coup attempt of 23F because "if a man comes in hitting shots it is easier to neutralize than when many people leave in a supposed legitimate vote saying democracy is voting".
For this reason, he insisted that the Catalan independence process is "more serious for the constitutional state than the 23F" and has demanded that the Prosecutor's Office act, until the disqualification, if the president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra, refuses to withdraw the ties yellows and the stelae of public buildings.
In addition, he has defended his right to appear in Barcelona, even though he does not speak Catalan, in the face of the "deep xenophobia" of the pro-independence movement and his "foreigner project" to convert non-nationalists into foreigners.
And he has replied to the criticism of the Minister of Territorial Policy, Meritxell Batet, for his candidacy remembering that she, who is Catalan, was on the Madrid lists and nobody thought it "extravagant or quirky".