Republican Esquerra still trust in a change of alliances in Diputación de Barcelona and insists that "there are 26 hours left" for there to be "an attack of reason (seny) "And the agreement between the PSC and Junts per Catalunya
signed last Friday. This is how his spokesperson, Sergi Sabrià, said in The Món to RAC1, who believes that the postconvergents give the Diputación to the PSC "without much sense".
But JxCat does not see any change in the strategy and cling to the agreement with the Socialists, ensuring that "it is the best" that could be closed. "As we have mathematics and public demonstrations, the PSC is the best of the pacts," said Councilor Àngels Chacón in Els Matins of TV3, where he highlighted the statements of Catalonia in Comú of the last hours. Also the spokesman Eduard Pujol has indicated in RAC1 that "the commons do not speak of abstention" and believes that ERC has entered into "a set of headlines" that "does not respond to reality".
The numbers of the deputation
The absolute majority is in 26 deputies and in the second vote the simple majority would settle the balance. The commons have marked the red line in JxCat -also in PP and Ciutadans- and they want a tripartite agreement with ERC and PSC once again, as they already proposed for the mayor of Barcelona. So things, if common and Ballart support ERC, would reach 22 deputies, so the option PSC-JxCat would have one more vote in the second vote.
The Republicans argue that the figures are viable considering the vote of Jordi Ballart's party, Tot per Terrassa. Thus, they would add 23 votes between the two partners of Govern (16 + 7) - the same as JxCat and PSC - plus Ballart, reaching 24. In this position, they would force popular, orange, common and socialist to the entente so there is a more voted alternative option.
Therefore, Sabrià believes that "it is only in the hands of JxCat" that the Diputación has a pro-independence president and places the post-conflict in the dilemma of choosing "between a president of the sovereignist bloc or one of Josep Borrell's socialism." "You can not explain more lies. JxCat has in its hands to decide who presides the Diputación ", he affirmed.
"For us it is a matter of country; if for them it is a question of chairs and for us of country, stay with the chairs, "Sabrià has said, which has affected the formation with which the Government shares the use of" the old Convergence forms "in endorsing that pact and has again offered the presidency to JxCat to reconsider the options.
Dionís Guiteras, ERC candidate if there is no agreement
In case there is no change of course, the Republicans will present Dionís Guiteras, mayor of Moià and vice president in the Provincial Council until now, as revealed by Sabrià in the corridors of the Parliament this Wednesday morning.
The two partners of the Catalan executive have been reproached and the postconvergents have scorned the "aggressive and nervous tone of Sabrià". While in ERC they spoke of "lies", JxCat spoke of facts that "do not respond to reality" and avoided using another disqualification. "People do not accept the fight and we have to act responsibly. I do not want to accuse anyone of being a liar, "said Pujol.
For us it is a matter of country; if for them it is a question of chairs and for us of country, stay with chairs "
The JxCat spokesman has replied to Sabrià on the same station minutes later and has recalled, denying that it is "revenge", that his training advocated unitary lists while the Republicans rejected them outright. The spokesman has assessed that the current situation in some municipalities and institutions such as the Diputación is because there were no coalitions. In this sense, the Councilor Chacón has also pronounced: "It is very clear who has led and has called for actively and passively the call to unity."
In JxCat they have summoned ERC to undo their agreements with the Socialists in several municipalities where they had won the formation of Carles Puigdemont, with Sant Cugat being the most striking case. But ERC replies that in the majority of localities that there was agreement between Republicans and Socialists there are sovereignist mayors. "Facts and words should go hand in hand. It's called coherence. And if there is coherence and will of total reversion, you can talk about everything. But the first thing that ERC has to do is the duties, "said Pujol in reference to the municipal pacts of ERC with socialism, leaving the chips on the board in the same position they were on Friday when the pact that has unleashed the storm.
The Councilor d'Empresa i Coneixement has affirmed in Catalan public television that it is necessary to know how to separate "the different levels of governance" and has contrasted the agreements of some with the socialists. "The proportion is different", has finished. The Republicans have agreed with the PSC - with the support of the CUP in some cases - in 26 municipalities that JxCat had won, while the post-convergers have done that operation in reverse in seven municipalities. The PSC has been the hinge that has facilitated the competition between the two partners at the municipal level.
In the Catalan Executive they assure that there is "a plot" to move forward and try to isolate themselves once again from the tensions between both formations, which have been happening throughout the legislature. However, Sabrià believes that the post-conflict "will make a decision that can mark the future of the country." He adds that "the Govern works" but considers that the pact "is not the best decision and it will not be easy". "We are intelligent enough to preserve from the differences spaces as serious as the Govern," says, on the other hand, the Councilor Chacón.
These days Elsa Artadi, leader of JxCat in Barcelona and export of the Government, admitted that "unity of the independence movement has hit rock bottom", which has gone through turbulence and several crises due to the different strategy after the 1-O referendum. In this regard, Chacón acknowledged that "there is no unity to define what you want to achieve, in what time, with whom and to end up getting what" and pointed out that the crossing of statements and criticisms are doing "a lot of damage to everyone".
In that sense, Sabrià admitted that the parties could "have done better" and believes that everyone would have to row in the same direction to "find strategic unity", while Chacón has called for the unity of 1-O, when "everybody was very clear about what we were going to do, what for, how and when". "I refuse to believe that we will not know how to resolve these differences," he said.