The president of PDECat, David Bonvehí, and the former coordinator Marta Pascal, agree that the formation to which they belong is full of nuances, but they differ absolutely, at least in public, in the political direction that the party should take. The senator delves into the criticism unleashed in the Interview with The vanguard of this Sunday, which even threatened with the possibility of embarking on a new path with the formation of another party. And Bonvehí has set the distance by ensuring that the decisions in the PDECat are taken by majority and, therefore, "there is not a significant mass of militants who do not agree with the decisions taken"; instead, "we are very convinced of what we are doing," he assured.
In declarations to Catalunya Ràdio, Bonvheí has assured that a sanctioning file will not be opened to Pascal for the reflections spears in the interview with this newspaper, completed this Monday in the presentation of the book by Carles Campuzano Reimaginem independence
, and developed this Tuesday in an interview on TV3. For the president of the PDECat, the possibility of sanctioning the ex-leader "would be poor in terms of debate", and in fact she has not been asked to leave her seat in the Senate, as she has confirmed: "I did not They have asked and I do not think I should do it. "
Bonvehí does not notice "any possibility or important mass of militants who do not agree with everything we are deciding"
So the internal crisis that Bonvehí also denies and reduces it to "a lot of debate within a very transversal party" can get entangled in a few weeks of a tight electoral calendar. In addition to distancing himself from Pascal's opinions, the PDECat president is not afraid of the possibility of a split within the party because he does not notice "any possibility or important mass of militants who do not agree with everything we are deciding "
Bonvehí has admitted that he has spoken with Pascal after his statements. He has highlighted that "has been very important person within the party, where there has been much debate" precisely on the course that should take the training and leadership that was acting on it expresident Carles Puigdemont. Thus, "some of their reflections" have spoken "in depth", but the party president believes that "because of the situation of the prisoners and the construction of a country," the course of the PDECat is the "most appropriate". Therefore, "we are very convinced of what we are doing", has settled.
The president of the PDECat admits that comments of this type "have an impact on our associates and within our party"
The president of the party has called the statements of the senator "personal reflections" on which he wants to speak "more thoroughly" with Pascal. But while these conversations do not take place, he has demanded that "the reflections we do internally", because the PDECat "is a game of nuances" and the decisions have to be taken "by majority within the party bodies", has affected . Not in vain, Bonvehí has recriminated that comments of this type "impact on our associates and within our party."
The leader has also rejected the accusation of "subordination" that he launched Pascal in the interview this Sunday, a rebuke that Bonvehí has defended by saying that this word is not what defines him. "I listen a lot and I end up proposing decisions that end up being decided," he countered. Pascal herself has wanted to remove iron to the accusation by pointing out that she appreciates Bonvehí and that her reflections are not personal but political, about the path that Carles Puigdemont is drawing for the PDECat.
Pascal defends being able to express these opinions at the risk of being branded as "traitor" or "weak"
The senator has insisted on his ideas and, in fact, has left the door open again to create new acronyms. It has left it in the air: "it will be seen", he said, but he insisted that it would not be necessary if the PDECat occupied political centrality. Broadly speaking, the senator has set her objections about the drift imposed by Puigdemont, with whom she shares objectives, "but not the way to do it". Pascal insisted that a new formation would not be necessary "if the PDECat were a very large center space" and has given as an example the PNV, a formation "sovereignist but capable of combining this objective with being useful to the citizens".
The differences of the senator with Puigdemont are profound, since they have not spoken since July and who has constantly spoiled their desire for "uniformity", which has differentiated from unity. In addition, she has defended the fact of being able to express these opinions at the risk of being branded as "traitor" or "weak". The "honest", he said, was publicly expose their discrepancies at the beginning of an electoral cycle to understand that the PDECat has "dwarfed" to bet only "the dynamics of the blockade," excluding those who advocate more pragmatic ways.
With Puigdemont he has not spoken since July and with him he shares goals, but "not the way to do"
Surprised by the fact that in raising this debate has been unleashed this "stir", Pascal has insisted that "if the strategy of the unit is honest, it has to fit a lot of people," and that with Puigdemont shares objectives, but "not the way to do". The leader has recriminated that when the PDECat was created, it had the will to be a space that joined many people, very central, so it does not share that strategy of "block everything", but its pretension is "to do politics without fear".
"I suggest that there is an important part of sovereignty that wants to make politics an instrument of serenity," he stressed, because "there have been cases of parties without voters, but it would be unforgivable if there were voters without a party."