The CUP stars in the first clash with Pere Aragonès
The president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès this Wednesday in the Parliament.Andreu Dalmau / EFE

The CUP has starred in the Parliament this Wednesday in the first encounter with Pere Aragonès, president of the Generalitat, when he has barely been in office for a month. The anti-capitalists, who have signed an investiture agreement with Esquerra, have accused the president to apply first policies “incompatible” with the principles that underpin its program. Carles Riera, president of the CUP group, has stated that you cannot defend the amnesty and the exercise of self-determination and then sit at the same table with the King. “You cannot break the regime and give stability to the State. With those bad friendships and complicities, they are getting on the wrong side ”, he said.

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Riera has not only mentioned the meeting with Felipe VI in the Círculo de Economía. The anti-capitalist deputy has also reproached him for the lack of gestures of the Government to stop the evictions; to attend an act of the atronal Fomento; that he says that he defends climate change and is not against expanding the El Prat airport or that he has “celebrated” the Government’s appeal against the rental regulation law. “We will exercise and transfer the position of the Government in all forums even though they are ideologically in our antipodes”, said Aragonès. “We will not lower our approach one gram.”

The allusion of the CUP to the act in which Aragonès will coincide with the King has been the only one that has taken place in the control session. The issue of pardons has not even appeared except once and on the side of Ciudadanos. The housing issue has taken over a good part of the session, especially after the announcement by the Government of filing an appeal before the Constitutional Court. Albert Batet, from Junts, took advantage of the episode to certify his lack of confidence in the Pedro Sánchez government: “We were already skeptical and time proves us right. We have the most expensive electricity in Europe. It is the government with the most shame in history ”, he has settled.

In a much more moderate tone, Aragonès has described the appeal as “unjust, of competence interference and contradictory” with the own commitments of the PSOE and United Podemos at the beginning of the legislature. The president He stated that 76,000 families have benefited from this regulation and that the rental market has also increased in the municipalities where the norm has been applied. “No one has celebrated it: we will fight it legally and we will fight it politically,” he insisted, stating that the appeal, although it does not involve the suspension of the law, is “serious.”

Neither the PP, which has spoken of the increase in occupations of flats, nor Citizens have mentioned the pardons. Nor the commons, who have asked Aragonès to clarify his position on the expansion of the El Prat airport by accusing him of hiding behind a technical table. The president He recalled that they aspire to preserve the Delta del Llobregat and has snapped at Jéssica Albiach, leader of the commons, that 51% of AENA belongs to the State. Neither El Prat nor pardons nor housing. Salvador Illa, leader of the opposition, has dodged the thorniest issues and has urged Aragonès to promote a budget in 2021 because according to him there is a margin of time. “You said three times that you would accompany your inauguration with a budget agreement. He is living up to his name ”, he said in reference to the biblical reference.

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