After the crisis of the Government due to the composition of the Catalan delegation at the dialogue table, the President of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, has said that we can only face the dialogue table if “from Catalonia we go to one o’clock” and has claimed “loyalty” to Junts: “I ask loyalty to the figure of the president of the Generalitat”, he said.
Visibly outraged, Aragonès has confirmed that the meeting of the dialogue table “will be held” this Wednesday. And in this sense he has argued that “we have managed to get the Prime Minister to be present. Assume that the table will be held and that there will be talk of a referendum, self-determination and amnesty.”
Regarding the composition of the Catalan delegation, the President of the Generalitat explained that, for the moment, It only includes members of the ERC Government: the Minister of the Presidency, Laura Vilagrà, and the Minister of Business and Labor, Roger Torrent. Y has asked Junts to send “the names of the members of the Government” of your party who will attend the meeting.
For Aragonès, “it is not acceptable for him to learn about the proposed names of Junts through the media”. And he has shown his weariness by warning that “only members of the Government will attend the meeting of the negotiating table“In this sense, he has called upon them to”send the names of Junts“and that they have until this Wednesday to send them:” The door continues open. ”
Aragonès has appeared in one emergency press conference after the last crisis between the partners of Govern de Junts and ERC because of the names that those of Puigdemont have proposed to attend the dialogue table between the Government and the Govern.
A fire that, far from going out, seems to be still alive since at the same time that President Aragonès appeared, the general secretary of Junts, Jordi Sànchez, has answered from his Twitter account recalling that one of the points of the Government agreement between ERC and Junts is that the composition of the dialogue table must “reflect the plurality of the independence project.”
“The delegation will be chosen by consensus and appointed by the Government with the will to represent the plurality of the independence project and has the will to represent and defend the great consensus in favor of Self-Determination and Amnesty of the majority of 80% of the population ”
– Jordi Sànchez (@jordisanchezp) September 14, 2021
The JxCat executive currently maintains her representatives at the dialogue table: the vice president of the Government, Jordi Puigneró; the secretary general and the vice president of the party, Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Turull (These last two, prisoners of the ‘procés’ who were pardoned in June by the Government); and the spokesperson in Congress, Míriam Nogueras.
Neither Sanchez, nor Turull, nor Nogueras They are members of the Government and therefore an annoying President Aragonès has recalled that “the members who have to be part of the Catalan delegation must be members of the Government, because that is our strength”. And he has stated that “it is not a veto on names, but they must be members of the Government.”
The Government would not have accepted people who were not from the Government
The Government’s response has been clear, the Minister Spokesperson, Isabel Rodríguez, has stressed that the dialogue table that opens this Wednesday with the presence of the Head of Government, Pedro Sánchez, It must be made up exclusively of members of the Executive and the Generalitat, in accordance with the decision of the Catalan president, Pere Aragonès.
In the press conference after the Council of Ministers, the also Minister of Territorial Policy, has expressed her respect for Aragonès’ decision not to accept in this forum members who are not part of the Government, as JxCAT intended, and has assured that would not have accepted people outside the Catalan Government: “The framework has always been that of work delegations from both governments; we have not contemplated another framework,” said the minister.
He has revealed that the meeting held tomorrow Wednesday in Barcelona It will begin with a bilateral meeting between Sánchez and Aragonès in the Catalan president’s office, This will be followed by the interview with the other members of the Table, in the case of the central Executive coordinated by the Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños.