The President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, has been received at the entrance of the Palau de la Generalitat with a single flag, before which he respectfully bows his head when the Honor Guard of the Mossos d’Esquadra has shown it as he passes. It is the senyera used as an emblem by the police force. Sánchez has entered walking and, therefore, passing under the banner that with the slogan “Freedom of opinion and expression” hangs from the balcony of the building since the time of Chem Roast.
Inside the Carriage Court the president of the Generalitat was waiting for Sánchez, Pere Aragonès, which has avoided waiting outside for the arrival of the presidential entourage. He has been the oldest of the Mossos d’Esquadra, Josep Lluís Trapero, who has received Sánchez after getting out of his official car in a square in Sant Jaume that is shielded from the people.
After greeting each other by clashing fists, the two presidents reviewed the detachment of the Guard of Honor of the Mossos d’Esquadra, also known as Escamot de Gala, whose peculiar uniform dates back to the 18th century, when the Corps had nothing to do with it. see with now.
Only the senyera worn by the regional police received the Prime Minister, in a protocol opposite to the usual one that Moncloa offers to regional presidents, where the national and regional flags flank the entrance to the presidential residence. In addition, Sánchez always goes out to meet them on the front steps, he does not wait for them inside the building, as Aragonès did with him this Wednesday.
The two presidents have held a meeting before leading the respective delegations of the Government of Spain and the Catalan Government in the first meeting of the negotiating table agreed by ERC and the PSOE. At that time, a flag of Spain was placed next to that of Catalonia.
Sánchez and Aragonès will participate in the start of the table, but then they will leave it to let their teams work alone. On the part of the Government, in addition to Pedro Sánchez, the Minister of the Presidency, Felix Bolaños, in charge of coordinating the work; the second vice president, Yolanda Diaz; the spokesperson and Minister of Territorial Policy, Isabel rodriguez, and that of Culture, Miquel Iceta, while the Catalan delegation is made up of Aragonès and the councilors Laura Vilagrà and Roger Torrent, after the Catalan president left Junts off the table by rejecting his name proposal.
Four of the six ministers of the Government of Spain support the holding of a referendum to resolve what they call a “political conflict” in Catalonia.