Until now, the dean of the Barcelona Bar Association, María Eugenia Gay, will replace Teresa Cunillera as the Government delegate in Catalonia, sources from Moncloa have confirmed to Cadena SER. The Council of Ministers will approve this appointment at the meeting next Tuesday.
The socialist Teresa Cunillera, has communicated this Friday to the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, her willingness to leave office.
This has been announced by the Government Delegation in a statement in which it indicates that Cunillera has sent a letter to Sánchez in which he reasons that the situation in Catalonia “has improved considerably” since he took office in June 2018 and that the Government of Spain is fulfilling its commitments to citizens.
“I have tried to fulfill the assignment received, so the time has come to leave my post,” he explains.
Cunillera assures that throughout these three and a half years he has tried “to live up to the task”, with all his “effort and dedication”: “I hope I have not disappointed that trust”, he adds.
“Wherever I am, I will always be by your side, trying to help and accompany you to the best of my ability,” Cunillera underlines in his letter to Sánchez.
For Cunillera, “it has been a source of pride, that no one can take away from me, to have shared so many important moments for our socialist project and to have been its delegate in Catalonia”.
Born in Bell-Lloc d’Urgell (Lleida) in 1951, Teresa Cunillera took over from Enric Millo, from the PP, in 2018, assuming the helm of the Government Delegation weeks after Quim Torra was sworn in as president of the Generalitat and stopped apply article 155 of the Constitution, after the convulsive autumn of 2017.
Former deputy of the PSC for 23 years in Congress, where she was first vice president, Cunillera starred in her last press conference last Wednesday, to explain the degree of compliance with the commitments of the Government of Sánchez in Catalonia.