The PSC is “very optimistic” with the possible victory of Jaume Collboni at Barcelona City Hall. At the third, on May 28, the leader of the Barcelona socialists could return the victory in the second city of the country to the socialists. The polls point to a technical tie with the Junts per Catalunya candidate and former mayor, Xavier Trias. Precisely, with him and with the ERC candidate, Ernest Maragall, is with whom the PSC is committed to governing the city for the next four years. Thus closing the stage Ada Colau at the head of the Barcelona City Council, with which Collboni has led the city until his resignation a few days ago to focus on the campaign. With criticisms included of the mayoress’s management and, de factoto the Government of which he has been a part.
Sources from the Catalan socialists consulted by OKDIARIO point out that “a change must be promoted, we hope that it will be led by Jaume.” And that change, they add, “cannot occur with the same actors as up to now.” In the last eight years the PSC has governed alongside Colau – thanks to the vote of Ciudadanos in the investiture and specific agreements with the rest of the opposition parties. With Collboni closing in on a victory that has eluded the Socialists for more than a decade, those of Salvador Illa They want to guarantee the mayoralty. The pact with Junts would emulate the “that already works very well” in the Barcelona Provincial Council and with ERC the formula of the Government of Pedro Sánchez.
Barcelona is the main hope not only for the PSC, but also for the PSOE and Pedro Sanchez. With virtually no chance of maroto kings access to the Government of the Madrid City Council, the recovery of “a symbol” for socialism such as the city of Barcelona is of vital importance for the socialists. Hence, the president is going to go to cover his mayor on different occasions, as he already did at the time with Salvador Illa. The political situation in Catalonia, as occurred in the last Catalan regional elections, “is favorable” to their interests. And for this reason they trust that “the wear and tear” of separatism will end up pushing Collboni to victory.
The mayor of the PSC reminded Colau a few days ago that “she has already had her opportunity to play a good mayoress.” A reminder that she used to affirm that “now it is the turn of the PSC.” Jaume Collboni defends that her candidacy “wants to look to the future and overcome the past, the confrontations, the old recipes, which Colau represents in these elections.”