The First Secretary of the Peace and Security Council, Salvador Illa, asked Juntes to “commit to the results and the conditions”. “I don’t think people are asking for a re-election,” he added in an interview with RAC1. And for the investment of the leader of the Socialist Workers’ Party, Pedro Sanchez, it will be necessary to vote for ERC and Bildu, and for Junts to abstain.
Illa considers the 23-J result to “endorse” the PSOE’s dialogue policy in Catalonia
Ella considered the “very relevant” outcome of 23-J to “endorse” the policy of dialogue regarding the convenience between Catalonia and Spain, and excluded self-determination and amnesty, two demands that Carles Puigdemont’s party had repeatedly put forward. “A cornerstone is respect for the rule of law,” said the leader of the Catalan Socialists. In addition, he added, “the public did not vote for self-determination.”
Regarding the Generalitat’s government, Illa ruled out a motion of no confidence in Pere Aragonés because “this is not the time to have a weak government” and showed her respect for the fact that the president did not want to call an election.
Ella was also asked if he would speak with Puigdemont, to which the Socialist leader replied that he “never refused to talk to anyone”, although he emphasized that his interlocutors were “representatives of political formations”.