Sovereign parties and the Peace and Security Council concluded the 23J election campaign last Friday, calling for participation with a sense of giddyness And warning of the decline that may result from the formation of a final government by Vox and PP. In their latest rally, in line with the entire campaign, the Socialists emphasized the importance and seriousness of the moment by warning that Catalonia, which they say is “infinitely better” than it was in 2017, is at stake. Esquera and Gones also called for mobilization on a day when postal voting among Catalans – 276,000 petitioned as of Thursday – broke the record in this general election.
Catalonia contributes 48 of the 350 deputies to Congress, and the Socialists insist it could tip the balance given how far they are so far from the People’s Party (10 seats). Favorite in polls – can give a surprise With ERC – PSC asked for the beneficial vote “without intermediaries” for Pedro Sanchez because he is the only one, they say, who can stop Alberto Núñez Figo. Their advantageous vote goes by “setting aside the nuances,” in the words of Salvador Illa, leader of the PSC, drawing in mainstream voters, progressives, moderate ex-People’s Party voters, and independence supporters from those who don’t want to go back “40 years.”
At a rally with young people flanked by two portraits of Pedro Sánchez with the slogan “Defend Your Rights,” Ela stressed that “coexistence, freedom of creativity and the fight against violence against women” are at risk. “We’re in full swing. Cheer, shiver, your blood will run cold.” The 23-J candidate noted that there are many transcendental things at stake. Democracy must be defended every day. They want to take us back to the pre-constitutional era in terms of equality, he added.
Socialists and commoners demand all government actions such as pension reform, labor reform, wage increases among professionals, the Euthanasia Act, the LGTBI Rights Act, the implementation of ERTE in the midst of a pandemic, the Equality Act or Against Gender Violence. Or even a housing law in which Catalonia aspires to be the leading society in its implementation. All that baggage is now at stake in the case, they say, and Vox can rule by announcing that it wants to abolish all “sanchismo” as well as apply “eternal 155 in Catalonia,” as Batet puts it. Aina Vidal, candidate of the Commons, who had the support of 700 trade unionists, indicated in Tarragona that the Progressive Bloc could surprise and attributed to its formation the possibility of upsetting this balance.
The independence movement is awaiting appointment for fear of not equaling the historic ceiling of 23 deputies out of 48 reached in 2019. “The first thing we will do, if we have enough power, will be to prevent a far-right government that only seeks to eliminate us as a political movement and as citizens of a country that wants to be free,” said ERC Secretary General Marta Rovira, who called Rovira. In addition, the Republicans conditioned the position on continuing to negotiate at the negotiating table, transferring Rodalez and ending the fiscal deficit. Junts and CUP raised this price until the referendum. Senate candidate Tony Castilla warned that they “formally” assume their commitment not to install a president if they do not recognize self-determination and amnesty. The PSC warned that this is not the time to set a price.
Junts rallied against abstention. In Santa Coloma de Gramente (Barcelona), the cradle of language immersion, Myriam Nogueiras, from Juntes, made the manifesto commitment to Catalonia, in which he notes that abstaining “does not bring us closer to independence” and that the absence of seats is full of “theirs”. The text includes his commitment to form a common front with all who work for Catalonia “with a sense of state, an outstretched hand and a long look”, to build a wall against the “extreme right” who reproached him for expelling Catalans from libraries, “erasing the culture and memory of those who defended it”.
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PP is starting to get out of the well in Catalunya and is hoping to take off. Feijóo has been in this community 10 times in the past year and his presence is a thermometer that Catalonia takes into account against the left-wing thesis that ensures he only uses it to get votes in other regions. Nacho Martín Blanco, Ciudadanos’ former spokesperson in parliament until two months ago, has tried to distance himself from Vox by disavowing his “civil war motives”. He asked the “Catalan constitutionalists” and “reasonable Catalans” to vote “collectively” for Figo to contribute “the great glories of Spain” from Catalonia.
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