Dissatisfied faces, dialectical scuffles, complicit smiles and even a few hugs. All this has been given by the six meetings between mayors and residents of Barcelona organized by La Vanguardia and published during the electoral campaign. On these lines you can see a video report that includes the best moments.
Six candidates have walked the streets of six different districts (chosen by themselves): from the Port Marina to Nou Barris, and from the Bonanova square to the Rambla del Raval. To the surprise of the applicants, this time they have not faced journalists, but Barcelonans with specific complaints and concerns about their day to day.
What will Trias do to improve the cleanliness of the city if he is re-elected? What does the mayor of Ciudadanos, Anna Grau, think about the declining use of Catalan among young people? Will Collboni, the socialist candidate, continue with the 'superilles' defended by Mayor Colau? And Maragall, what plan does he have to reduce insecurity in the Raval neighbourhood?
These are some of the topics that around thirty Barcelona women - chosen at random on the street or through neighborhood associations - have conveyed to Ernest Maragall (ERC), Jaume Collboni (PSC), Xavier Trias (Junts), Daniel Sirera ( PP), Anna Grau (Cs) and Eva Parera (Valents).
Despite numerous requests from La Vanguardia, the mayoress of Barcelona, Ada Colau (BComú), has declined to participate in this cycle.