ERC sets Jové as number three on the list for 12-M and Torrent is left out

A week ago the heads of the list of the Left for the four Catalan demarcations were assigned for the Catalan elections on May 12.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
02 April 2024 Tuesday 04:24
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ERC sets Jové as number three on the list for 12-M and Torrent is left out

A week ago the heads of the list of the Left for the four Catalan demarcations were assigned for the Catalan elections on May 12. Pere Aragonès will be for Barcelona, ​​followed by Laura Vilagrà; Laia Cañigueral for Girona; Marta Vilalta in Lleida, and Raquel Sans in Tarragona. Only Cañigueral is new as number one. Today the party has completed and closed the nominations, with the presence of figures from the current Government, such as the councilors Joan Ignasi Elena (Interior), Ester Capella (Territory), Carles Campuzano (Social Rights) and Tània Verge (Equality and Feminism) . Josep Maria Jové, considered one of the architects of the 1-O figure as number three. The surprise is the release of the lists of Roger Torrent, current head of Company, former president of the Parliament and deputy from 2012 to 2021. Torrent had even been one of the numbers that had sounded as a replacement for Oriol Junqueras for the previous elections three years

Nor are councilors Meritxell Serret, Natàlia Mas, Anna Simó or Gemma Ubasart listed in the candidacies.

Najat Driouech repeats in the fourth position of the list for Barcelona and Ruben Wagensberg, currently in Switzerland after knowing the investigations of the Spanish justice for his possible link with Democratic Tsunami, will be in the ninth position. In Girona, the mayor of Salt, Jordi Viñas, will accompany Laia Cañigueral as number, as well as Josep Vidal to Marta Vilalta in Lleida and Albert Salvadó to Raquel Sans.

The national council of the party held this Tuesday afternoon has also served for the president of the Generalitat to harangue the militancy. He has described the team presented by ERC for the Catalan elections as "solid and diverse", and has drawn his formation as the only one that proposes "feasible objectives".

That said, he referred to the referendum proposal that this Tuesday the Institut d'Estudis de l'Autogovern (IEA) delivered to Aragonès and that he endorsed. For the Republican, it is "a solid, legally impeccable way for Catalonia to vote in an agreed referendum, with a clear, clear and simple question." "This is also what the May 12 elections are about," he considered.

Moncloa's response has been a new resounding no. The president of the Generalitat has reserved his turn to reply: "Impossible does not appear in our dictionary."

It is not the only relevant demand that Esquerra aspires to materialize. Aragonès has once again demanded unique financing for Catalonia. He will be one of the main workhorses in the electoral campaign. "We don't know the proposals of other candidates: some hope that Moncloa agrees and others may think that making proposals that affect people's daily lives" is far from them, he said.

Aragonès has benefited from the work of the Republicans in the last Spanish legislature. He has given as examples the repeal of the crime of sedition or the amnesty: "On May 12, Catalonia will choose whether it wants to be governed by those who, in the face of difficulties, decide to leave the Government, those who do not defend the interests of the country and act as delegates of Moncloa, or ERC, which managed to get the crime of sedition repealed and the amnesty to be a reality."