Laura Borràs: "The day Pere Aragonès resigns, Laura Borràs will resign"

The leader of Junts, Laura Borràs, has distanced herself from the possibility of abandoning her position as president of the suspended Parliament and has linked a step to the side to a hypothetical resignation of President Pere Aragonès.

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10 October 2022 Monday 14:34
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Laura Borràs: "The day Pere Aragonès resigns, Laura Borràs will resign"

The leader of Junts, Laura Borràs, has distanced herself from the possibility of abandoning her position as president of the suspended Parliament and has linked a step to the side to a hypothetical resignation of President Pere Aragonès. In statements to RAC1, Borràs has referred to the agreement between ERC and Junts to share the presidencies of the Generalitat and of the chamber, and has assured that with her continuity she seeks to make visible the "anomaly" that she supposes to have been suspended.

The leader of Junts has recalled that she was elected with the support of the Republicans, just as Aragonès was with the votes of the postconvergents. She therefore, she has said, she will continue as she has until now and “will resign the day that Pere Aragonès resigns”. Borràs has also regretted that she was removed from office, in application of the Parliament's regulations, for an "arbitrary and partisan" decision.

In reference to the president of the Generalitat, Borràs has criticized that "he has not been able" to maintain the pro-independence majority, at the same time that he has asked him to revalidate the confidence of the chamber. In this sense, the president of Junts has questioned the "democratic legitimacy" of the president because he arrived in Palau with some votes that he "now does not have".

"It is not the Government of 80%, but of 21%", Borràs has proclaimed about the appointment of ministers from other political spaces and having gone from 74 to 33 supports in Parliament. Even so, the pro-independence leader has not clarified whether a motion of censure is being considered: "We don't want to pass screens."

Borràs has used the same response to talk about budgets. Junts does not guarantee its approval and it remains to be seen, also, if the accounts will be the ones that the former Minister of Economy and Hisenda Jaume Giró had prepared. The president of the formation has affirmed that they will bet on a “responsible and constructive” opposition and without positioning themselves as “those of no to everything”.

ERC will not make any movement at the head of the Parliamentary Table, as explained by Oriol Junqueras on TV3. For the president of the republican formation, this is a decision that belongs to Junts. In this way, Alba Vergès will continue to act as first vice-president with the functions of president as she has been doing since Borràs was suspended on July 28. Regarding the budgets, Junqueras considers that it would be "strange" not to have the support of Junts since "they are agreed" with the post-convergence party. The ERC leader has not ruled out an extension of the accounts if necessary, but prefers, he has said, to approve new ones

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