One of the most relevant public positions in Catalonia that was up for grabs already has a number assigned to it. According to La Vanguardia, Lluís Salvadó, ERC's deputy secretary for internal coordination, will be appointed president of the Port of Barcelona. The republican will thus replace Damià Calvet, a member of Junts, who made his position available to the new Minister of Territory, Juli Fernández, a few days after his party left the Government. Calvet was favorable to the permanence of Junts in the Catalan Executive.
Lluís Salvadó is considered, together with Josep Maria Jové, one of the architects of 1-O. The Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) opened an oral trial of both of them a week ago for alleged embezzlement, prevarication, document falsification and disobedience. At that time, Salvadó was Hisenda's secretary. The Minister of Culture, Natàlia Garriga, will also sit in the dock, but for only one crime, that of serious disobedience. The trial date, however, is still pending.
In the event of a conviction of disqualification, it will be the judges who set the scope, so it is unknown if Salvadó could continue in office.
The new president of the Port of Barcelona will have a salary of just over 115,000 euros in a public company owned by the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Spanish Government and the municipalities in which the port is located: Barcelona and El Prat de Llobregat . Being the central Executive, it will be this who will ultimately have to validate the appointment proposed by the Government of Pere Aragonès.
Salvadó will leave the seat he occupies in Parliament as deputy for the demarcation of Tarragona. He is an industrial engineer from the Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyers Industrials de Barcelona (UPC) and developed managerial functions for ten years in a private company.
Born in La Ràpita in 1969, his dedication to Esquerra is extensive. He has been a member since 1991 and has been president of the party federation in Terres de l'Ebre (2000-2004), organization secretary of the party (2004-2012), government delegate in Terres de l'Ebre (2004- 2010) and number four of ERC as deputy general secretary of Esquerra (2011-2019). In this last position he was replaced by Marta Vilalta.