Salvador Illa rejects the referendum raised by Aragonès: "These are debates that divide"

The leader of the PSC, Salvador Illa, has rejected the referendum proposed by the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, considering that they are "debates that divide.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
03 April 2024 Wednesday 16:27
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Salvador Illa rejects the referendum raised by Aragonès: "These are debates that divide"

The leader of the PSC, Salvador Illa, has rejected the referendum proposed by the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, considering that they are "debates that divide." In an interview on the Cafè d'Idees program on La 2, Illa was against what he believes is "a contrary approach for Catalonia." "People will vote on May 12," he added.

The former Minister of Health has defended that his approach "is to unite and serve Catalans", prioritizing "putting health first" and "solving droughts".

Pere Aragonès assured yesterday that he will create a specific department for the Catalan if he is re-elected president, a proposal that Illa has valued as "an electoral thing." "I don't think that the language issue will improve with the creation of a department," he added.

Regarding the Hard Rock, the controversial tourist complex that became the red line of the commons to save the budgets and that led Catalonia to new elections, Illa has assured that "he tried to provide all the facilities so that this issue was not an obstacle ".

Before analyzing the upcoming elections in Catalonia, Salvador Illa defended that the amnesty law "is a gesture of generosity that will end up uniting" society. "It has been a bold and brave move by President Sánchez," he said.

Illa has also commented on possible post-electoral pacts, and has asked to "repeat a pact against Vox" and "add the Catalan right", Orriols' party. "From here, we are open to making agreements," he added.

However, the PSC leader has criticized that Puigdemont's approach "is not in tune with what Catalan society wants", and has reiterated that "he has never spoken with him". "I speak to his party", he concluded.