Junts has started the political course with the desire to battle for the independence space and with an eye on municipal elections that are just around the corner. With background music for the case of the president of the Parliament, Laura Borràs, who refuses to resign, and a demonstration by the demobilized Diada to which President Pere Aragonès will not attend, the postconvergents tighten the seams with their coalition partners and threaten to leave the Government.
It is a “real” possibility, the general secretary of Junts, Jordi Turull, said a week ago, aware that it is not the first time that this has been launched against the Republicans. They give the coalition partners until the general policy debate to be held at the end of this September.
In these weeks they hope to change the course and "reverse the situation" of a government action that the post-convergents understand is moving Catalonia away from independence. This is the result of the internal audit of the Government agreement, led by the group's spokesman Josep Rius and the Minister Victòria Alsina, which reflects a "non-compliance" at the national level. "We can't continue like this," said Turull, after assuring that in sectoral matters his training is satisfied with the work he does.
The report was presented to the party's executive, which led to a heated discussion between those in favor of immediate rupture, without offering members these weeks of grace, and those who advocate continuing to be decisive in the governability of Catalonia. And here would be most of the members of the Government.
The defense of this last position was led by the Minister of Economy Jaume Giró and former Minister Josep Rull who are reluctant to this break. The mayors also remained in favor of continuing ahead of the municipal elections. They fear that the consultation with the bases ends up yielding a result that forces them to split and that this is the result of specific differences such as the discomfort in the party due to the ERC's reaction to the Borràs case. They maintain that "Turull is a slave to his own words" when he sold this query a few months ago and that now he is obliged to celebrate.
On the other side, there is an increasingly large group – not only Borràs supporters – that urgently demands to leave behind the alliance with the Republicans. They consider that within the Govern Junts it is blurred. With ERC they have very different country models, something that causes continuous clashes, and if the national question is not fulfilled they say that there is no point in continuing.
In fact, some party cadres believe that being in the opposition could be an opportunity to harmonize a party with so many souls, and they exemplify the cohesion they achieved during the tripartite government.
The meetings with ERC will start today and will intensify in the coming weeks. Every Monday the heads of the two partners meet to coordinate strategies with Pere Aragonès present - although for reasons of schedule it is not always possible - Marta Vilalta, Josep Maria Jové and Sergi Sabrià, on the one hand, and Laura Borràs, Jordi Turull, Albert Batet and Jordi Puigneró, on behalf of JxCat.
It will be here where the conversations begin to return "to the path of independence", as the post-convergents demand of the Republicans. Junts wants the agreements that were signed in the government pact to be fulfilled. You don't want to change them, but if you need to, you'll ask for an attached document that states how it's going to be executed.