Junts per Catalunya has parked the demand to reinstate Jordi Puigneró as vice president of the Generalitat after he transferred yesterday to the party's leadership that, if necessary, his return to the Government would not be "a problem" for the negotiation with Esquerra Republicana to maintain the coalition and prevent the departure of his party from the Government.
In an interview on RAC1, Puigneró explained that he had never asked for his reinstatement and that yesterday he told his general secretary, Jordi Turull, that what is "important" is that the three points of the Govern agreement that Junts demands of its partner in the national axis and not its restitution. "If it's good for the negotiating strategy, go ahead," he ordered Turull to put the demand aside.
The former vice-president of the Generalitat has revealed that the Presidency's response has been negative -"not even like that", he has said- and has added that in the executive held this Monday his party will transfer how this no has been to make the decisions that touch In any case, the executive must approve the question that will be submitted to the militancy next Thursday and Friday on Junts' permanence or not in the Government.
The consultation, which had been scheduled since the July congress, was brought forward to this week as the Govern crisis accelerated after Piugneró's dismissal due to loss of confidence, according to the president of the Generalitat, by not informing him of his party's intention to ask him to submit to a matter of trust if the three points of the Government agreement that the post-convergents demand are not fulfilled, that is, that a strategic direction of independence be created, that at the dialogue table only talk of amnesty and self-determination and that there be parliamentary coordination in Madrid.
Regarding his personal position, Puigneró has defended that being in the Government is "the best tool to move the country forward" but has added that he has come to the conclusion that "ERC does not want us to be in the Consell Executiu". The former number two of the Govern has sustained this impression in the constant refusals of the Republicans to his demands both in the national axis and in sectoral policies, within a government formed by two formations that, he has recalled, are practically tied for deputies in the Parliament. "It is not a Government of 60-40", has snapped the former Minister of Digital Policies and Territory.