Everyone plays something (or a lot)

Done.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
11 May 2024 Saturday 05:32
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Everyone plays something (or a lot)

Done. The day has come. After a whole Saturday to reflect on politics and check at the Eurovision festival how complex our world has become, today it's time for Catalans to vote. The Catalans, who, as Rajoy discovered, do things, have been called to the polls. A casino in Tarragona is to blame for the fact that there were no budgets to improve health, education or social services, which led to the electoral advance. Rajoy did not complete the sentence: Catalans do rare things.

This campaign has been one of the strangest that can be remembered, not only because one of the candidates held rallies outside of Spain, but because the electoral cycle began with an attempted political resignation that turned off the country's lights for five days. But throughout this period, other singular issues have happened, among them BBVA's bid for a Catalan bank such as Sabadell, which made candidate Puigdemont say that the operation was a banking 155. The most worrying thing is that he believes it.

The Catalan campaign has been a mess, listen. (Again, I quote Don Mariano). They are all fighting for something: pro-independence supporters to be the majority against those who are not, some pro-independence supporters to win more than others, the left to see who prevails, the right to know who is leading it and the pro-independence ultra-right to try take your head out With so many divisions and visions of reality it is easier to make a salad than a Government. And let's not say raise a country anymore.

Another evidence of these two weeks is that Puigdemont - who has denied that these elections are about personalism, even though the formation has included his name on the list, his photo on the ballots, his face on the banners and his character is the message – he wanted to turn them into a classic. As if playing a Barça-Madrid game. The last sentence he said at the end of the campaign was: "Gentlemen of Madrid, get ready because we are coming". The seismographs did not record an earthquake a few seconds later.

All the polls give Illa an advantage, but the PSC candidate does not trust it. Rajoy also warned: "It's very difficult all this".