The first secretary of the PSC, Salvador Illa, yesterday celebrated the PP's attempt to approach Junts to talk, not negotiate, as they insist from Génova, about the possible investiture of Alberto Núñez Feijóo.
With a certain slyness, considering the "kind smile" with which he received the question, Illa assured in a press conference offered from Portbou, where he was interested in the consequences of the fire at the beginning of August, that he has always been in favor of dialogue "with everyone", except with "those who want to go back 50 years", alluding to the far-right, and that, therefore, it seems to him to be "a step forward".
"I will welcome this news if it is confirmed and true, because I have heard all kinds of comments depending on the spokesperson", quipped the socialist leader, for whom "speaking in democracy is always the right thing".
As for whether these talks of the PP and Junts will get anywhere, Illa was cautious: "I think it is very difficult, but we will respect that it is the interlocutors and those responsible for these formations who say what they have to say", he concluded.
And on the role of the PSC in the negotiations for an investiture of Pedro Sánchez if that of Feijóo turns out to be unsuccessful, he shielded himself in "discretion" in order not to give more details: "There are moments when what is needed is to act and not talk, do and don't say, and work methodically: Catalonia must get involved in the improvement of Spain, emphasizing what unites us and not focusing on what separates us".
Less conciliatory was, on the other hand, the president of Ciudadans a Catalunya, Carlos Carrizosa, who called the fact that Feijóo wants to meet with Junts in his round of contacts with the parliamentary groups a "betrayal of the constitutionalist electorate" to look for supports.
In an interview with Europa Press, Carrizosa said that he observes with "great concern" the change in attitude of the PP and appealed to the responsibility of the Catalan people, because its leader, Alejandro Fernández, is the only one who has publicly criticized this turn, as he claimed. "I would like to hear more voices from the Catalan PP, because where are the Albiols, the Sireras, the Kings?" asked the Catalan leader of Ciutadans, for whom "all the efforts of constitutionalism should go to prevent that the PP continues to humiliate the electorate that supported it with these secret pacts with Puigdemont".