The state of alarm vote anticipates a gap between PDECat and JxCat in Congress

The state of alarm vote anticipates a gap between PDECat and JxCat in Congress

Ferran Bel (PDECat) and Laura Borràs (Junts), in the halls of the Congress

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Ferran Bel (PDECat) and Laura Borràs (Junts), in the halls of the Congress

Voting in Congress for the new state of alarm of half a year that the Government proposes can visualize a clash between the two parties that coexist today in the JxCat group in the Lower House: Together, the new formation of Carles Puigdemont, and the PDECat, with four deputies each. And the fact is that the Partit Democrata has already announced that its four representatives – Ferran Bel, Genís Boadella, Concepció Cañadasll and Sergi Miquel – will vote in favor of the alarm regardless of what the other four deputies decide.

This was announced by the PDECat spokesperson, Marc Solsona, already before the executive of this Monday, and it is that his party, has argued, “is clear that this state of alarm is necessary because measures must be taken.” In this sense, it has confirmed its support “regardless of what is spoken of as a parliamentary group” and has now begun to talk about the different prerogatives that include, as its own term, six months.

In addition, and pointing to the Government, Solsona has stressed that once the new restrictions have materialized with the state of alarm “the measures imposed on bars and restaurants would have to be reconsidered”, urging the reopening of these premises.

Also looking towards the Catalan Executive, of which they are no longer part since the dismissal of former councilwoman Àngels Chacón in September, the PDECat has reproached that the measures that are being adopted are very focused on Barcelona and its metropolitan area. “Catalonia is asymmetric, it has different population densities and not all the realities are the same. We need more vision of the country and not just look at Barcelona ”, Solsona has ugly.


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For its part, from Junts they still do not specify their vote, although their vice president and spokesperson, Elsa Artadi, has already advanced that they see the plan announced yesterday by the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, as “disappointing, insufficient and does not provide the Generalitat with the necessary instruments to take concrete measures and actions in Catalonia”.

In this sense, Artadi criticizes that only one hour of margin is given to the autonomies to modulate the night curfew or that the Government is not trained to limit daytime mobility or in the number of people that can meet. “The competent authority will continue to be the Government and we will have to continue requesting permission,” the vice president of Junts has reproached.

That is why Junts “does not see any co-governance, but a new recentralization.” “They force us to pass a decree law on the run and for six months, it is an extraordinary measure and we cannot normalize it without any parliamentary control,” Artadi argued.

However, from Junts they do not rule out a movement in favor of the state of alarm after the Government itself claimed it last Friday and, for this, they are called to “work with the Government and the parties to improve it because a different state of alarm it’s possible”. “We do not want to be the no to everything or to give a blind adhesion,” he explained.


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