The president of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Peter Aragonés, was very clear this Thursday in the Senate. “The amnesty is the starting point, the destination is to vote for independence,” he assured during his speech at the General Commission of the Autonomous Communities held in the Senate.
In a speech of just ten minutes and expressed entirely in Catalan, the president says that “amnesty is now essential to promote the resolution of a political conflict, in order return political conflict to politics”.
“The amnesty is important so that there is no repetition of citizens imprisoned for political reasons, an end to forced exiles, espionage, and the persecution that the citizens of our country continue to suffer” because of join 1-O, defended.
The Popular Party called the General Commission to force the regional presidents to take a position on the amnesty negotiated with the PSOE in Pedro Sánchez and the Catalan independenceists. However, the socialist barons did not attend and it served the president to launch his speech and mark his position.
Aragonès’ message must also be understood in an internal reading. His party, the ERC, is in favor of a more possible path to facilitate the investment of Sánchez and, at the very least, remove the amnesty. Its competition in Catalonia, the Junts de Carles PuigdemontHowever, he doubts whether a tougher path that also includes a referendum on the deal will continue.
Aragonès said the amnesty was “an important step” for the citizens of Catalonia “to vote in a referendum.” “We want to do it in an agreed way, in a recognized way,” he said, betting on a referendum like the one held in Scotland.
In other words, a referendum agreed to the State. With this request, Aragonès rejected the path of unilateralism that the independence movement had defended for so long. Although Pedro Sánchez spoke resolutely against a referendum, he also did so against amnesty and finally changed his speech.
The Catalan president criticized the PP for calling the General Commission of Autonomous Communities on amnesty. He accused that Catalonia is always used to “damage the enemy, whoever is in charge” and that if there is a real interest in talking about Catalonia, we will talk about the official language, neighborhoods, or measures like housing or fighting. against climate change.
The three PSOE regional presidents, Emiliano Garcia-Page (Castilla la Mancha), Adrian Barbon (Asturias), and Maria Chivite (Navarra), refused to attend the commission this Thursday. The goal is to prevent the PSOE from talking about amnesty.