After the president of the Generalitat in exile, Carles Puigdemont, admitted this Friday the Unilateral Declaration of Independence (DUI), on the sixth anniversary of its proclamation, the acting Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, He answered that the government “continues the dialogue and the constitutional framework.” In a press conference after the inauguration of the reform works at the Police Station of the Central District of Madrid, Grande-Marlaska avoided answering questions from reporters if Puigdemont’s words were in line with a possible amnesty law and limited himself to claiming, once again, the task of the socialist government to “recover the coexistence of Catalonia.”
“Given the results of these past five years and the current situation of coexistence in Catalonia compared to what it was in June 2018, what I can say is that this government and I believe that it leaves no doubt in this part, “If he is very persistent in something, it is in two issues: dialogue and constitutional framework,” replied Grande-Marlaska.
Puigdemont, on DUI: “We will not resign or resign.”
Puigdemont stated on Friday in a message On the occasion of the anniversary, the president showed that the Parliament is the “legitimate representative of the people of Catalonia” and reiterated that all people have the right to self-determination. Precisely, thanks to the legitimacy of the chamber, and based on the results obtained in the referendum of October 1, 2017, Puigdemont recalled that “six days ago today, the Parliament proclaimed the independence of Catalonia.” Despite the difficulties that independence leaders have faced since then, he warned that “we have not resigned nor will we resign, no matter how many efforts are made by some to retreat.”
In this sense, Puigdemont emphasized that, despite the passing of the years, they have made efforts to preserve DUI from the “amnesiac or devaluing drive of the few.” “We admit it, we translate it into 25 languages, and we keep it alive when the independence movement as a whole knows how to put together a strategy, overcome partisan temptations,” he said. In the context of the negotiations with the PSOE for the investiture of Pedro Sánchez in exchange for the approval of an amnesty law, the president made a call to ensure that everything done “does not include rejections or deconstruction of what we started building six years ago, although to some it seems a little and to others it seems too much.