‘I will not accept a suspension of my powers’


Catalonia referendum


The president of the Generalitat has predicted that, after October 1, regardless of the result, the central government will adopt “a radical change of attitude with respect to the current one.”


The president of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, has rejected that he can be disqualified for his role in the preparation of the referendum of October 1: “I will not be able to accept in any way a suspension of my powers“.

“The circumstances in which one ceases to be president of the Generalitat are regulated by the Statute, so we should stand before a suspension of this type,” he assured in an interview published this Sunday by ‘La Vanguardia’ collected by Europa Press in the one who explained that the Government contemplates any assumption, also the application of article 155 of the Constitution, although it rules out that this will solve the conflict between the Generalitat and the State.

Puigdemont has asserted that the 1-O will vote and that there will be “a little more than 6,000 ballot boxes” homologousHe has said, so that the Catalans can decide on the independence of Catalonia, on which he has denied that they are stored in a consulate or in a private house, as had been speculated.

After 1-O, regardless of the result, he has predicted that the Government will adopt “a radical change of attitude with respect to the current one “, and has regretted that the Executive led by Mariano Rajoy has not made any alternative before.

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Attacks in Catalonia

The Catalan president has celebrated that, after the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils (Tarragona) in August, there has been loyalty between the Generalitat and the State: “We have lived up to it.”

However, he has criticized that they want to do politics about the actions of the Mossos d’Esquadra and what he has considered their effectiveness: “It seems that the success of the Catalan police has bothered, but make no mistake, in the fight against terrorism the enemy is the terrorists“.

Regarding the role that the body can play on the day of the referendum, he has assessed that the Mossos “have no responsibility” in your organization and that you have to limit yourself to ensuring security.


The president of the Catalan Popular Party, Xavier García Albiol, has asked the president of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, to reflect and reminded him that he has the doors of Moncloa open “as long as he wants to make some kind of proposal that conforms to legality “.

During the visit to the Barcelona town of Castelldefels, he assured that if the Government finally decides to process the referendum law in Parliament this Wednesday, “the Government will use all the resources of the Rule of Law to give a proportional, but firm response to this coup, “the party reported in a statement.

Thus, the president of the popular Catalans has reiterated that his party will not participate in the vote of the next plenary session, which he has called “illegal action”, and has indicated that they will not prevent them from doing their job as the opposition.

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The leader of the PSC, Miquel Iceta, has assured that if the Generalitat finally ends up calling a referendum on independence on October 1, the Catalan socialists will call on their voters and the general public not to come to vote in the query.

In statements to Efe, the first socialist secretary has also warned that the Law of Legal Transience that they foresee to approve Junts pel Sí (JxSí) and the CUP has, in his opinion, only two objectives: to try to demonstrate to the pro-independence world that “it is going away seriously “, and” frighten “non-independence supporters to come to vote ‘no’ and thus increase the eventual number of participation.


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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