The president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, announced this Tuesday morning a series of changes in the Catalan executive to face the last year of the legislature. The most relevant is that the until now presidential advisor, Laura Vilagrà, will become the new vice president of the Catalan government. Following the announcement by the leader of the executive, the opposition has reacted harshly against Aragonès’ latest movements. For his part, the first secretary of the PSC, Salvador Isla, has demanded that the head of the Government “govern” for the last year and not dedicate himself to preparing his candidacy for next year’s elections.
Some changes with electoral intention, according to the opposition
In this sense, the vice president and spokesman for Junts per Catalunya, Josep Rius, warns that Aragonès’ movements “have to be interpreted in an electoral key”: “They are aesthetic adjustments that have to be interpreted in an electoral key to try to overcome the desperate », maintains the party spokesperson through a publication on Twitter, now known as “There are priorities like drought or education.” An approach very similar to that expressed by the leader of the commons in Parliament, Jéssica Albiach, who considers that there are problems that must be prioritized before making a change of faces in the executive: «Catalonia’s problems in education, in health , in renewables… they will not be resolved with new positions, but by working better and having a country model,” says Albiach, who, like the rest of the opposition formations, believes that Aragonès’ maneuver has an electoral objective.
Will it exhaust the legislature or not?
While Isla considers that there is “no problem” in Aragonès exhausting the last year of his term, the president of the Generalitat has not fully confirmed this, despite the fact that his movements indicate a desire to exhaust it. In this sense, the CUP has wanted to avoid evaluating the specific changes of the Catalan government, but they have asked the head of the Catalan executive to clarify whether he will exhaust the legislature “to do what, and with whom.” The Cuparian deputy Laia Estrada believes that if Aragonès does not change course and chooses to continue with the “same policies and deploy the PSC and Development agenda”, the only thing he will be doing is “wasting the legislature.” Along these same lines, Estrada has warned that if the president of the Generalitat does not change course, in the next elections “there will be two candidates from the PSC.”