In the current political context of Catalonia, the civic elections have unleashed a battle of former leaders in the Catalan National Assembly (ANC). The leadership of this pro-independence entity has presented its proposal for a civic list for the next elections in Parliament, which has generated reactions and movements in different critical sectors. In this article, we will analyze the importance of these civic elections and the debates that are being generated around them.
The role of the ANC and its civic list proposal
The Catalan National Assembly (ANC) is a pro-independence entity that has played a relevant role in the secessionist movement in Catalonia. On this occasion, the ANC leadership has proposed the creation of a civic list for the next parliamentary elections. This proposal has generated controversy and has been the subject of debate among the associates and former leaders of the entity.
The civic list proposed by the ANC raises the possibility of the entity becoming a political actor that competes with political parties. This has generated conflicting opinions, since some consider that the ANC should maintain its role as a reference for pro-independence civil society, while others believe that it is necessary to go one step further and become a political actor with the capacity to influence the institutions.
Reactions and movements around civic elections
The ANC’s civic list proposal has generated reactions and movements in different critical sectors. Some former leaders and members of the entity have called meetings to debate the future of the ANC and how to recover its role as the capital of the independence movement. Among the promoters of these meetings are prominent figures such as Pere Pugès, one of the founders of the ANC, and members of the Indesinenter collective.
On the other hand, there are also territorial assemblies that have shown their disagreement with the ANC’s civic list proposal. Some of these assemblies have issued statements in which they express their refusal to participate in electoral contests and defend the non-partisan and plural nature of the entity.
Debates and reflections on the future of the ANC
The debate surrounding the ANC civic elections has led to reflection on the role of the entity and its relationship with other actors in the independence movement. The need to define the role of the ANC as a reference for pro-independence civil society and to establish a clear roadmap to promote the independence of Catalonia is raised.
In addition, the participation of political parties in the independence movement and the role they should play beyond political institutions is discussed. The reformulation of the Council of the Republic and its role in civil society and international relations is also proposed.
In conclusion, the civic elections proposed by the ANC have generated an intense debate and movements in the independence context of Catalonia. The civic list proposal raises the possibility of the entity becoming a political actor with the capacity to influence institutions. However, there are conflicting opinions about the role that the ANC should play and its relationship with other actors in the independence movement. These debates and reflections are fundamental to define the future of the entity and the path towards the independence of Catalonia.