Barcelona – 20 NOV 2020 – 14:47 CET
PSC Deputy first Secretary and Spokesperson Eva Granados. EUROPA PRESS
The Catalan Socialist Party believe that, 42 years after its adoption, the Constitution must be reformed and that one of the irreplaceable aspects is that the current State of autonomy becomes a federal State. This is one of the approaches contained in the draft PSC election programm broadcast on Friday that exposes the political alternative to the independence process.
The party lead by Miquel Iceta admits without hesitation that “if the existing political polarization is not overcome” this constitutional reform will not be possible. The PSC understands that the federal State would also serve “to consolidate the social conquests achieved and to gather the wills and longings of citizens”, promoting, according to political formation, the modernization of institutions, “improving democratic quality and constitutionally guaranteeing public policies”.
The Catalan Socialist Party claim “the recognition of the uniqueness of nations and nationalities”, taking into account the differential facts already recognized by the Estatut to Catalonia. The electoral programm has been coordinated by the PSC’s Deputy first Secretary and Spokesperson Eva Granados and does not clearly define Catalonia as a nation, an issue that has always caused a break in relations with the PSOE.
The program does call for a clear delimitation of the powers of the federal state and autonomous communities and that the current Senate be a federal chamber in which autonomous governments and citizenship are represented. It also calls for an in-depth review of the regional financing model and the creation of a Tax Consortium to “fairly and equitably share the tax revenue generated throughout Spain”.
Granados considers that “Catalan self-government has a lot of space to go through in the development of the State”, that in Catalonia “ten years have been lost” with the procés, and that the result of all this has been” a broken society that must be united as soon as possible”. The leader of the PSC understands that independence wanted to build a wall with the rest of Spain, “but they have built it among Catalans”.
Dialogue, negotiation and pact remain the three words used by the Socialists to improve relations between the Generalitat and the Spanish Government and therefore raise the need to promote a “space for dialogue between the Catalan political forces and the Government to overcome the situation of paralysis, ensure the coexistence and neutrality of the institutions”.
“In Catalonia there are many people who do not see public television as their own and pay for it, or who see that the Síndic de Greuges (Catalan Ombudsman) is not there to defend the interests of people, but for other things,” Granados insisted. The PSC carries in its electoral program the need to develop a new audiovisual media law in Catalonia, that the directors of TV3 and Catalunya Radio are contracted by public service and an agreement that allows to reform the Regulations of Parliament, the Accounts Syndicate, the Anti-Fraud Office and the Catalan Data Protection Authority.