June 28 2021
Sánchez now excludes Junqueras from the dialogue table
During an interview with Cadena SER, the president of the Spanish government, Pedro Sánchez, rejected the presence of the former Catalan vice president and ERC leader, Oriol Junqueras, at the dialogue table, arguing that it was a “table between governments” and that Junqueras still has years of disqualification pending, which prevent him from holding public office. Before the granting of the pardons, the government of Spain had not expressed a clear rejection of the possibility of the ERC leader participating in the dialogue table.
In the same interview, Sánchez stated that the government he presides is taking “the first steps to solve the crisis” and that “we are on the way to regain institutional normality”, the day after he shared a table, at the inauguration of the Mobile World Congress, with the President of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, King Felipe VI and the Mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau.
Likewise, the president of the central government has urged the government of the Generalitat to “get to know the other part of Catalonia, which it often tries to make invisible.” “It is not possible to make invisible a non-minor part of the Catalan citizenry that does not share the independence roadmap,” he said. Regarding this part of Catalan society, Sánchez has said that he wants “a shared future.”
President Sánchez has advanced that “there are demands of the nationalism of the last decade, such as investments” in which he hopes to be able to agree. The two presidents meet this Tuesday, the 29th, at the Moncloa Palace.