Barcelona, 27 August 2020
Campuzano, a law graduate, began his political career at the JNC as secretary general and president. From 1986 to 1992, he worked in the Department of the Presidency of the Generalitat. Before making the leap to Madrid (1996-2019), he was councilor for Vilanova i la Geltrú City Council (1987-1991) and MP in Catalan Parliament (1992-1995).
Campuzano, former Congress member, who resigned from PDECAT two months ago after thirty years of political career, has criticized the “confrontational” proposal made by Carles Puigdemont and, later, seconded by the President of the Generalitat, Quim Torra , and in an article in El Periódico he warned that “repeating the mistakes of the most recent past will only lead to more collective pain.”
Campuzano regretted that “some insist on proposing us to continue doing the same thing they have done up to now. They talk about maintaining the institutional confrontation, the political blockade and the ideological polarization of the country between two blocs. None of this has ever been useful in the history of Catalonia “.
The former PDECAT leader admits that now “we are not freer, nor have we increased more adherence to the cause of national freedom in Catalonia than we had before October 2017.” Nor has the feeling of belonging, essential for any national liberation movement, grown. Rather the opposite”, sentence.
He also affirms that “self-government today is weaker.” “Not only because of the centralizing policies of the Spanish governments, which also, but because those who should make the most of, now with intelligence, efficiency and competence, all the capacities of the institutions of self-government, have preferred to ignore them and submit them to a huge attrition in search of a hypothetical partisan benefit, “he exposes.
Carles Campuzano says that “independence is a democratic and legitimate demand”, but warns that “if we independentists really aspire to advance, it is very obvious that striving to repeat the mistakes of the most recent past will only lead to more collective pain, more institutional weakness, more partisan confrontation, less social cohesion … “in this sense, he warns that” this will have obvious consequences in economic and social terms for the country. ” “And so, no. It is neither intelligent, nor useful, nor capable of making us progress as a society,” he remarks.
Finally, it claims that it is necessary to “strengthen the Catalan institutions, govern well, put order to the country, cooperate and collaborate to face the economic and social crisis inside and outside Catalonia, persist in the path of dialogue, democracy and respect for the Laws on the part of the rulers, as a formula to seek a political agreement on the future of the country, pro-European federalism as a horizon, are the good ways “. “It is clear that it is not easy or simple and requires a lot of good policy,” he concludes.