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Catalonia has to be the solution (and not the problem) to governability in Spain

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Catalonia has to be the solution (and not the problem) to governability in Spain

This week the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, called regional elections in Catalonia after failing to approve the general budgets for this year. Once again, the dynamics of the political parties in Catalonia and their majorities, the result of the political instability that has existed since Artur Mas activated the ‘Procés’ in 2014, have derailed (another) legislature.

For more than 10 years, Catalonia has not had a complete legislature and it is clearly weighing down the Catalan economy and the private sector, which in general does not see the region as a place that generates stability to be able to make large investments. , despite the attraction that the Catalan capital generates for being one of the most relevant enclaves in the southern Mediterranean and where numerous companies would like to be able to invest more and which has also been burdened by the policies of the radical left.

Catalonia has to bet once again on being a pole of attraction for wealth and leadership, as it has been over the years until the ‘Procés’ ruined our being a reference for the entire country. After years of experiencing a true political implosion caused by the drift of the pro-independence parties towards illegality and after having fractured Catalan society, an opportunity opens up to turn the page on more than 10 years lost in Catalonia.

The electoral campaign will be marked by an electoral competition between Junts and ERC to make profitable the blow to the Socialist party with the promotion of the Amnesty Bill dictated by letter from Belgium, which is still being processed in the Cortes Generales and which is being a Real nonsense (in every sense). Although the Government has sold itself as an instrument ‘in favor of coexistence’, the reality is that it has been a crude payment to Sánchez’s letter to ERC and Junts to ‘survive’ in Moncloa for a few more months. This fact detracts from Salvador Illa, who leaves with good electoral expectations.

Faced with this scenario, the Popular Party of Catalonia has a great opportunity to bring together the center-right electorate, starting from a space of centrality where it can win the former Cs electorate in Catalonia and sectors of both center-right Catalanism ‘amb seny’ and PSC voters who do not support (nor understand) the democratic outrage that is being attempted with the Amnesty Bill and also Vox voters who have seen how the tension has been of no use.

A large part of the Catalan business sector feels electorally orphaned by the economic policies carried out by the Government of Pedro Sánchez and the numerous ‘taxes’ that have arisen during these years, which have generated a large tax burden not only on large companies. , but also to SMEs and the self-employed. For this reason, they see Alberto Núñez Feijóo as an ally to make economic policies that are good for the country as a whole. Starting from 12M, the Popular Party has to aspire to be a relevant and decisive actor for the governability of Catalonia, which has to be the solution (and not the problem) to governability in Spain.

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