Esquerra insists on building a broad political front against Spain’s repression during the general policy debate at the Parliament of Catalonia.
Esquerra Republicana wants the government to lead a broad political response against Spanish repression and in defence of the freedom of expression when facing the more than likely disqualification of the President of Catalonia, Mr Quim Torra. The front should bring together all the political and social forces that want to “stand up to” the “intolerable repression of a politicized and biased justice” through a united response, as slated by Esquerra in one of the motions for resolution presented in this week’s general policy debate in Parliament this week.
At the same time, in a joint proposal with centre-right JxCat and left-wing CUP, they condemned the “attempt at destabilizing the institutions of Catalonia” in the midst of the current health and economic crisis, and maintained that President Torra has committed no crime whatsoever, reiterating their solidarity for him. They also recall that “only a majority of the Parliament has the legitimacy to grant or withdraw confidence in the presidency and the Government of Catalonia.”
In another motion of their own, Esquerra also asserted that the only way to “win again” and “overcome the state democratically” is by forging a broad strategic union that champions dialogue and negotiation and responds to the demands of the people, strengthening the institutions and consolidating popular mobilization. The motion also demands that the government should bring the nation’s overarching consensus to the negotiating table with Spain: self-determination, an end to repression, and an amnesty for the political prisoners and exiles, all essential to resolve the political conflict.