Alejandro Fernández calls elections in Catalonia
The president of the Catalan PP, Alejandro Fernández, has argued this Monday that the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, must call elections after the ERC-Junts coalition breaks up and the Government remains in the minority, and has defended studying "with realism and with data in hand» possible candidacies together with Cs and Vox in Catalonia.
"Electoral coalitions are loaded by the devil: sometimes they can go very well and others can disorient the electorate", he warned in an interview with Ser Catalunya collected by Europa Press, and has defended that the PP is the one who now leads the political space that occupy these parties.
He has defended that at this time the elections would open the door to adding an alternative majority in Catalonia, which he believes should agree to achieve a Government without nationalist parties: "We believe that an opportunity opens up."
On the other hand, Fernández has opined that the new Government has been formed "in terms of political balance and trying to reach according to what spaces" and not taking into account the technical qualification of the new ministers, according to him.
"From a personal point of view, as I know some of them personally and have a good view of them, I wish them all the luck in the world," he added.
Legitimacy is "having majorities"
Asked if he believes that the Government is legitimate, after the leader of Junts, Laura Borràs, argued that the Aragonès proposal is not, Fernández replied: «We are very clear that legitimacy in democracy is being able to have majorities in Parliament. For now, it's highly debatable."
"It is very difficult to know whether or not this new Government has the support of the Parliament," he pointed out, and recalled that precisely for this reason the PP already urged Aragonès to submit to a question of confidence in the General Policy Debate.