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Illa (PSC) says that Puigdemont meets the requirements to run as a candidate and defends “turning the page”

The leader of the PSC and candidate for the Generalitat, Salvador Illa, has stated that the former Catalan president and Junts MEP, Carles Puigdemont, meets the requirements to run as a candidate to preside over the Government of Catalonia, while defending the approach of the Catalan socialists is “turning the page” on some years that “have not been good” for the community. This is what Illa said in an interview this Thursday in ‘La Sexta’, reported by ., when asked about his opinion after learning that Puigdemont will be his rival in the Catalan elections on May 12. “If it meets the requirements it has to meet, which is the case, I have nothing to say about it,” the former Health Minister also launched, while clarifying that he would not have made that decision after Puigdemont had He was a fugitive from Spanish justice for seven years. In reference to the survey published this Thursday by the Center d’Estudis d’Opinió (CEO) of the Generalitat that predicts a victory for the PSC with a range of between 35 and 42 seats, while ERC would be the second most voted force, Illa has assured that he takes the polls with “a lot of prudence” and caution and that in the end what counts is the vote cast by citizens. Regarding a possible pact with ERC to be able to govern, Illa did not want to comment, although he has shown himself open to reaching an agreement. “We are going to wait to see what the Catalans vote for and, from there, we have always expressed a willingness to reach agreements with different parties, always in a constructive sense,” he added. In another order of things, the leader of the PSC has been questioned about the Catalan quota defended by the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, to which he has responded that the resources that Catalonia has should be managed “well” making it clear that he does not want that their community has “no privilege” but also no “harm.” “I will never use regional financing as a resource for permanent complaint, for permanent victimhood,” he assured.

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