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I don't know how hardline and inflexible ERC-Sobiranistes are on Catalan Independence. If they are prepared to accept a lesser form of autonomy in the lifetime of the current Parliament then forming a coalition with them may help to reduce tensions and pave the way for a more constructive relationship in the future.

They're very clear that they want "a referendum and the end of repression". Which is basicly the demand of 80% of the Catalan people, including 61% of unionists. Because they recognise that the way such issues should be resolved is democraticly, by voting, rather than violence and repression. JxCat wants dialogue with no pre-conditions.

OTOH, if they're not formally supporting the government, then there may be room to move, since opposition to dialogue will no longer be a proxy for attacking the government's majority.

by IdiotSavant on Tue Apr 30th, 2019 at 02:22:10 AM EST
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