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JxCat proposes pardoned Sànchez and Turull to join the dialogue table

Jordi Sànchez, during the act of the release of those convicted of the ‘procés’ from the Lledoners prison (Photo: Miquel Benitez via .)

Junts per Catalunya (JxCat) has included Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Turull among the members proposed to form part of the Generalitat delegation at the dialogue table. These are two prisoners of the procés who were pardoned in June by the Government of Spain.

The partner formation of the coalition in the Government has revealed this Tuesday in a statement the four names that it proposes to participate in the meeting that will be held this Wednesday in Barcelona and which will finally be attended by the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, after having announced it in his interview with TVE this Monday.

In addition to Jordi Sànchez, general secretary of JxCat, and Jordi Turull, vice president of the party, the formation chaired by former president Carles Puigdemont will send the vice president of the Government, Jordi Puigneró, and the spokesperson in Congress, Míriam Nogueras.

Aragonès vetoes those outside the Government

Precisely, this proposal has already received a response from the ERC wing of the Government, who had established that only members of the Catalan Executive could be sent to the negotiations. The president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, has vetoed the names proposed by JxCat that are unrelated to the regional government.

Throughout the morning a meeting is taking place between the members of the Catalan Executive, in which the final list of members that will make up the delegation at the dialogue table will be decided.

Clash between ERC and JxCat

The inclusion of Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Turull collides with the forecast of the Government spokesperson, Patrícia Plaja, who had ensured that the Generalitat delegation would be made up of members of the Government.

On the part of Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC), the president of the Generalitat himself has been appointed, as well as the president of the Parliament, Roger Torrent and the Minister of the Presidency, Laura Vilagrà. The three politicians have a fundamental weight in the Catalan Executive.

Presidential sources consulted by the . Agency have recognized their “discomfort” over the fact that JxCat has officially made public through a statement its list of names “before agreeing on them” at the meeting held this Tuesday by the Government. According to the same sources consulted, “it had been said and agreed that it would be a government-to-government negotiation, with representatives of the Government.”

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This article originally appeared on The HuffPost and has been updated.

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