The Catalan election campaign has a view on television. Or maybe in plasma. The chains have already launched groups that concur with 21-D elections to hold debates in front of chambers. TVE announced first of m for tomorrow, in studios of Sant Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona). The state chain has summoned political formations with representation in Parlament: Junts per Catalunya, citizens, ERC, PSC, Catalunya in Comú-Podem, PP and CUP. This first quotation — of three planned — will be moderated by Barnola, to be broadcast live at 1 from 22.15 in territorial circuit of Catalonia and, simultaneously, in channel 24 hours for rest of Spain.
The debates are part of electoral liturgy and contribute to strengning democratic system. They are practically only time when candidates face each or in same scenario, without intermediaries, addressing same audience and responding to identical questions. It is your chance to set positions, differentiate yourself from opponent, or launch direct messages to your electorate. And it is also your opportunity to reinforce voter who has already decided on ballot or to mobilize undecided.
When organizing se appearances all operators aspire to have in ir sets candidates to preside over Govern. The face to face gives better performance to chain and is also more useful for voters. But campaign teams have ir strategies and scrupulously measure leaders ' exposure to media. Since emergence of social networks elections are not won on television, but y can be lost.
In 21-D elections, it will be a miracle that list heads come to coincide on a set. The candidate of ERC, Oriol Junqueras, remains in prison of Ditremea and head of cartel of Junts per Catalunya and expresident, Carles Puigdemont, continues in Belgium, where he took refuge after cessation of Govern in plenary. There are those who have suggested possibility of both appearing in debates through a television monitor. It could give situation that Junqueras and Puigdemont discuss from ir respective confinements in plasma format.
Some parties have put scream in sky. Ors do not close to presence of virtual guests. In history of Spanish debates (which is not extensive or consolidated) would be a ignota situation: five candidates in person and two cloistered on a screen. In case of doubt, TVE has communicated to parties — who are responsible for designating participants — that ir debate is "face-to-face". Anor thing is what happens in return game, which will be held at TV3. Junqueras and Puigdemont play at home, but we will have to wait to see what referee thinks: relentless Electoral board.
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