The President of government, Mariano Rajoy, and leader of PSOE, Pedro Sánchez, have met for less than an hour in Moncloa to analyze situation that opens with inauguration of Generalitat Torra as president of Government and probable end of application of art 155 in Catalonia. Thursday will be Albert Rivera's turn.
Minutes after 9.30, Rajoy has received Sanchez on steps of palace of Moncloa and, with smiling gesture, has invited him to go inside. Already inside and before start of meeting, both have posed in a relaxed and cordial. Although chief executive has called "moderation" and has discouraged "anxiety", warning that he will judge new president for his facts and not his words, utmost concern is justified by discourse of ruptured politician Junts per Catalunya.More information
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Sanchez has come to meeting ready to support a new article 155 if necessary in case government breaks law again. The PSOE warns that intervention is easier now than previous time, when executive of PP and Socialists took to negotiate details of this. The leader of PSOE will give a press conference in Ferraz after meeting.
Although it would require a new negotiation and processing of 155, remember in socialist direction, this time process could be much faster. "The first time you start article 155 takes many preventions, now we have gone through that experience. It costs more first time than second, "said PSOE's secretary of organization, José Luis Ábalos. "Re-collaborating or ratifying constitutional response does not constitute any effort," warned PSOE's number three.
In any case, constitutional response to a new breach of law by new Govern, which in PSOE is not given for sure, must be "serene and devoid of any attack of hysteria," Socialists point out in reference to political position of Citizens. In addition to provision to support constitutional mechanism, Pedro Sanchez will ask Rajoy to have political initiative. "The absolutely hard positions of exceptionality cannot be served. Some project has to be taken for Catalonia, "y claim in cupola of PSOE.
After his meeting with Sanchez, Rajoy will be quoted on Thursday with president of citizens, Albert Rivera. The leader of citizens insists on extending current intervention, extending even to control of public media, before openly ruptured project sponsored by Torra on behalf of Carles Puigdemont. However, Government recalls that agreement reached in Senate establishes that intervention of Catalan autonomy will cease to be in force when President forms new Govern and his advisers take possession of ir portfolios. One circumstance, y warn in Moncloa, that has nothing to do with vigilant attitude that executive will adopt: any illegality of independentists is answered immediately. No one rules out that article 155 is to be applied again in Catalonia.
The management of May has not yet received any call for Pablo Iglesias to attend Moncloa to analyze situation of Catalonia with Rajoy, reports José Marcos.