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The five refugee exadvisors in Brussels

Three of the members of the Govern who are with Puigdemont are from ERC. The other two, of the PDeCAT

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The five refugee exadvisors in Brussels

The former president of Generalitat Carles Puigdemont and five of his exadvisors are refugees in Belgium. Meritxell Borràs, of PDeCAT (which occupied portfolio of governorship); Antoni Aten, ERC (health); Joaquim Forn, del PDeCAT (Interior); Dolors Bassa, of ERC (work and Social Affairs), and Meritxell Serret, of ERC (agriculture, livestock, fishing and food) have between 42 and 53 years and very different profiles.


Of 53 years, he was elected councillor of Interior in July of this same year for his profile purely independentist. During three months he worked in office, he always defended that Mossos should ensure that citizens vote safely on October 1. That left at feet of horses agents, who as policemen must enforce law. Training lawyer, he was councillor at Barcelona City Council for 18 years with Convergència and held security portfolio during command of Xavier Trias, between 2011 and 2015. Precisely, Forn sounded like next candidate of PDeCat in city Council of Barcelona. His appointment as an Interior counselor frustrated that possibility. He is married and has two-daughters.

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Born in Barcelona in 1971, he became first health advisor of Generalitat without medical training 21 months ago. He arrived, he said, to restore " consensus" lost in sector after strong snips executed by government of Artur Mas. Son of historical leader of PSUC, Alfons Aten, now health Advisor is a graduate in philosophy and political science, has a couple and a daughter of only five years. They ate went through various formations before embracing independence. He began his political career on platform Ciutadans PEL Canvi, which allied to PSC of Pasqual Maragall with a message of federalist court. With m it gave jump to Parlament as a deputy in 2003 and 2006. In 2011, joined to PSC. However, y ate, convinced federalist favorable to right to decide, it was distanced from PSC and in 2014 it was disposed of party by disagreements with dome on sovereignty posture. It began n to be wanted by ERC and Oriol Junqueras, which even offered to him to concur with Republicans with European elections. They ate dismissed first offer but succumbed to Junqueras's second proposal, when he invited him to run Department of Health. In year and a half, Exsocialist disjoined most controversial convergent measures and proclaimed author of "The Greatest deprivatization of health system" by departing from public health Network to a for-profit hospital.

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Oriol Junqueras elected a UGT trade unionist with a marked independence profile to occupy portfolio of work and social Affairs. Dolors Bassa (Torroella de Montgrí, 1959), combined General Secretariat of trade union in Girona with a council in its municipality. However, he resigned from office in organization to appear as number 6 by Junts PEL Yes for that province in elections of 2015. Married, with two children and a granddaughter, Bassa had previously been professor of EGB and Catalan language. At head of counseling, he was in charge of bringing forward guaranteed income of citizenship and reform of occupation service of Catalonia. Of an affable nature, Bassa has not been foreign to some polemics. Like when, after Fidel Castro's death, Excounsellor was distributed to dictator. "Cuba, until victory always!" he said through his Twitter account. Despite criticisms generated, job-holder never gave importance to this controversy. Bassa also managed to irritate parliamentary opposition when, in face of criticism of problematic hard of minors who inhaled queue in Barcelona, responsibilities of above were removed saying that those affected came from or communities And, in particular, he accused Junta de Andalucía of "looking or way."


When she was appointed agriculture counsellor, she was an unknown in Catalan political landscape. Born in Vallfogona de Balaguer (Lleida) in 1975, Serret was first woman to occupy that portfolio, traditionally reserved for politicians from Lleida. In ir choice y weighed mainly two factors: ir link with countryside and with independence. Graduates in political sciences and administration from Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and with a postgraduate degree in General management of companies, Serret was coordinator of Fundació del Món Rural and later directed Center for promotion of meat of Veal from Catalonia. For nine years, he also worked in union joined Pagesos performing several tasks such as technical training. The technical profile of Serret, however, was not only motive that led Republicans to propose it as a counsellor for cabinet of former President Carles Puigdemont. Until Friday agriculture holder had been at Permanent Secretariat of Catalan National Assembly (ANC), where he coincided with his partner, deputy of Junts PEL Yes in last legislature Ferran Civit. Low profile and oblivious to any controversy during exercise of his position, Serret was also an independent councillor, although integrated in lists of Republican, Vallfogona de Balaguer.


Convinced convergent with party card, Meritxell Borràs (L'Hospitalet, 1964), Deputy Minister of Interior, has been a Member of Parliament during six legislatures, from 1995. A graduate in pharmacy, she is daughter of historic leader of Convergència and one of founders of party, Jacint Borràs, who recently died. He's separated and has two children. His fervent militancy to party led her in 1981 to become president and founder of Nationalist Youth of Catalonia (FNC) in L´Hospitalet, a municipality where he forged his political career by opposing Socialist mayor, Núria Marín. As a member, he has participated in about ten parliamentary committees, including health or budgets. The one that had most resonance, however, was Pujol Case Research Commission, in which he had to challenge president for origin of his family inheritance and link with a supposed illegal financing of his party. In June 2015, when he United Democratic Union of Catalonia broke historical coalition with Convergència, Borràs assumed portfolio of governance and institutional relations, until n in hands of deputy of United, Joana Ortega. He repeated in last government of Carles Puigdemont as Counsellor of governance, public administrations and housing of Generalitat of Catalonia, where he has dealt with demands of officials who, in referendum of October 1, demanded a Legal certainty that government could not guarantee clearly.


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