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Catalan parties call for Torra to face confidence motion

Catalunya en Comú and Socialists call on president to face vote or call early election after failure to pass budget

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04 March 2019 07:34 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

President Quim Torra should submit to a confidence motion in the parliament, because his government is "on death's door," according to the left-wing Catalunya en Comú party.

Party spokesman, Joan Mena, said on Monday that "without a budget and without support" Torra's government is "weak, incapable of governing and adrift" and "the last thing Catalonia needs right now."

According to Mena, the Spanish general election on April 28 offers Catalunya en Comú "an opportunity to build broad majorities with democratic Spain."

 

  • "Without a budget and without support, [the Catalan government] weak, incapable of governing and adrift" 

    Joan Mena · Catalunya en Comú spokesman

The suggestion that Torra should undergo a motion of no confidence after the government's failure to pass its budget was shared by the Catalan Socialist party.

Party secretary, Salvador Illa, called on Torra to "clear the way for Catalonia," by either submitting to a no confidence vote or by calling an early election. "If he has no budget he has to take one of these two options," Illa said.

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  • A spokesperson for Catalunya en Comú, Joan Mena, on March 4, 2019 (by Carola López)

  • A spokesperson for Catalunya en Comú, Joan Mena, on March 4, 2019 (by Carola López)

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