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CDC accuses CUP of “putting the revolution before independence”

Current governing party liberal CDC commented on CUP’s ‘no’ to investing President Mas as President and accused the radical left party of being “immature” and “putting the revolution before independence”, according to CDC’s general coordinator, Josep Rull. “CUP hasn’t been able to make operative the majority of 72 pro-independence MPs” stated Rull and added that “by accepting CUP’s demands it will look like the minority of 10MPs out of 135 is leading the process”. Rull denied that cross-party list ‘Junts Pel Sí’ would present an alternative candidate to Artur Mas. “We have moved because we wanted to be respectful of the 27-S democratic mandate” he emphasised “and they told us to reach agreements to make the roadmap possible”. 

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04 January 2016 03:39 PM

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ACN / Sara Prim

Barcelona (CNA).- CUP’s decision to reject Mas’ candidature shows the radical lefties’ “incapability” to “take risks” and “reach agreements with those who think differently” stated the current general coordinator of governing party liberal CDC, Josep Rull. Regarding CUP’s demands for cross-party list ‘Junts Pel Sí’ to propose an alternative candidate to Artur Mas, Rull assured that there won’t be any other name put forward to run for President and added that “by accepting CUP’s demands it will look like the minority of 10 MPs out of 135 is leading the process”. “CUP hasn’t been able to make operative the majority of 72 pro-independence MPs” he stated and accused the radical left party of “putting the revolution before independence”. “We have moved because we wanted to be respectful of the 27-S democratic mandate” he emphasised “and they told us to reach agreements to make the roadmap possible”.


“First, independence. Then, we will decide how we build the new country” stated Rull. “But the problem is that, now, who decides is 500 kilometres from here” he emphasised, referring to Spain’s institutions in Madrid. According to Rull, CUP has prioritised “the revolution and socialism” rather than “Catalonia’s independence” and by doing so it is Madrid who wins. “With this ‘no’ CUP has sided with Spain’s factional powers which want to overthrow President Mas” he stated.

“We have negotiated and we have made many efforts to make the 27-S mandate a reality” stated Rull and named the Parliament’s declaration of independence and the social action plan proposal as examples. “However, to build independence we must take risks and reach agreements with those who think differently” assured Rull “and we have done so”, he emphasised.“CUP hasn’t been able to make operative the majority of 72 pro-independence MPs” he noted “despite the efforts, the negotiations and the fact that 50% of CUP supported Mas’ investiture”. Rull accused CUP of being “immature” and “afraid of taking risks” and noted that “independence will not be obtained by vetoing but by voting, by joining and by adding new sensibilities” he concluded.

Regarding the possibility of ‘Junts Pel Sí’ proposing an alternative candidate to Artur Mas and thereby facilitating the investiture and obtaining CUP’s and other parties’ support, Rull was clear. “By accepting CUP’s demands it will look like it is the minority of 10 MPs, and not the majority of 62, which is leading the process”. Rull insisted on Mas as their one and only candidate and responded to CUP’s call for them to make a move. “We have definitely moved because we wanted to be respectful of the 27-S democratic mandate” he emphasised “and they told us to reach agreements to make the roadmap possible”.

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  • Image of current governing liberal party CDC, with current Catalan President, Artur Mas and CDC's General coordinator, Josep Rull (by ACN)

  • Image of current governing liberal party CDC, with current Catalan President, Artur Mas and CDC's General coordinator, Josep Rull (by ACN)