Jaume Asens (Barcelona, 47 years old) became one of the involuntary protagonists of the single election debate between candidates for the presidency in the campaign of the 10-N. The president Pedro Sanchez referred to Asens, which is defined as pro-sovereignty, to try to mark the distance with United we Can. Nothing to foreshadow the possibility of a joint Government between the PSOE and United we Can. "I always saw Paul [Churches] very, very convinced of the agreement, but I had my doubts," says the spokesperson At city council and Can in the Congress in a telephone interview. Two months after the elections, Asens recognizes that it still has no relationship with Sanchez. "I guess now you will have to build".
The Catalan lawyer, who was third deputy mayor of Barcelona with Ada Colau, think beyond who have said things "thick" in the campaign, according to United we Can was important "to avoid that the PSOE would fall into the temptation of looking to the right both to resolve the territorial conflict as the rest of the problems of Spain". Asens is a strong advocate of dialogue to resolve the crisis in Catalonia, and maintains a good relationship with the political leaders, prisoners, those who visited him in prison last month.
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Asens considers that the opening of the dialogue table "is a historical opportunity that did not exist in 40 years," and that can't be missed. "The best demonstration is that now CKD and Junts per Catalunya no longer fight as much by who leads the one-sidedness, but by who leads the dialogue".
The speaker of the commons he prefers to keep in secret, if you will have some role in the next Government, but has the confidence of Churches and participated this week in the signing of the protocol on the functioning of the coalition Government. "You have to learn that diversity is a value not a problem," he says, confident that the two parties will be able to understand.
Asens points to the "right uptight that you want to use a language guerracivilista" and to the sectors "most exalted of the pro-independence" as the true "enemies" of the next Executive and appeals to the waist policy of the partner Government to overcome the differences. "Our obligation is to convince the people that he wants to go to Spain that there is a common project that is worthwhile. That we can leave behind that Spain old, carcomida and hollow".Updated Date: 13 January 2020, 01:00