ERC continues in internal boiling after the failure of 12M. The party has announced that Oriol Junqueras will abandon, for a few months, the presidency of the party, at least until the congress that has been agreed to be held on November 30. Junqueras will leave office after the European elections on June 9 and has not announced for now whether he will run again in that new congress.

It was not the only news this Wednesday night: through “We do not want to reproduce either messianic leadership or political elites,” reads the message written by Rovira, who has also rejected “making use of emotional populism.”

As reported by the party in a statement, Junqueras informed the party Executive this Wednesday that after the European elections he will leave the presidency of ERC “to open a process of reflection and active listening before deciding his future.” The announcement came after Junqueras himself informed by letter this Tuesday that he wanted to continue in office.

The developments in ERC have occurred after a meeting of more than four hours of the Training Executive. In addition to Junqueras and Rovira (from Switzerland), the acting president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, acting councilors such as Joan Ignasi Elena, Carles Campuzano, Ester Capella, Meritxell Serret and Tània Vergeo, the former president of the Carme Parliament, have participated in the meeting Forcadell, among other charges.

The ERC debacle of 12M thus continues to take charge after on Monday the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, announced that he was leaving politics. In addition to the announcement by Junqueras and Rovira, the ERC Executive, meeting for more than four hours this Wednesday, has agreed to hold a national congress on November 30 “to think about the future of the country and the party.”

Junqueras and Rovira had led the party since 2011, when they assumed the helm of a historic formation in crisis, with its worst results after the tripartite government. Both maintained command even when they suffered the criminal consequences of the process: Junqueras remained in the presidency during the four years he spent in prison, and Rovira also remained in office from Switzerland, a country in which he has remained since 2018 and from which he has not yet returned. returned waiting for the approval of the amnesty.

With him, ERC grew to its historical highs, won the general and municipal elections in 2019 and achieved the milestone of returning to the presidency of the Generalitat in 2021, winning its contest with Junts to lead the independence movement. But since then, ERC has experienced a downward cycle that has resulted in resounding setbacks in the last electoral cycle. The bad results of 12M (ERC lost 13 deputies) were the final straw.

“I have been in office for more than 12 years and I think it is time for a change, due to democratic radicalism,” said Rovira in his farewell letter, in which he expressed his conviction that the formation “needs changes” since the poor results of ERC. of the general and municipal passes.

“ERC must update the political strategy to once again innovate, stretch and mark a new milestone on the path of national liberation and social progress in Catalonia,” continued Rovira, who has called on the party to “recover its pioneering leadership,” in a veiled message to Junqueras.

In the absence of knowing whether Junqueras wants to run for reelection in the November congress, the plan drawn up by the current outgoing leadership involves a transition in November after the congress, but a departure of its current leaders in June, just when ERC must decide. if it facilitates an investiture of Salvador Illa or places the Catalan legislature in a blockade that precipitates a repeat election in October.


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