The results of the elections in Catalonia showed that the number of supporters of independence of the region has not declined, so Spain have to go with them to the dialogue. This opinion was expressed by political analyst Vitaly Portnikov in Facebook.
«The party campaigning for the independence of Catalonia, has retained a majority in the regional Parliament after the announcement of the Madrid of early elections. For these parties voted 71% of the electorate compared to 28% favoured keeping Catalonia part of Spain. But in this distribution there is a significant change – triumph of the radicals,» he said.
The journalist said that the main party in camp of supporters of independence have left the Republicans, the leaders of which Madrid holds in the conclusion.
«The main party in the camp of the minority were the populists, who demanded that Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy decisive action. By the way, the people’s party Rajoy, disappears from the political scene of Catalonia: in the new Parliament she will not and 7 seats. For conservatives, this is the beginning of the end, that warned Rajoy and his associates: the elections will not end, but the beginning of the crisis, because legalized the number of supporters of independence – after the so-called referendum,» – said Portnikov.
He added that the number was persuasive.
«Unlike many observers, who will now talk about the deadlock, I am much more optimistic. The Catalans voted. Saw it Spain. Saw it Europe. It saw the world. To ignore it is really stalled: the number of supporters of an independent Catalonia will not be reduced, and their mood – only to be radicalized,» warned the journalist.
According to Portnikov, Spain need to go on the path of dialogue and to be held in Catalonia «honest legal referendum» and to respect its results.
«The Catalans should not become enemies of the Spaniards, the Spaniards should feel even in an independent Catalonia at home. And the European Union should not distance itself from the Catalan crisis, and to find the tools to resolve it», – he concluded.
Portnikov: the Number of supporters of independence of Catalonia has not diminished, and their mood became radicalized 22.12.2017