The PP in Barcelona, Daniel Sirera, has reiterated this afternoon his decision to vote for himself in the plenary session of the City Council and thus comply with the proposal he made in the electoral campaign: not to vote for a pro-independence mayor nor for Ada Colau. In a press conference at the party headquarters, Sirera has invited the socialist Jaume Collboni to say what he wants to be when he “grown up” by maintaining that he has demanded his support without offering anything in return. “We do not want to give a blank check so that after the general elections we find Colau as deputy mayor or the commons or Esquerra within the government,” he stated.
The popular has affirmed that the negotiation to designate a new mayor is a kind of “sudoku” from which he has drawn a definitive conclusion. “There is a broad consensus that Ada Colau and her family have to be out of the municipal government,” he pointed out. In this situation, he has maintained that Collboni only wants a change of seats with Ada Colau, to become he mayor and she deputy mayor. “He intends to do the same thing that he has done with Colau in the last eight years and the only thing that changes is to earn a little more salary,” he said.
The municipal elections have left in Barcelona a puzzle Deviled with this composition: Xavier Trias adds 11 councilors; Collboni, 10; the common ones, 9; ERC, five, PP, 4 and Vox, two. Trias will be mayor if there is no alternative mayor and everything indicates that this possibility is increasingly complex. ERC has already said that it will not vote for the socialist and its only hope, which now seems to have vanished, is that the PP vote for him. “If they guarantee me, perhaps before a notary”, joked the popular, “that Colau is not going to be in the City Hall, I can still sit down and talk to him.”
During his speech, Sirera has shown his astonishment that he can be accused of facilitating the mayoralty to Trias when the PSC is negotiating the government of the Barcelona Provincial Council or ERC, parliamentary partner in Congress, has agreed with Bildu to attend the lists of the Senate. After pointing out that they will not make any adhesion contract, the popular Sirera has urged Collboni to “wake up” and decide what he wants to do.
“If I could be mayor I wouldn’t even sleep. Beyond taking the measurements of the office, what has to be done is work a little. I know that it is difficult to create a municipal government in these conditions, but since the day of the elections I have not celebrated a holiday”. “Whoever wants something, something costs them”, he stated, noting that they will not make an “adhesion contract” under any circumstances. After affirming that he would almost prefer a socio-vergent government than a tripartite one – “Between scare or death I prefer scare” -, Sirera has indicated: “You cannot expect the PP to save soldier Collboni”.