Barcelona (EFE).- The representative of the Government in Catalonia, Maria Eugènia Gay, will be the number two candidate of the PSC for the mayorship of Barcelona, Jaume Collboni, in the municipal elections next May.
Gay (Barcelona, 1975) will thus do an electoral tandem with the mayor of the PSC in Barcelona, who a few weeks ago left his position in the city council to focus on preparing the campaign.
Daughter of the former vice president of the Constitutional Court Eugeni Gay, Maria Eugènia Gay was dean of the Barcelona Bar Association between 2017 and 2022, as well as vice president of the General Council of Spanish Lawyers (CGAE) and president of the mediation commission of the Féderation des Barreaux d’Europe (FBE).
Since January 2022, she has been the Government delegate in Catalonia, a position in which she has lived through the stage of dialogue between the Executive of Pedro Sánchez and the Generalitat led by Pere Aragonès.
At a press conference, the Government delegate in Catalonia has vindicated this Tuesday the “dialogue” as a political tool, in the face of the “confrontation that he wants to lead” by the mayor of JxCat in Barcelona, Xavier Trias.
Gay has offered to put her experience at the service of the city and work for all Barcelonans without “leaving no one behind” and has explained that she will maintain her functions as a Government delegate until the legal limit allows, once the candidacies during the electoral period.
After the last twelve years “without direction and without coherence” in the city council, according to Gay, many Barcelonans are “disenchanted” and ask to “overcome this stage” recovering “the illusion, hope and drive” and claiming “dialogue, coexistence and social peace.
For this, he considers that it is not necessary to “allow old experiences, expired disruptive formulas to return”, alluding to the candidacies headed by Xavier Trias and Ada Colau, who, in his opinion, “feed back and need each other”.
“Without Trias there would be no Colau, and without Colau there would be no Trias”, summarized Gay, who has opted to consolidate Barcelona as a “city of dialogue and understanding”.
According to Gay, “Barcelona cannot be the city of confrontation that the independence movement of Trias wants to lead, which heads the most unstable and radical party at the moment” on the Catalan political scene.