Barcelona (EFE) Vox in the town hall of the Catalan capital.
Maragall has starred this Tuesday in the cycle of press conferences, open to the media, organized by the EFE Agency with the main candidates for Barcelona mayor.
Given the significant number of possible undecided voters or abstentionists predicted by the polls, Maragall has claimed that there be a high turnout on Sunday, since “it could end up being decisive to prevent Vox from entering the consistory.”
“I make a direct appeal: Barcelonans, do not allow Vox to enter the city council,” said the Republican candidate, who has warned that if the far-right formation enters the consistory it could pose “a real risk to the city”.
Alert of Vox’s “authoritarianism”
The citizens of Barcelona, he added, must “demonstrate” that “it does not allow a formation that “wants to impose authoritarianism, tension, a return to ancient times” or the normalization of “anti-democratic positions around racism or gender issues” to obtain representation. ”.
The formula to prevent Vox from obtaining councilors for the first time in the city council, according to Maragall, involves concentrating this massive participation in the Republicans: “Voting for ERC and Maragall is preventing Vox from entering the city council. Not only to prevent artificial sums from Vox, but out of respect for ourselves, the victims of Francoism and to avoid future risks.
Asked if he thinks that the other candidates, especially Xavier Trias (JxCat) and Jaume Collboni (PSC), should make it clear that they will not accept Vox’s support to be mayors, in the event that this formation achieves councillors, Maragall has suggested: ” Do you really need to ask someone for that?
“I prefer not to consider it and think that it would not occur in any case”, the candidate pointed out, although he has suggested that “it is part of the possibilities that such a scenario ends up happening”, especially with the precedent of 2019, he regretted, when “Collboni and Ada Colau agreed to vote with Manuel Valls”.
In addition, he has criticized that Trias and Collboni “are interested” in a low turnout, in an “interested calculation” for their respective candidacies that, as a side effect, could favor Vox, he has insisted.
The Maragall (ERC) entry calls for massive participation to prevent Vox from entering the town hall was first published in EFE Noticias.