Puig’s solution to Catalan crisis
Valencia president says a federal state is needed
By Dave Jones XIMO Puig used his Valencia Day speech on Monday to call for a new federal-style state to resolve the crisis in Cataluña.
The president of the Valencia region urged the presidents of all the regions of Spain to come together to forge a new national pact for the country.
This would be based on a ‘new federal model’ which ‘once and for all’ would recognise the individuality of the regions – and at the same time guarantee equality of residents wherever they live in Spain.
Sr Puig recognised that the country is currently living its most serious crisis in recent history. The only way to resolve this is ‘to recover the spirit of dialogue’ which saw the so-called Moncloa pacts signed in Madrid in 1977 as Spain emerged from nearly 40 years of fascist dictatorship.
He called for ‘a process of reform, which should not be seen as a gesture of weakness’ but as a desire to forge a new project for Spain.
Sr Puig said the Valencian people wanted to form part of a shared project based on fairness and solidarity.
Today more than ever, this date represents the values of being united from a position of diversity,” he said, referring to October 9.
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