Puig’s so­lu­tion to Cata­lan cri­sis

Va­len­cia pres­i­dent says a fed­eral state is needed

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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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