Last 3 Catalan Parliament Presidents to symbolically close pro-independence unitary list

Coach Pep Guardiola will be in 85th position of the Junts pel Sí (‘Together for the Yes’) list for Barcelona

11.08.2015 - 16:50
Actualització: 11.08.2015 - 18:50

The pro-independence cross-party list for the forthcoming 27 September Catalan elections, which will be transformed into a ‘de facto’ plebiscite on independence, will be symbolically closed by the last 3 Presidents of the Catalan Parliament and by the current Bayern Munich coach, Pep Guardiola. They will occupy the symbolic last 4 positions on the 85-name list for the Province of Barcelona, with one name for each of the 85 MPs aiming to be elected in this constituency, the main one of the 4 Catalan provinces. None of them stand a chance of being elected, as in order for one of them to earn a parliamentary seat citizens would have to vote almost exclusively for that particular candidate, which is very far from likely. However, their presence in the Junts pel Sí list (‘Together for the Yes’) is likely to be a magnet for attracting the support of a greater number of voters.

The candidature bring together the main civil society organisations supporting independence (Òmnium Cultural and the Catalan National Assembly), Catalonia’s two largest parties right now (Liberal CDC and Social-Democrat ERC) and some other smaller political forces such as the Christian Democrat party DC and the Socialist MES.

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