JackFrost wrote:While they don't consider those elections as legitimate because only the Catalan president has the power to dissolve parliament and call elections as per statute, they've agreed to take part to re-elect the pro-independence majority, to fight the 155, and to show Madrid that elections aren't going to be the solution to bring Catalonia fully back in its place. And it might work well for sovereignists as a recent poll shows that the JxSí and CUP seem to be on path of holding onto its parliamentary majority.
That's the official Generalitat line, but I agree with Luís that it doesn't make much sense. Here's what I think is happening:
1. Part of PDeCat doesn't want independence at all (like Santi Vila
2. They don't have the full support of the Mossos
3. Puigdemont was going to declare autonomous elections to save his own skin, but he decided against it when he saw a) Spain was still going to arrest him and b) a large part of his electorate saw this as a betrayal. It's much easier to just accept the elections called by Spain.
4. They didn't expect activists to protect the voting locations on the 1st of October; they thought it would just be another bargaining chip but it turned out to be wildly successful. They also don't want massive civil disobedience to take control of the territory because they value stability.
And if you don't agree with that, tell me: where are the famous estructures d'Estat
? Who controls the territory (has the new "Republic" even tried to control anything?)? Which flag is still flying over the Palau de la Generalitat? What are the Mossos doing?
Luís wrote:And then what? They'll declare independence again?
The PP has already said that if the independentists win the December elections they'll just apply 155 again.