The electoral headquarters of the parties are in municipal mode since before summer. The beginning of the course has intensified the orders to demographic companies. And in almost all Barcelona is the epicenter of their concerns. It is more than she knew that a substantial part of Yolanda Díaz’s project revolves around the need for Ada Colau to repeat as mayor of Barcelona, winning the elections or not. In the PSOE they paint coarse. There is no real possibility on the horizon of recovering any mayor or important autonomous community, rather the opposite. A victory in the PP storm in the municipal elections would be practically unstoppable for Feijóo’s arrival at Moncloa. So that in Ferraz and in Sánchez’s entourage they have set their sights on Barcelona given the good expectations of the PSC both in the capital and in Catalonia as a whole. The temptation to intervene in the appointment of the candidates is real and those of Salvador Illa must not make a move to prevent Sánchez’s advisers from trying to act with a vision of Barcelona and Catalonia in the 1980s. Illa is the only territorial baron who has done his homework and has recovered the Ciudadanos vote that in the rest of Spain has gone to the PP after leaving the PSOE. And doing your homework gives you the right to decide. Barcelona’s candidacy cannot be a bargaining chip.
Also in the battle of Junts, Barcelona plays a key role. The activist soul has lost its place with the Artadi march, and Turull has the opportunity to explain with facts the party he wants if he recovers Xavier Trias as a candidate. But, to achieve this, he has to definitively lose his fear of Borràs, as the majority of the party asks of him. And that happens by letting Trias do and not placing him on the guardians of orthodoxy list.
What happens in Barcelona can mark the course of Catalonia in the coming years. in the offices, Trias’s arrival has dispelled the temptation to give resources to other experiments to confront Colau. And the idea of a government of the PSC and Junts, or vice versa, takes shape in many gatherings. But, for this, both formations must do their homework and have candidates who can agree between them. Meanwhile, Esquerra is still distracted.