Leaders of the regional parties in Catalonia are to begin discussions today over the formation of a coalition government, following on from Sunday’s inconclusive regional election.
Separatist party the ERC is understood to be engaging in initial discussions with the CUP over forming policy agreements. The party is then expected to open negotiations with JxCat.
Meanwhile PSC leader Salvador Illa said in a press conference yesterday that he does not think a coalition of independence parties will come to power due to their differing approaches on how to resolve the issued caused by the disputed independence referendum and declaration of independence.
He also confirmed he would be standing for investiture after his party gained the most votes in the ballot – but failed to gain a parliamentary majority.
Meanwhile senior members of centre-right party Ciudadanos have called for the resignation of the party leader Inés Arrimadas following on from the collapse in support for the party in the election.
A number of high profile members of the party have called for the leadership of the party to stand down, stating that the electorate is not in favour of the party’s policies.
In a statement issued yesterday, Ms. Arrimadas said she had no intention of leaving her post.