The leadership of Esquerra met yesterday afternoon to appoint its general secretary, Marta Rovira, as coordinator of the negotiations for the constitution of the new Parliament and the subsequent ones relating to a possible investiture.

Likewise, the top of the Republicans has agreed that it will be militancy that validates the position on the election of a new president of the Generalitat through electronic consultation. So, the bases will come into play at the end of the negotiation process that ERC could have, either with the PSC or with Junts, on a possible investiture, and they will have in their hands to ratify the decision of the leadership of the republican formation.

The party’s executive, after four turbulent days and a lot of noise, with announcements of future resignations included, has also been urged to focus on the campaign for the European elections on June 9.

Rovira is once again at the forefront of negotiations. She has been a regular in decision-making and in conversations, despite the fact that she has resided in Switzerland since March 2018, when she was claimed by the investigating judge of the Supreme Court Pablo Llarena for rebellion, a crime that fell from Penal Code after the negotiation between the PSOE and ERC. Despite this, the National Court is now claiming her for an alleged crime of terrorism in the case opened to Democratic Tsunami for the post-sentence protests of 1-O.

This new meeting took place on the same day that the deputy councilor of the Generalitat, Sergi Sabrià, announced that he will leave politics when a new government is formed. He will follow the line of future resignations marked by Aragonès and Rovira. “As Marta and Pere have said in the last few days, it is time for new faces and new ideas, to make way for new leadership”, assures Sabrià in a letter that he made public in the morning, before emphasizing that ” a step to the side convinced and confident” that ERC “has a new generation ready to take over that has been passing from hand to hand for 93 years with the goal of freedom”.

Sabrià’s decision is logical, if you consider that he is the right-hand man in the Government of the President of the Generalitat. The vice-counselor follows in the footsteps of Aragonès, with the only difference that the former currently does not hold any organic position at ERC.

Pere Aragonès, Marta Rovira and Sergi Sabrià follow a pattern. It is not that of Oriol Junqueras. The Republican president will step down after the European elections on June 9, but is ready to fight for re-election to lead the party again.

Sabrià, in June 2021, was appointed director of the Strategy and Communication Office of the Presidency of the Generalitat. In January 2024, he also became deputy advisor for Strategy and Communication.