12-01-2021 | Cs
The candidate of Cs asks both Minister Illa and Councilor Vergés to ‘speak out and make a clear proposal’ on whether the elections should be held in Catalonia based on criteria
"Illa has to choose whether she wants to save lives or save the PSC because she cannot be a part-time minister." This has been said by the head of the opposition and candidate of Ciudadanos (Cs) for the presidency of the Generalitat, Carlos Carrizosa, when addressing the media after meeting with the Spanish Association of Shopping Centers. Carrizosa has pointed out that it is "incredible" that the minister of health, Salvador Illa, combines the position with being the socialist candidate for the Catalan elections and has asked "that he leave his position so that another person can manage the health of all Spaniards."
The orange candidate has pointed out that "Cs has distinguished itself throughout the pandemic by putting public health and the health of citizens" before any partisan interest and therefore has regretted that other parties such as the PSC or Junts "rule on whether it has whether or not there are elections based on party criteria ”. "We hope that Illa does not say anything out of interest because now it has a ministry closed for elections," he remarked and pointed out that "if the PSC was wrong in its electoral calculations by naming Illa as a candidate, it is only a problem for the socialists."
Carrizosa has asked that the health authorities decide whether it is convenient to hold the Catalan elections on February 14 and for this reason he has asked that both the Minister Illa and the Minister of Health, Alba Vergés, "speak out and make a clear proposal ”On whether they should be held according to sanitary criteria. "We ask for transparency from both the Ministry and the Ministry and that they stop freaking out," said the head of the opposition and lamented that "there is a partisan debate when it has to be a health debate." "People have the right to have their health looked at," he remarked and ended by noting that "the Government of Spain and the Generalitat have the responsibility to say whether or not it is advisable to hold the elections."