02-01-2021 | Cs
The candidate of Cs presents the proposals in culture, such as 'a cultural bonus of € 300 for young people or increase the budget of the Department to 2% of GDP'
"There is only one way to frustrate the tripartite plans of Sánchez and Illa, and that is for the Catalans to fill the ballot boxes with orange votes." This was said by the head of the opposition and Citizen (Cs) candidate for the presidency of the Generalitat, Carlos Carrizosa, in an act on the orange proposals in the field of culture * together with the Minister of Culture of the Community of Madrid, Marta Rivera, and the number 2 candidate for Barcelona, Anna Grau. Carrizosa has pointed out that "you have to have enough votes so that the PSC cannot elect a new tripartite" because "Catalonia has two paths, either that of separatist or tripartite governments or a constitutionalist government."
Carrizosa has remarked that despite the fact that the socialist candidate, Salvador Illa, "tries to deny or evade it, it is evident that the tripartite has been rigged since the General State Budgets were negotiated", where the PSOE "preferred to opt for Bildu and ERC" instead of constitutional parties. In terms of culture, the orange candidate explained that the proposals of Cs if he comes to govern are, among other things, "a cultural bonus of € 300 for young people to spend on exhibitions, museums or plays" and also "Increase the budget of the Department of Culture to 2% of GDP" from the current 0.7%.
On the other hand, the candidate number 2 of Cs for Barcelona, Anna Grau, has lamented that "the last councilors of culture in Catalonia have gone against Catalan culture" by excluding that culture that was not exclusively in Catalan, and has noted that "at Cs we want to promote all forms of culture without excluding anyone because there is no excess." He has also proposed that Sant Jordi be the authentic Diada de Catalunya, instead of the current September 11. Finally, the Minister of Culture of the Community of Madrid, Marta Rivera, regretted that “universal Catalan authors” have been excluded from being awarded for not writing in Catalan. "We must guarantee the visibility of Catalan writers, both those who write in Catalan and those who do not," he declared.