It is clear that the elections have left the current government of Convergència i Unió in a much weaker position than the one they had in the previous legislature. With fifty seats it is necessary to make pacts with other political forces in order to continue governing the country.
This is an exceptional situation. On one hand, CiU has committed itself to carrying out a process that will lead to a consultation on the decision to create a Catalan state. At the same time, it is urgent that some very painful budgets get passed, budgets that include a reduction in spending of more than 4 billion euros that is coupled with a poor outlook for a reactivation of the economy. These are difficult times.
Considering the situation it is clear that a pact -either in the Catalan government or the parliament- is necessary. If this does not happen, in addition to creating an extremely delicate situation within Catalonia, the image we would be projecting would be detrimental to future negotiations with a central government that now sees itself much stronger than a mere few weeks ago.