The leader of the group is an ex-national-councillor of Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya [Democratic Convergence Party of Catalonia]Joan Fonollosa, ex-national-councillor of Convergència Democràtica de Catalunya [Democratic Convergence Party of Catalonia] (CDC) has decided to join Reagrupament [Regrouping], and even present his candidacy for the executive council, at the National Assembly on Saturday. Various members of this sector of CDC, named "Democratic Conferences of Catalunya" and born on September 11th last year, decided to follow Fonollosa's footsteps and also join Reagrupament. The principal goal of the sector is to push for the independence of Catalonia in the European Union from within the CDC; Fonollosa considered CDC "Catalonia's most powerful political tool" for achieving that goal, but now his perception has changed (read it on his blog) and in the meeting that was held September 27, he noted that CDC "has not made any appreciable progress in the sense of working in an effective way toward liberty for Catalonia".
They denounce the "passive attitude of the CDC toward the democratic referendum celebrated with popular support in Arenys de Munt and that will be followed by other towns all over Catalonia". In addition, they also recognize "the disillusionment with the attitude of CDC's direction at the same time as it was becoming more and more clear that faith in CDC was misplaced and that it made more sense to go with Reagrupament".
Following the same line as the independentist ideal, Fonollosa now opts for Reagrupament and hopes to be one of the 18 who will form the executive committee that will be configured this Saturday.
Originally published by Racó Català on 29/sep/09 at 15:00h