The “winner” last 21 December is actually the center-right pro Spain-unity Ciutadans headed up in the region by Ines Arrimadas. She would now be gearing up for presidential investiture if not for the fact that there’s no way she could be elected over and above whoever the separatist deputies choose to vote for from their parliamentary seats. Not even if she’s able to form a miraculous coalition of ALL the non-secessionists who will still be minority to the secessionists’ absolute majority.
Listening to Catalan congresswoman Anna Gabriel, one gets a sense of déjà vu. Isn’t what she wants to do with children today what the hippies across America and other parts of the world tried to do in communes when she herself was just a baby in Sallent de Llobregat? As the hippie van says on its rear bumper, “flashbacks happen”