The national and Valencian elections are over and of course there were more important issues than only separatism and language coercion. This blog, however, deals mainly with these issues. That's why we don't express ourselves here for or against any non-extremist party.
From this point of view, it is positive that the separatists in Catalonia have lost almost 400,000 votes. While on 21 December 2017 they still had 2 million votes, they now received only 1.6 million albeit an increased number of voters. .
The question of separatism did not play a decisive role in the Valencian elections, despite many supporters of the imperial „paisos catalans“ in the current Valencian government. Their main forces (Compromís and their right-wing allies Bloc Nacionalista Valenciá) have also lost a lot of votes.
Can we now breathe a sigh of relief in the fight against separatism and language coercion? I am afraid, not.
„Another 40 schools will start the next term in Valenciano without Spanish.“ titles Las Provincias on May, 3.
For the first time ever I get an appointment notification from Centro Salud only in Valenciano.
But as the pre-election questionnaire of the parties showed, all non-extremist parties from PP to Podemos had proposals as to what language the citizens and especially the children should use. Some want 40/40 Spanish/Valenciano. Others tell us Valenciano must be promoted at the expense of Spanish.
It is time to make it clear to all parties: Valencia is bilingual, not monolingual Valenciano. And give the parents the right to decide on the language in which their children are taught. We do not need your guardianship!