PALMA, 9 Oct. - MÉS per Mallorca, a left-wing political party, will announce whether it supports the candidacy of Albert Salas as director general of IB3, a public radio and television broadcaster, based on the response given by the President of the Balearic Government, Marga Prohens, to a question in the parliamentary session about the model of the public entity.
This was stated by Lluís Apesteguia, the spokesperson for MÉS in the Parliament, during a press conference held on Monday to expose the positions of the ecosoberanists in the parliamentary session on Tuesday.
MÉS originally planned to address the issue of gender segregation in classrooms with their question to Prohens. However, they modified it on Monday after statements made by the Councillor of the Presidency and Public Administrations, Antònia Maria Estarellas, regarding IB3. Specifically, in an interview, the councillor stated that she "did not believe that IB3 had any obstacle to programming content in Spanish."
On the same Tuesday, the candidacy of Salas will be voted on. However, before that, Apesteguia will consult with the President of the Government about the model proposed for IB3 and whether she agrees to change the legislation to introduce content in Spanish.
"MÉS met with the candidate to discuss his model, and Salas explained a comprehensive approach, which has been contradicted by Estarellas. The candidate stated that Catalan would continue to be the main language used by IB3, but the councillor opened the door to introducing Spanish, in an audiovisual landscape heavily dominated by Spanish," Apesteguia argued.
The question registered by MÉS asks the Government if it intends to "respect the project" of Salas.