Salvador Illa

Salvador Illa i Roca. Spanish health minister under the Pedro Sánchez government 2020-.
Secretary for organization of the Catalan Socalists since 2016. Previously, Illa served as mayor of La Roca de Vallès from 1995 to 2005.

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Salvador Illa's rocky road

Salvador Illa's rocky road

José Antich

Thursday, 16 of may of 2024 - 17:36

Illa wins comfortably, with the presidency still up in the air

Illa wins comfortably, with the presidency still up in the air

José Antich

Monday, 13 of may of 2024 - 10:36

Salvador Illa, clear winner of the Catalan election, as the independentist bloc falls short

Salvador Illa, clear winner of the Catalan election, as the independentist bloc falls short

Illa's Catalan Socialists prevail in the election and could govern through a leftist alliance with ERC and Comuns-Sumar

Pedro Ruiz

Sunday, 12 of may of 2024 - 23:22

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Puigdemont rejects Sabadell takeover bid: "A strong response is needed, with law and justice"

Puigdemont rejects Sabadell takeover bid: "A strong response is needed, with law and justice"

Unanimous opposition to the bank takeover bid is shown by leading Catalan parties as Aragonès and Illa also reject the move

Marta Lasalas / El Nacional

Thursday, 9 of may of 2024 - 21:30

The prohibited Catalan election poll from 'Diari d'Andorra': third survey

The prohibited Catalan election poll from 'Diari d'Andorra': third survey

'Diari d'Andorra' is updating its electoral tracking survey daily until Saturday, the day before Catalans vote

El Nacional

Thursday, 9 of may of 2024 - 20:21

Former CDC ministers Sàmper and Vila sign a manifesto in support of Salvador Illa

Former CDC ministers Sàmper and Vila sign a manifesto in support of Salvador Illa

Miquel Sàmper and Santi Vila join the SI platform, a group supporting Salvador Illa's candidacy in the Catalan election

Pedro Ruiz

Thursday, 9 of may of 2024 - 01:09

Key points from the final survey before the polling blackout

Key points from the final survey before the polling blackout

José Antich

Tuesday, 7 of may of 2024 - 17:39

El Nacional Poll: Puigdemont gaining ground on Illa in last survey before May12th

El Nacional Poll: Puigdemont gaining ground on Illa in last survey before May12th

The Feedback poll completed this Monday shows that Junts are catching up while the Socialists are static

David González

Monday, 6 of may of 2024 - 23:22

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Puigdemont responds clearly to the Catalan Socialists: "We won't make a deal with Illa"

Puigdemont responds clearly to the Catalan Socialists: "We won't make a deal with Illa"

Puigdemont says that if no-one has an absolute majority after Catalonia's May 12th vote, Junts will be best placed to govern

Marta Lasalas

Thursday, 2 of may of 2024 - 19:52

Salvador Illa shows himself ready to discuss forming a Catalan government with Puigdemont

Salvador Illa shows himself ready to discuss forming a Catalan government with Puigdemont

The Socialist candidate affirms that talks with Junts will depend on whether they continue to commit to independence

Nura Portella

Thursday, 2 of may of 2024 - 18:33

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Illa situates himself as a counter to independentism and the right: "We are problem solvers"

Illa situates himself as a counter to independentism and the right: "We are problem solvers"

Catalan Socialist candidate rails against the right and the independence movement and positions the PSC as a "problem solver"

Pedro Ruiz

Friday, 26 of april of 2024 - 22:14

Take note: the election is about Catalonia

Take note: the election is about Catalonia

José Antich

Friday, 26 of april of 2024 - 17:54

El Nacional Poll: Catalan campaign begins with Illa leading and Puigdemont distanced from Aragonès

El Nacional Poll: Catalan campaign begins with Illa leading and Puigdemont distanced from Aragonès

Feedback survey for El Nacional predicts the PSC as largest party in Catalonia's May 12th election, ahead of Junts and ERC

David González

Thursday, 25 of april of 2024 - 22:48

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Salvador Illa says that he spoke to Koldo, but the ministry didn't accept his face masks offer

Salvador Illa says that he spoke to Koldo, but the ministry didn't accept his face masks offer

Former Spanish health minister regrets that the pandemic "brought out the best in society and the worst in a few people"

Martí Odriozola i Marcé

Monday, 22 of april of 2024 - 21:10

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Carles Puigdemont: "If Illa does a Collboni, you know what the consequences are for Pedro Sánchez"

Carles Puigdemont: "If Illa does a Collboni, you know what the consequences are for Pedro Sánchez"

In part two of our interview, the Junts candidate rules out negotiations with Illa after 12-M: "He'll know what he has to do"

Marta Lasalas

Friday, 19 of april of 2024 - 01:46

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Aragonès gives warning on Illa's trilingual schools proposal: "That is the Ciudadanos recipe"

Aragonès gives warning on Illa's trilingual schools proposal: "That is the Ciudadanos recipe"

ERC candidate asserts that he is the president who "always defends the language", in contrast to the Socialist leader

Nura Portella

Wednesday, 17 of april of 2024 - 19:26

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Junts responds to Catalan Socialist proposals: "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"

Junts responds to Catalan Socialist proposals: "The road to hell is paved with good intentions"

The general secretary of Junts, Jordi Turull, says that the PSC proposals announced by Salvador Illa have "zero credibility"

Friday, 12 of april of 2024 - 23:22

Illa unfolds his road map: audit of public services, more self-government and a tax consortium

Illa unfolds his road map: audit of public services, more self-government and a tax consortium

Catalan Socialist leader Salvador Illa outlines the model he wants to implement if elected president on May 12th

Friday, 12 of april of 2024 - 22:52

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The PSC attacks Puigdemont: "Catalonia has already overcome personalist logics"

The PSC attacks Puigdemont: "Catalonia has already overcome personalist logics"

The Catalan Socialists criticize Puigdemont's project and stress the need to "get past the lost decade" of independentism

Pedro Ruiz

Tuesday, 9 of april of 2024 - 19:44

Salvador Illa rejects Aragonès's proposal for a PSC-ERC-Junts election debate outside Catalonia

Salvador Illa rejects Aragonès's proposal for a PSC-ERC-Junts election debate outside Catalonia

PSC rejects Pere Aragonès's idea of going outside Catalonia to make possible a debate between him, Illa and Puigdemont

Pedro Ruiz

Friday, 5 of april of 2024 - 20:33

ERC and Junts now demand explanations from Salvador Illa for Koldo case

ERC and Junts now demand explanations from Salvador Illa for Koldo case

ERC notes that Illa was health minister during the pandemic, "when there was not enough control and people got rich"

Abel Degà

Wednesday, 20 of march of 2024 - 22:39

Catalonia, gestures and customs of a different politics

Catalonia, gestures and customs of a different politics

José Antich

Monday, 18 of march of 2024 - 17:06

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PSC leader Illa celebrates early election: "Catalonia needs a president, not a candidate"

PSC leader Illa celebrates early election: "Catalonia needs a president, not a candidate"

Catalan Socialist leader assures that both he and his party are ready for the May 12th election call

Nura Portella

Wednesday, 13 of march of 2024 - 19:57

Key Socialist voices at Barcelona event show support for investiture with pro-independence parties

Key Socialist voices at Barcelona event show support for investiture with pro-independence parties

Ex-PM Zapatero appeals for loyalty within the parties while the PSC's Illa warns of the dangers of only thinking short-term

Marta Lasalas

Friday, 27 of october of 2023 - 15:21

Catalans don't trust their politicians

Catalans don't trust their politicians

José Antich

Thursday, 6 of april of 2023 - 15:06

Forceps-birth budget

Forceps-birth budget

José Antich

Thursday, 2 of february of 2023 - 18:01

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Pere Aragonès gives way to PSC over B-40 highway in bid to pass the Catalan budget

Pere Aragonès gives way to PSC over B-40 highway in bid to pass the Catalan budget

Despite ERC's gesture, the Socialists note that there are still "issues" that remain in the air

Nicolas Tomás

Thursday, 26 of january of 2023 - 19:55

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Aragonès brings in unions and employers as Catalan budget tussle with PSC goes on

Aragonès brings in unions and employers as Catalan budget tussle with PSC goes on

Catalan government turns pressure back on PSC while economic agents call on the executive and parties to get their job done

Marta Lasalas

Monday, 23 of january of 2023 - 21:58

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ERC accuses PSC of "blackmail" as Catalan budget stalemate drags on

ERC accuses PSC of "blackmail" as Catalan budget stalemate drags on

Socialist leader Illa counters by doubting ERC's will to reach an agreement: "Negotiation means everyone giving way"

Nicolas Tomás / Judit Pellicer

Monday, 16 of january of 2023 - 18:46

Poll: PSC to win a Catalan election with the pro-independence bloc losing ground

Poll: PSC to win a Catalan election with the pro-independence bloc losing ground

Illa rises, Aragonès stays put and Junts falls, according to the Feedback poll for El Nacional

David González

Monday, 23 of may of 2022 - 19:34

All the power for Illa

All the power for Illa

José Antich

Monday, 20 of december of 2021 - 17:36

Catalan Socialist leader Illa: "There'll be no referendum in 2030, or even 2040"

Catalan Socialist leader Illa: "There'll be no referendum in 2030, or even 2040"

Lluís Bou

Thursday, 2 of september of 2021 - 21:31

Iceta hands over the leadership of PSC to Salvador Illa

Iceta hands over the leadership of PSC to Salvador Illa

José Antich

Monday, 23 of august of 2021 - 17:37

Salvador Illa accepts that Catalan government's Court of Accounts fund is legal

Salvador Illa accepts that Catalan government's Court of Accounts fund is legal

Judit Pellicer

Tuesday, 13 of july of 2021 - 19:12

Partners in Madrid, divided over Aragonès: the Socialist veto vs Comuns' seduction

Partners in Madrid, divided over Aragonès: the Socialist veto vs Comuns' seduction

Marc González

Thursday, 13 of may of 2021 - 21:58

Green shoots

Green shoots

José Antich

Wednesday, 31 of march of 2021 - 17:08

The CUP, the go-between

The CUP, the go-between

José Antich

Thursday, 18 of march of 2021 - 17:31

The cost to Pedro Sánchez of the failure of Operation Illa

The cost to Pedro Sánchez of the failure of Operation Illa

Nicolas Tomás

Monday, 15 of february of 2021 - 21:58

Independence bloc wins in Catalan vote with ERC able to lead, as Socialists fall short

Independence bloc wins in Catalan vote with ERC able to lead, as Socialists fall short

David González

Monday, 15 of february of 2021 - 01:39

Salvador Illa denies being vaccinated, after his refusal to take Covid-19 test

Salvador Illa denies being vaccinated, after his refusal to take Covid-19 test

Nicolas Tomás

Thursday, 11 of february of 2021 - 19:55