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The PP launches to reclaim the Valencian Community, Balearic Islands and other fiefdoms, fueled by the Feijóo Effect and the success of 19J

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‘Génova’ asks its territories to look for the best ones for the municipal ones and does not exclude that Sánchez can unite them with the general ones


The national leadership of the PP, led by Alberto Núñez Feijóo, is aware that it is experiencing a moment of “enormous inner illusion” after the “historic” victory in the Andalusian elections on Sunday and wants to use this momentum to activate the electoral machinery with A look at the regional and local elections in May 2023.

Although there are eleven months left until that election date, “Genoa” already has a number of places, marked as priorities with a red dot, where the party can regain power, such as the Autonomous Community of Valencia, the Balearic Islands and even Castilla-La Mancha, party leadership sources have told Europa Press.

The “popular population” believes it is feasible for the President of the PPCV, Carlos Mazón, to retake the Valencian Generalitat – the polls also point in this direction with the addition of Vox – and remove from power what he considers “weakened” Ximo Puig the case that has affected his former Vice President Mónica Oltra. Her spokeswoman on the city council, María José Catalá, sees other possibilities, which she sees shortly before regaining the municipal staff.

In the same way, they see options for government in the Balearics through the leader of the Balearic party, Marga Prohens. So far, the alliance of PP and Vox has been practically linked to the Socialist Party, Podemos and Més, who form Francina Armengol’s executive, but they are convinced that the “Feijóo effect” and the victory of Andalusia have given the PP a boost.

Some PP sources even extend the optimism to other fiefdoms such as Castile-La Mancha, a place complicated by the push of socialist Emiliano García-Page and which has always been governed by the PSOE, except for the 2011-2015 legislature, the María Dolores ruled by Cospedal.

In the case of Aragon, the PP is seen as the winning party, but “popular” sources concede that the government may end up leaning on a pact like the one that brought socialist Javier Lambán to the executive in 2019. In this autonomy, the “People’s Party” They will have to decide whether the President of the Aragonese PP, Jorge Azcón, remains as a candidate for the mayoralty of Zaragoza or makes the leap into the community.


After the elections in Andalusia, euphoria and optimism spread among the ranks of the PP and they are convinced that this victory can be carried over to other places in Spain. “There is a drag effect for the entire PP and with this push we will increase support in all communities,” summarizes a party leader.

In contrast, the “citizens of the people” emphasize that the PSOE is “going downhill” and that the prospects for the autumn are no better, as the indicators point to a deterioration in the economic situation. In addition, Vox are no longer too concerned about “popular” positions because they believe that the “slowdown” they have suffered in Andalusia has “decapitalized” the party, add the sources consulted.

In the case of Ciudadanos in ‘Génova’, they consider it totally “paid off” and have no interest in signing positions from that party, as Pablo Casado’s PP did at the time. Of course, they won’t mind if one of their local mayors decides to onboard an Orange Party leader who joins the project and add training sources.

For the time being, “Génova” has asked its organizations to start creating lists looking for the best profiles to govern in each square and will give them the freedom to run candidacies and campaign for elections, aware that that the provincial and regional positions are their own is what his territory knows best.

Disagreement over the date of the generals

If opinions agree that the PSOE has started to tumble, there is disagreement over the date when Pedro Sánchez can call general elections. Some PP officials are taking it for granted that the chief executive will merge the general election with local elections to exploit the “drag effect” that mayors have in each area.

In fact, this is a thesis that the PP’s national leadership does not rule out either, and that is why the party has begun to oil its electoral machinery in view of the possibility that Sánchez will opt for an election “super Sunday”. “We must be prepared for any scenario, because Sánchez will call the general election when it best suits his interests,” summarizes a “popular” position.

However, other members of the PP rule out that Sánchez will unite municipal and general councils, claiming that the territorial “barons” would prevent him from doing so because the prime minister himself “remains” them. Other sources of the formation point out that since Sánchez is “in free fall,” he will exhaust the legislature and bet on taking “all the photos” in the Spanish EU presidency that will later help him make the jump make the international leap, who are looking forward to their professional future.

Source europapress.es

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