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Vox has limited growth and is failing in its mission to condition the PP’s Andalusian government

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Vox failed this Sunday with its strategy of requiring the PP to be part of the Andalusian government when it only needs one of its votes, and although it has grown compared to 2018, it ended up ahead of Juan’s absolute majority Manuel banished Moreno to insignificance. This result will force him to reconsider his strategy to achieve his announced goal of reaching the Palacio de la Moncloa in the next electoral cycle.

With 98% of the votes counted, those of Santiago Abascal with Macarena Olona as candidate this Sunday reached a total of 14 deputies in the Andalusian Parliament (two more than in the previous elections), with a percentage of the vote of 13.45% compared to 10 .97% percent almost four years ago.

However, this result is far from their expectations, it is irrelevant for the formation of the government and it is also low compared to the November 2019 general elections, when Vox obtained 20.61% of the vote in Andalusia, over 15.2% nationally.

Santiago Abascal’s faced the Andalusian parliamentary elections amidst a climate of euphoria after managing to become part of their first autonomous government in Castilla y León. They already said that if the PP wanted their support, their entry into San Telmo was inevitable, and they even invented the idea of ​​being the ones leading by the number of votes.

“If anyone has doubts or fears, I encourage them not to vote for us, but to vote for the People’s Party. Whoever wants us to give away the votes votes for the PP,” said Abascal this week at a rally in El Ejijo ( Almería), opening the door to his supporters to choose the ballot for Juan Manuel Moreno.

At Vox, they were convinced that their acronyms alone were enough to mobilize their constituency and add a large number of votes from other parties. However, they accepted that it was necessary to take another step forward and put forward Macarena Olona as their candidate, one of their greatest strengths in the House of Representatives.

Olona had campaigned unofficially in Andalusia for months and his candidacy had not been spared controversy due to his registration with a party colleague in the Granada town of Salobreña, which was eventually confirmed by the Andalusian Electoral Committee.

In addition, the candidate has exploited the Andalusian references, comparing her team to the images of Julio Romero de Torres, although Vox has maintained its discourse against the State of Autonomies and Title VIII of the Constitution.

However, midway through the election campaign, after the first debate between the six candidates on RTVE, sentiment began to sour, although Vox continued to occupy seats at rallies attended by the party’s national leadership, and particularly Abascal itself.


It was in Andalusia that Vox achieved its first electoral success when it entered its parliament in the 2018 regional elections, five years after its creation. He got twelve seats, topping all polls, and his votes became crucial in the election of the PP government and the citizens.

The coalition led by Juan Manuel Moreno and that of Abascal then signed a 37-point investiture pact that included measures such as repealing the Historical Memory Act, protecting bullfighting, and giving parents the right to choose the educational model they wanted for their children or an examination of all Andalusian public bodies.

At the time, its share was 10.97 percent, but it has already started to stand out in provinces like Almería, where it reached 16.79 percent. In the municipality of El Ejido it was even the party with the most votes with 29.51% and in seven other Andalusian municipalities it took second place.

The result in Andalusia doubled less than a year later, in the November 2019 general election, when he garnered 20.61 percent of the vote in the municipality. It was also the second largest party in three provinces – Almería (26.93%), Huelva (21.22%) and Seville (18.16%) and the party with the most votes in twenty Andalusian municipalities.

This Sunday, Vox has returned to third place in all provinces, although it has grown slightly in all. In the iconic municipality of El Ejido, it has slipped to second place, down 1.75 points from 2018 and outperformed by the PP by 5,000 votes.


Throughout the campaign, Vox had avoided making election forecasts, although Abascal himself was the only one to express an expectation, assuring in a radio interview that his party was capable of winning 26 seats, the same as the PP won in 2018 and allowed to rule.

The speaker in Congress, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, was more conservative and predicted that Vox would be the party that would grow the most in these elections, which also did not materialize as their growth was far below that of the PP.

This Sunday, Abascal recognized in front of his supporters that the result achieved does not correspond to the “ambition” with which they presented themselves in the elections, but he called it a “success” for the “complete defeat” of socialism. “These are good results for Spain, these are good results for Vox,” he said in a “patriotic” tone.


Olona informed the Congress of Deputies of her resignation from her seat after the constitution of the Andalusian Parliament, arguing that otherwise she would have had to return to her job as a prosecutor and not concentrate on the election campaign.

In his first words after hearing the results, he wanted to dispel any doubts about his future and to assure that he would turn to Andalusian politics in the next legislature. “I have said that my dedication to you, body and soul, will be absolute and I will, I will devote myself to that every day,” he assured the assembled supporters outside the hotel where Vox watched the vote count .

Source europapress.es

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