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In a blow to Pedro Sánchez, PP conservatives won a key election in Spain.

In a blow to Pedro Sánchez, PP conservatives won a key election in Spain.

Madrid.- Spain He experienced regional and municipal elections in key districts with a national perspective The conservative Popular Party (PP) won the majority of the votes and was able to deal a heavy blow to the ruling Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE). And, by extension, to the President Pedro Sanchez.

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The PP’s conservatives won key elections: this is how they got winners

President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayuzo, Got it absolute majority, Decision to exempt from entering into agreements with other constituencies reinforces the image of the “President”, Although December’s national matchup was controversial between Pedro Sanchez and Pedro Sanchez Alberto Nunez Feijo (bb)

In addition, the extreme left party United we can He was weakened and lost representation in these elections, while the far right grew Vox, Based on their bargaining power and influence to agree with the PP in forming governments.

“A Blue Wave Has Come”, Outgoing Mayor Joan Ripa said in Compromise shortly before 10 p.m. local time when a trend in favor of the popular party was noticed nationally.

The PP won the municipal election with 31.53% of the vote, with over 7 million votes, while the PSOE won 28.12%, with around 6.2 million voters.

For a wide sector of citizens, The result was amazing. A survey by the (government) Center for Sociological Research (CIS) published last week predicted a different result, with practically the same percentages, but putting the PSOE in first place.

Finally The PP won three autonomous communities with absolute majorities and could govern in nine more if it agreed with Vox.

In the first group is Madrid, led by Isabel Díaz Ayuzo, who was re-elected. “Citizens want to be united side by side,” the head of the Madrid community declared before supporters at the PP headquarters. In these elections the regional leader can emerge even stronger and govern without reaching agreements or alliances with the Volks.

Pedro Sánchez, at the time of votingJavier Soriano – AFP

Good news for Spanish democracy Citizen participation increased by 1.5% Regarding the 2019 elections. More than 8,000 municipalities and 12 out of 17 communities went to the polls.

Tomorrow the pulse will start to be felt Treaties and alliances to form different governments. Success is not about ruling in a parliamentary democracy. Success in general elections does not necessarily mean success in regional and municipal elections, which in many cases require co-governance with other constituencies.

The results of these tests work like this National Election Barometer To be held in December [o antes, si así lo decide el Poder Ejecutivo], for now, there will be a big fight between President Pedro Sánchez and Alberto Núñez Feijo. There is a popular belief that The party that wins the municipal election will win the general election.

Can we talk about shifting the national political chessboard from the left (PSOE and its allies) to the right (with the PP and Vox)? “We have clearly won and ushered in a new political cycle.” Núñez Feijóo revealed.

There are some strategic successes that change the momentum of the situation in PP’s favor. One of them Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida, He won re-election to the Madrid mayor’s office with an absolute majority, meaning he doesn’t have to agree with Vox to govern.

In addition, the PP won all the capitals of the Andalusian provinces except Jan. In Valencia, one of the most controversial communities, the Conservative Party prevailed and reclaimed an autonomous community that had traditionally been loyal to this party, eschewing the past. Another winner this Sunday was María José Catala in the city of Valencia. The PP won absolute majorities in La Rioja and Melilla, where a scandal erupted this week, with allegations of vote-buying fraud being investigated by a judge.

The far-right party Vox has gained positions in this election, and in communities like Valencia it is necessary to agree with this formation. Thus, the party led by Santiago Abascal emerged stronger, while Unitas Podemos lost representation, for example, in the city council and in the community of Madrid.

Ciudadanos, the “new political” party born in 2005, is dead. That is, it has ceased to exist as an entity. It seems that BP is the one who is strengthened by this situation.

EH Bildu, the Basque independence party, put forward 34 ETA candidates on its list, seven of whom won majorities in San Sebastián and Vitoria and most of the Basque Country’s municipalities for blood crimes. Additionally, in the city of Barcelona, ​​candidate Xavier Trias of Junts per Catalunya, the independence party created by Carles Puigdemont, ended the era of Mayor Ada Cola.

Politicians and a broad section of citizens are worried about the continued decline in citizen participation in past elections. However, unlike Barcelona, ​​attendance increased this time in Madrid and Valencia, where participation decreased compared to 2019.

How is mobilization flow analyzed? In Spain, where suffrage is not compulsory, the concept of a penalty vote is not as widespread a mechanism as participation in polls, where a penalty vote is chosen not because of ideological affinity or conviction, but rather because of the rejection of a former rival. . How does PP analyze, for example, the increase in Madrid? The right-wing party might argue this barrage Support for the Díaz Ayuso administration, However, in the opposite direction, a socialist or left-wing voter might make a reverse argument, saying that high turnout is interpreted as a rejection of the regional president’s administration.

Sanchez chose silence. He did not speak after learning the results and PSOE spokesman Pilar Alegría highlighted only better citizen participation.

Tomorrow begins a period of political hustle and bustle in the search for alliances and agreements to form governments on Spanish territory. After an ill-fated campaign, riddled with accusations and provocations, the weak government faces several crises. The Ministry of Home Affairs’ website went down around 9:00 p.m. According to the authorities, with plenty of optimism, they explained that the ruling was the result of “overwhelming interest” among citizens. If this is the reason, we hope that politicians can provide solutions and proposals for this interest.

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