Sunday, June 4, 2023

Spain prepares for regional elections on Sunday; They are under social pressure

Local and regional elections next Sunday in Spain may indicate what will happen in December’s national elections, with the right-wing Popular Party gaining ground against the Socialists in crucial regions.

The 17 regional governments and the two autonomous states have great power and financial authority in education, housing and the police. Twelve of them and two cities will be played on Sunday. In addition, the mayors of the two largest cities in the region, Madrid and Barcelona, ​​are elected.

A poll published on Monday by the CIS research institute shows that in the regional vote the ruling Socialist Party of Spain is only 0.3 percentage points ahead of the right-wing Popular Party, to a margin of 5.14 points in the previous regional election of 2019. The survey was conducted on May 16 to 18 adults and 4,549 were covered across the country and the margin of error is plus/minus 1.5 points.

The campaign of elections in various municipalities and in the closure of Melilla was changed by fraudulent attempts in the elections by postmen. 30 So far the facts have been revealed.

Sandra Leon, a political scientist, said that the PSOE-led central government has a strong support for its economic acuity, although the use and political figures, which are central to growth and energy prices in Spain, among the highest bases of the European PP collects the votes of the Ciudadanos party, which is disappearing, and calls for votes turned away far

“Even though they are regional and local elections, they have enormous implications for national elections,” said Leon, a professor at the University of Madrid’s Carlos III. “The Popular Party is getting stronger.”

The decision of the Dutch nationalist party EH Bildu to field candidates convicted of terrorism and murder has also stirred controversy.

EH Bildu from the decision in the face of the general offense caused by the inclusion of seven members of the former ETA militia, but this meant pain for the PSOE, which made the cooperation of EH Bildu to pass laws in their support. the minority coalition with Unidos Podemos far left.

In Madrid, the populist Isabel Díaz Ayudo is seeking re-election for a third term as regional president with a populist program that presents her as a direct opponent of the government’s president, Pedro Sánchez.

Ayusi’s provocative statements about racism, abortion and rivalries are not new. He said that “we can do worse with the corona virus” that feminists are robbed who come alone and drink, and that many medical doctors “don’t want to work”. This coincides with the leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, who is trying to appeal to a wider range of voters.

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