The leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, acknowledged this Wednesday that he asked Vox not to run in the general election of Asturias, thinking that Abascal’s party would not get representation in the Principality. In the end, he was not “successful” in his approach, and Vox got the seat occupied by José María Figaredo.
Feijóo made these statements in a radio interview, where he talked about the impossibility of Vox getting a seat in the Galician elections on February 18. The PP leader assured this Wednesday that it was a “mistake” to run by Vox in the election and warned of the possibility of it happening like in the general election of July 23, when the votes of the party of Santiago Abascal were suppressed. The PP gained seats in some provinces and gave the government to the left, “making political change in Spain impossible.”
“I’m talking about La Rioja; I’m talking about Asturias; I’m talking about Burgos, Pontevedra, Girona, and Lleida. Well, everyone has their own responsibility, and I think it’s a mistake, and it has become a historic mistake, he added, to warn Vox that this “mistake” of joining some provinces “paid very clearly in the general election.”
Feijóo indicated that Vox has no possibility of getting a seat because it needs, according to Galician law, “a 5% vote to have parliamentary representation.” According to him, before, he remained at 2% of the votes, and now the polls put him at the same percentage.
“Therefore, it is true that any vote in favor of Vox is a vote for the independence movement in Galicia to govern, for the Galician Nationalist Bloc to govern, which is the partner of Bildu and partner of the ERC,” he stressed, adding that “everyone has his own responsibility.”