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Three candidates have started the race to replace Ximo Puig as the head of the socialists in Valencia

Despite successive delays in the call to promote possible agreements, the primaries and the next PSPV-PSOE congress have formally begun with three candidates running. If on Friday the provincial secretary of Alicante, deputy of Congress and former mayor of Elche, Alejandro Soler, announced his candidacy, this Saturday the provincial secretary of Valencia and mayor of Mislata, Carlos Fernández Bielsa, did it, when it ended of the Committee the National official called the congress of Valencian socialists for March 22 to 24 and the primary votes for February 25 in the first phase and March 3 in the second phase. The Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities Diana Morant, although she does not want to confirm it, is likely to present her candidacy this Monday.

The succession of Ximo Puig to the leadership of the PSPV, therefore, started a classic internal division in the processes of the party, especially if he was in the opposition. Although the former president of the Generalitat Valenciana Ximo Puig, the federal leadership of the PSOE and, more importantly, the president of the Government himself, Pedro Sánchez, see the option of Diana Morant favorably, the process so far has not developed of agreements that avoid confrontation in the polls between various sectors of the party.

Symptomatic, in any case, that all the candidates appealed to the dialogue and the will to negotiate, showing that none of them currently has a sufficient majority to win the congress.

Three Candidates Have Started The Race To Replace Ximo Puig As The Head Of The Socialists In Valencia

Alejandro Soler, in the statements to the media upon his arrival at the PSPV National Committee, assured that he is ready to include in his candidacy “everyone who wants” their ideas and projects in this process of “dialogue and listening” that the party faces. , with the aim of building an “open” project.

Three Candidates Have Started The Race To Replace Ximo Puig As The Head Of The Socialists In Valencia

After the National Committee, Fernández Bielsa announced that this coming Monday he will present his candidacy for the general secretary of the Valencian socialists. “The militancy wants a change in the model of the party that will be able to continue and progress,” he said. And he is “open” to be able to “dialogue” and “start conversations” with other candidates. “Here we are not facing each other, we are trying to make this party stronger, more united, more solvent, more autonomous party to win, which is my only goal,” he said.

Three Candidates Have Started The Race To Replace Ximo Puig As The Head Of The Socialists In Valencia

For her part, Diana Morant does not want to confirm whether she will present a candidacy to replace the current general secretary of the PSPV-PSOE, Ximo Puig, at the head of the party, although she assured that her “effort ” in the future Weeks will focus on “guaranteeing that the mistakes made in the past do not happen again.” “What I want to say is that we will see each other on Monday,” added the minister,

Morant denied that he was the candidate for Ferraz, the headquarters of the PSOE’s federal leadership, and pointed to moves that could take place in the coming weeks. “The exciting days are coming, these are the weeks in which we must work for a mandate that has always been in the militant: that we do things well,” he said, to emphasize that “the greatest that hope for the right” is that the PSPV “can be returned to power.” make a mistake.” “Making mistakes means those mistakes we made in the past and for which we spent 20 years in opposition,” he concluded.

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