“My dignity and that of my family is above all this farce.” With these words, the representative of Vox in the Balearic Islands Francisco José Cardona announced this morning that he will leave the party and all his organic positions. “I am very sorry for the honest people who voted for me and trusted me,” he added.
This is a big loss in the game. Santiago Abascal, which lost a representative and saw the crisis in the Balearic Islands deepen. Cardona’s loss shows the division continues to dominate the team. Behind is, once again, the rivalry between PP and Vox in the regions where they manage.
The Vox leadership continues to block the budgets of the Balearic Islands to force the PP to implement the free choice of language in public schools. Cardona, contrary to this position, was dismissed as deputy spokesperson. Now he announced his departure, in what he described as “a huge disappointment.”
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Cardona, the dissident deputy of Vox in favor of the understanding of PP, will be a non-attached deputy in the Balearic parliament. He intends to meet the Balearic president, Marga Prohens (PP), to “defend the interests” of Menorcas. A complete mockery of the national leadership of Vox, which finds itself in a new mess.
The crisis in the Balearic Islands shows the great division within Vox, between supporters of the understanding of PP and the defenders of confrontation. The Balearic Islands thus joined the list of communities where the war between Vox and PP. Like Extremadura and Murcia, where the confrontation is about to explode in the alliance between Feijóo and Abascal.
On the other hand, Cardona’s departure reinforces the intransigent line and compromises the right-wing government of the Balearic Islands. Therefore, the spokesperson Idoia Ribas requested to meet with the general secretary of Vox, Ignacio Garriga. The intention is to unblock the crisis so that the government of Marga Prohens can approve the accounts.
At the national level, the crisis in the Balearic Islands adds more pressure to Santiago Abascal cornered. Many within the party question the intransigence of PP. They believe that Vox still does not have the necessary strength to constantly fight with the popular.
This has sparked debate about what role Vox will play in the right-wing bloc. For those loyal to Abascal, their party must be the vanguard of the new right against the centrist temptation of PP said Feijóo. For dissident people like Espinosa de los Monteros and now Cardona, the party entered a sectarian drift that prevented it from growing.