The victory of the Popular Party in the regional elections in Andalusia this Sunday Already accepted by all known polls in recent weeksBut what is surprising is the absolute majority that the Andalusians gave to the center-right party. With only 26 delegates winning in the last assembly, the PP elected 58 MPs, a historic victory in Spain’s most populous region.
After the passage of the 55 elected members of parliament, calculators were left in the pocket of the current leader of Junta de Andalusia, Juanma Moreno, who, with a personal campaign, is holding the presidency without recalculation to achieve a majority. The continuous red lines drawn in the campaign and Vokes’ demand to join the regional government fall into this category. With More elected representatives than the overall left, The The Andalusian map appears to have been painted entirely in blue: all eight provinces were captured by the celebrity.
At the end of the night, Juanma Moreno makes history in the region, saying that Andalusia will have “four years of prosperity, honesty and peace.” The regional president assures that the absolute majority does not refer to “arrogance, but to talent” and that he will rule “for all.”
Andalusia’s victory gives courage to the center-right in Madrid, which wants to present itself with the ability to kick off a new electoral cycle and discuss the leadership of the government with the Socialists. The general election is still a year and a half away, but the first test of the new leadership of Galician Alberto Nunes Fijo has been successfully completed. Data related to the PP’s ability to control the progress of the far right in a region where Vokes erupted in a surprising way in 2018 (won 12 MPs and collected 11% of the vote). While Vokes ‘parliamentary support was essential to allow the PP and Citizens’ regional government in the last legislature, the far-right party ends up without effective power and with only a slight increase in its parliamentary representation. In the Seville Parliament, it has 14 elected representatives.
Although undeclared, the success of two different perspectives within PP is at stake. Unlike the leader of the Madrid community, Isabel Diaz Ayuzo, who maintains good relations with the far right, Juanma Moreno follows a very moderate political model. It is now in Fijo’s hands to understand what formula and discourse at the national level will allow him to reach Monclo.
PPA general secretary Guo Kamarra told reporters in Madrid that the victory belonged to his candidate, Juanma. Moreno, And the Andalusians who chose “good governance, sobriety and another way to do politics”, On a day that marks failureSanchismo ‘”. The majority representing the “decision against a weak government” in Moncloa.
The PSOE Socialists have had the worst results ever in these elections in an area they have dominated for decades. In the historically negative result of 2018 (when they elected 33 regional representatives) they failed to mobilize their voters and lost three representatives. Juan Espadas, the former mayor of Seville, announced that he would continue to lead the party in Andalusia and take his seat in parliament, despite the election setback. At the PSOE’s national headquarters, the party’s new regional leadership justified the poor decision in the short term to form an alternative government. Adriana Lastra, national deputy general secretary of the Socialists, also said: “These elections are the last stop on the path paved by the previous PP leadership, with three autonomous elections in three regions favorable to the PP. [Madrid, Castela e Leão e Andaluzia]But the result failed because the PSOE maintains leadership in the polls nationwide.
To the left of the PSOE, the Por Andalucia coalition is left with five MPs and Adelante Andalucia, which split from Podemos, elects two representatives.
The worst news for Ciudadanos’ liberals is that they are prolonging the electoral ordeal and completely disappearing from the Andalusian political scene, they have already disappeared from the Madrid legislature and there is only one parliamentarian in Castile and Lyon. Juan Marin, the current deputy head of the regional government, has announced his resignation from the party leadership in the region for failing to be elected to the new parliament.
It is certain that bipartisanship has re-emerged in Andalusia, with the PP and PSOE representing more than 67% of the vote and eight out of ten seats in Seville’s parliament.