the PSOE loses seven seats and will not be able to govern





The possibilities of the “historical change” to which he appealed Luis Tudanca during the 13F campaign they seem to vanish with the results of these elections in Castilla y León. With more than 99% scrutinized, the PSOE obtains 28 attorneys thanks to 30.05% of the votes, seven seats less of those he achieved in the 2019 regional elections, when the socialist candidate achieved the milestone of leading his party to the first victory in the region in more than 30 years thanks to 34.84%. However, he did not manage to govern then and everything indicates that it will not be possible now either, as the candidate himself has acknowledged.

After knowing the results, Tudanca has taken stock of his more than seven years at the head of the opposition in the region and has left in the air his possible march as socialist leader in the region. “Others will come who will do more and make the change come to this land, because this land deserves it”, he said, and lamented, visibly moved, that he has given “absolutely everything” but “it has not been enough”.

The PSOE remains as the second force with three attorneys less than the PP of Alfonso Fernández Mañuecothe only one with the possibility of governing, although everything seems to indicate that he will need the votes of Vox to add the absolute majority of 41 seats in the Cortes of Castilla y León.

Definitely, there has not been a majority of the left in the autonomous Parliament. The Socialist Party does not have the possibility of imitating the coalition with United We Can of the central government, since the purple party has fallen to a single seat. And not even adding Ciudadanos (1) and the rest of the minority parties (UPL with its three attorneys, Soria ¡Ya! with another three and Por Ávila with one) does it reach an absolute majority of 41 attorneys in the Cortes.

The candidate has spoken again of an “irresponsible” electoral call whose risk, “after Ciudadanos closed the door to change two years ago,” was that the PP “open the door to Vox”, something that has done “wide open”. Thus, she has charged against “an extreme right that questions the autonomous State and the rights and freedoms of many groups.

But he has recognized that, although Mañueco has “remained very far” from fulfilling his expectations to govern alone, the PSOE has not achieved its objectives either: “That of winning and, above all,that of having a sufficient majority to provoke the change of government and the policies after 35 years of the PP”.

“Of course, We will analyze these results in the coming days with the entire regional Executive in detail and, of course, the result of the work done and the objectives that we have not met”, he concluded.

It loses votes in all the provinces and in Soria it stays in the middle

The PSOEwhich was the winner in 2019 in all provinces except Salamanca and Ávila, now has lost votes in all of themeven if continues to be the party with the most votes in León, Valladolid, Palencia and Burgos. But even so, in León he has lost two prosecutors and in Valladolid, one.

A striking fact is what happened in Soria, where the PSOE won the elections in 2019 with 40.73% of the votes. Now, he has lost two procurators and has fallen more than half, with 18.06%and becomes the third force behind Soria ¡Ya!, which has achieved 41.83%, and the PP (24.59%).

They wanted all the power and have only made the extreme right more powerful

The Deputy Secretary General of the PSOE, Adriana Lastra, has assured that the “failure” is from the PP of Pablo Casado, of Alfonso Fernández Mañueco and his “personal commitment” to govern alone: “They wanted all the power but they have only managed to make the extreme right more powerful and that is something that affects all of us Spaniards”. “The PP governed with Ciudadanos and now it will govern with Vox. Vox had a prosecutor and now it will have 13, that is what they have achieved.

Lastra has followed the scrutiny from the PSOE headquarters in Ferraz (Madrid) together with the ministers Felix Bolaños, Isabel Rodriguez and Maria Jesus Montero, as well as with other members of the Socialist Executive such as Santos Cerdán, Felipe Sicilia, Javier Izquierdo, Andrea Fernández and Hana Jalloul, among others. However, the President of the Government and Secretary General of the PSOE, Pedro Sánchez, who does not usually go to follow up on the results of the regional elections, has not been present.


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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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