Francisco Camps received this Friday a reality bath in the primaries to the presidency of the Popular Party in the Valencian Community (PPCV). Your candidate, Jose Vicente Anaya, suffered a serious correction throughout the region and, more specifically, in the city of Valencia, where the former president maintains his intention to lead the party in the face of the municipal elections of 2023. But if he harbored any hope, now after the elections the will have lost.
The candidate of the national leadership for the succession of Isabel Bonig, Carlos Mazon, obtained a total of 6,679 votes (95.55%) of the 6,990 cast in the PPCV primaries this Friday, while Anaya received a total of 283 votes (4.05%). The participation was soaring, 92.3%, which indicates that the militants of the entire autonomous community wanted to aupar a Mazon and, incidentally, cut off Camps’ ambitions.
In the province of Valencia, Mazón’s candidacy got 2,960 votes, which represents 92.07% while Anaya barely obtained 245 ballots (7.62%). A total of 3,215 militants voted (92.04%). As to Alicante, where the winner presides over the Provincial Council, Castellón, the victory was even more crushing for the favorite of Genoa.
But good part of the looks they perched on the polls scattered around the city of Valencia since that is where Camps wants to aspire to town hall. And there the trend was the same as in the entire Valencian Community. Mazón received 396 votes and Anaya, just 33. That means that the first one had 92.3% support and that the former president’s candidate stayed at 7.7%.
The trip to the Valencian Ithaca began for Camps in August of last year. In order to surprise Genoa and many of his fellow ranks in the Valencian Community, he was willing to return to the front line of politics.
At that time, nine years had passed after he had left the public performance and eight since he finally went todismissed from his alleged involvement in the ‘Gürtel case’. Camps’ movement occurred at a time when the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office had asked that he be investigated for lying “blatantly” during the trial of the PP plot.
Far from being daunted and with a judicial future not yet cleared, Camps left open the possibility of running for mayor that for many years the deceased carried on her shoulders Rita Barberá, whose figure he claims whenever he can: “If my party offers it to me, I will return”he said in an interview on ABC.
In purely political terms, Camps took the opportunity to attack “the three obsessions of the left” and accuse former president José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero of “unstitching coexistence” by pulling “the three threads”: “the unity of Spain, education and the Church.”
The 7.7% that the Camps candidate in Valencia has received is a very clear indication that PP members are not waiting for him with open arms
In that sense, the former Valencian president considered that Pedro Sánchez and Podemos are the heirs of Zapatero, and stressed that “Spain will not have a solution until the left voters all stay in the PSOE and the PP is the common home of the center right”.
“It was to destroy the image of the PP in Valencia and Madrid, not so much to govern in these communities, but also to avoid the absolute majority. Every time the socialists have a problem, they make up a case of corruption in Madrid or Valencia, and then they never ask for forgiveness when the causes are shelved, “he remarked on the alleged cases of corruption of the PP. And to the question of what would you do if they gave you a million eurosCamps affirmed that he would send “half to Cáritas Diocesana de Valencia” and “the other half to the missions of the Diocese in Amazonian Peru.”
The Camps challenge
After that return to the political arena almost a year ago, the former president has continued with his idea of leading the candidacy of the PP of Valencia in May 2023, although his party does not contemplate primaries in the election of headliners for the municipal ones. And facing the regional congress of the PPCV, has not hesitated to challenge Genoa with an alternative candidacy – that of Anaya – in front of the ‘anointed’ by Pablo Casado – the aforementioned Mazón-.
The national leadership of the PP now trusts that the former president go no further in his idea of running for mayor of Valencia, a position that Genoa already has in mind to Maria Jose Catalá, the president of the ‘popular’ in the capital of Turia. The 7.7% that Anaya has received in the city is a very clear indication that the members of the PP they do not wait for you with open arms.
Source: Vozpópuli by www.vozpopuli.com.
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