In Barcelona, the mayor could change after eight years. According to a survey by the agency 40db., which was published today by the newspaper El País, the group of the current mayor Ada Colauová would finish third in the elections. The Socialists, led by the deputy mayor Jaume Collboni, are winning in the poll. In Madrid, according to a survey by the same agency, a large-scale victory for the conservative People’s Party is expected, but it is not clear whether it will have a majority in the parliament.
In Barcelona, mayor Colauová and her group Barcelona En Comú are running for the third mandate in a row. The agency’s survey of 40db. it gives 18 percent of preferences, three percentage points less than it received in the 2019 election. It would finish third behind the Socialists, who lead with about 22 percent of preferences, and the separatists of Together for Catalonia, which the survey gives 18.5 percent.
The leader of Barcelona’s socialist candidate Collboni could thus become the new mayor if he manages to form a coalition with other left-leaning parties in the council. According to the poll, they would have a comfortable majority of 26 seats out of 41 in the new council.
In the capital city of Madrid, according to the poll, the conservative People’s Party, whose candidate is led by the current mayor José Luis Martínez-Almeida, is in the lead with a large lead. The survey gives it 41 percent of preferences, about 16.5 percentage points more than in the previous municipal elections in 2019. Whether the People’s Party will have a majority in the council depends, among other things, on whether two smaller entities – the centrist Ciudadanos and the leftist the Podemos group.
Elections will also be held on Sunday for the council in the Madrid region. In these elections as well, a significant victory is expected for the People’s Party, which is led by the current head of the region, Isabel Díazová Ayusová. She also has the ambition to achieve a majority in the parliament.
On Sunday, elections to city and some regional councils are held in Spain. Analysts consider the election to be a key test before the parliamentary elections, which will take place in the country at the end of the year.
Source: Tyden.cz by www.tyden.cz.
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