The stage is so open that none of the main national actors of the 28M dares to predict what will happen once the polls close. The President of the Government and the leader of the opposition have thrown the campaign behind them, as if they were the ones taking the exam on the last Sunday in May. And actually, it is. Or continuity or change of cycle. “The objective is the undecided, those who still do not have a clear idea of what to do with their vote and who can tip the balance,” both agree.
In the PSOE they believe that the fact that he has left is already a success for Pedro Sánchez. The reason? “A few months ago they considered us finished, everyone took it for granted that we would be wiped off the map. Today we mark the political agenda, we have stolen the flag of the economy from the PP and we lead that of climate change. The PP is slipping away and there is no Feijóo effect”, in the words of a prominent socialist leader, in an informal conversation with this newspaper.
According to the CIS, the PSOE would be the first force in the municipal elections and would retain its main regional strongholds. Including the Valencian Community, the jewel in the crown in these elections. The latest poll from El País He also predicted a victory by the minimum for the left in this square, at the expense of whether or not United We Can enter Parliament, although other media outlets give the PP options to seize power, always hand in hand with Vox. “It is true that we face the campaign better than we anticipated just a few weeks ago. The days of the only yes is yes were very hard ”, concedes a regional leader of the PSOE.
Although the margins are very narrow, everything will be resolved by a handful of votes and any false step sets off alarm bells. This is what happened this week, just hours after the campaign began, given the news that Bildu has included terrorists in his electoral lists. At first, Sánchez, his ministers and the high officials of the PSOE chose to remain silent, and the barons revolted. “The PSOE must break any relationship with a party that includes murderers on its lists,” claimed Javier Lambán, on the wire according to the majority of polls.
A day and a half after ministers on the run without making statements, Sánchez’s team rectified, pushed by their candidates for the elections in two weeks’ time. “These are lists that we don’t like, lists that also unnecessarily and unfairly reopen the pain of the victims,” said Pilar Alegría in a video sent to the media. Margarita Robles also criticized it at the time that Moncloa worked to redirect the strategy, and return its strong messages to the front page. That is, the economy and the climate emergency.
In Feijóo’s environment they also know that they are playing it. as it progressed El HuffPost, in Genoa they are clear that they need to govern “something more” than the Community of Madrid. The CIS, like the rest of the polls, predicts that Isabel Díaz Ayuso could reach an absolute majority. A victory attributable exclusively to her and not to Feijóo or the PP brand, which is why the party will turn to territories such as Aragón, Castilla-La Mancha, Extremadura and of course in the Valencian Community, where they have options to govern.
“Anything can happen. As I already said, you couldn’t sell the bear skin before you hunted it. We are in a position to have a very good electoral night, but everything is very tight”, according to the reflection of a PP candidate. And if the PP is not the first political force but has options to govern with Vox? “We are not going to govern losing. We are only going to govern by winning,” Feijóo himself said on Thursday, at the start of the campaign.
A statement that some of its candidates qualify. This is how one of them understands it: “We are going to see the result on 28M. We are going for the victory, that is indisputable. We aspire to be the first force. But if we don’t succeed and we have within our reach to kick the left out of the institutions and we don’t do it, our voters may not understand it. It is best not to make assumptions. My perception is that the CIS is wrong and we are much better off”.
Officially, both Genoa and the barons have played the mistake with respect to their possible pacts with those of Santiago Abascal, but always starting from the premise that this newspaper put forward: “The Castilla y León formula is the last option.” That is to say, Feijóo’s objective is that Vox does not enter more autonomous governments of the PP. But, for this, the popular ones need a final boost in this campaign. “It has to sink in that 28M is giving the finishing touch to Sanchismo.”
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