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For a span, more Spain

Equal to three processions Pablo Casado has participated in the Semana Santa, the Holy week: in the rich tradition of Ávila, as well as in the Andalusian cities of Seville and Malaga, which have been broadcast on television. Spain's conservative opposition leader did two things: He has never concealed his Catholicism, he praises him as the basis of the true "Spaniertums", the Celebration that he wants to make a new application. And Casado is on the screens of the whole country. Because the final phase of the election campaign has begun, on Sunday, the Spaniard will have to decide on a new national Parliament.

it was a year ago, the clean-cut 38-Year-old was for the majority of his countrymen, an Unknown. Surprisingly, he won last July, the members of the decision on the successor to the long-standing Chairman of the people's party (PP), Mariano Rajoy. These had overthrown earlier, the then socialist opposition leader Pedro Sánchez, via a vote of confidence as head of government.

Now have reversed the roles: The one with a minority Cabinet ruling Sánchez will be confirmed by the voters in the office, Casado want to send him back to the Opposition. In surveys, the Socialist workers party (PSOE) with 30 percent, 10 points ahead of the Conservatives. But about 40 percent of voters are still undecided.

Unclean diplomas

From Sánchez Casado is located in a very bad position: He's never had an important political office, he has no success in professional life to show for it, but only a pure party career. Moreover, he acts as a model pupil, a light-weight, without statesmanlike Format without edges and corners. His Start as party leader was overshadowed by weeks of press reports that he had not attained his University degrees in law and political science in the regular way. His diplomas were to him by PP sympathisers among the professors of the course leaking. The investigations, however, were set.

Now, Casado has all of the top candidates the most difficult Part, because he's fighting on several fronts: In the right of the political spectrum, the filled PP used to be almost alone, she is trapped now between the liberal-conservative citizens party (Ciudadanos) and the new national-populist grouping, Vox. Both owe their rise to two issues: the Catalonia crisis, the politicians of the right camp, with proposals, to beat, to punish the Catalan separatists; and then the gigantic corruption scandals, especially the PP, politicians are involved, but also the previous PSOE-tip in Andalusia. Casado has ensured that none of the existing PP members, whose names were received in connection with these scandals through the press, to run again. He now has to prove that he stands for a new PP, but must not stretch at the same time, the conservative tribal voters – a little problem to be solved.

glossy full-colonialism

Bad poll numbers in Spite of Casado crashes in the campaign and bombed his country people almost daily with proposals for a conservative turn-around in Spain. At the same time, he presents himself but as a modern and internetaffin: He wants to promote the traditional family, the associations of sexual minorities, state subsidies cut; on the other hand, he railed earlier against the same-sex marriage, today he does not want to shake it.

Relentlessly Casado holds the Premier of "betrayal of Spain", because Sánchez has been negotiating with the Catalan separatists. However, Casado has to offer not a solution to the Catalonia crisis. He provokes the Left, when he sings the praises of bull fighting as a national treasure and the conquest of Latin America by Spain as one of the most glorious episodes in the history of mankind. But at the same time, he condemned, just like the Left, the Franco dictatorship as a state of injustice and refers to his Grandfather, a physician, had been condemned as supporters of the Franco crushed the Republic to 30 years in prison. The grandson, however, is Monarchist.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 23.04.2019, 23:28 PM

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