Citizens has decided this Monday to take a major risk that could mark a turning point in the ideological evolution of the party: the possibility of support or even agree with the extreme right in Andalusia, with such to evict the PSOE from power. It is not the scenario priority or much less sought by the party, but the management has announced that it could not dismiss it, to the discomfort of its european partners. Your intention is a Borgen andalusian.
Less than an hour has lasted this Monday, the meeting in Seville of the Permanent Executive Committee of Citizens, formed for the 13 people who decide the strategy of the party. Does not need to be a broader discussion, nor was there any discrepancy, according to sources from the directorate, upon a decision that was already made from the night before. After the analysis of the election results, and with the legitimacy of having been the only force that has grown from the that had no representation in 2015, the dome has had clear two things: that the priority is to dislodge Susana Díaz of the Board, and that the party had to try to lead the alternative Government.
The proposal was made since election night, the leader, Albert Rivera, when she appeared next to the candidate, John Marin, and part of the dome past ten and a half of the night in a hotel of Seville. It is about trying a Borgen andalusian, sources say the address in reference to the series Danish of 2010 in which a female prime minister in Danish comes to power without winning elections or be a second force, the head the only coalition possible. Something that happened a year later in the reality in Denmark.
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The claim of Citizens is that their candidate, Juan Marín —with its 21 seats is the third force of the Andalusian Parliament, behind PP and PSOE— is invested with the support of popular and socialist. The argument of the party is that the new Government “can only liderarse from the centre, moderation and cleaning”, has held this Monday, José Manuel Villegas, secretary general of Citizens, in press appearance after the meeting of the committee. “We know that it will not be easy,” he acknowledged Villegas as Piabet the only concession to the nearly implausible the proposal.
But after that scenario, almost impossible, Citizens has taken the decision not to exclude any agreement with such to facilitate that change, thereby dislodging the PSOE. What that implies opening the door to the agreements with Vox, a strength of the extreme right, which, in principle, the party Albert Rivera shares very little. Citizens remarks always the europeanism as one of its signs and has emphasized in the campaign the euroscepticism of Vox, and he does not share at least the more radical proposals of this training, such as the abolition of the autonomous communities, the repeal of the Law against gender-based violence, or the Law of Historical Memory.
Concern in Europe
the agreement, however, is not rejected. “Today I am unable to rule out any scenario,” admitted the secretary general of Citizens before the question of whether the party refused to ally themselves for or accept the support of Vox. The decision represents a shift with respect to the candidate for the presidency of the Board, John Marin, said in the campaign. In an interview in THE COUNTRY, Marin yes ruled out pacts with Vox, although he admitted the possibility to accept their votes in an investiture without anything in return. But this Monday, the executive has not closed the door on anything.
The possibility of agreeing with Vox has not been discussed specifically in the permanent executive, because it is a back stage, because it first calls for an agreement of PP and PSOE. On Wednesday, the directorate expanded and also meets to analyze the results, and there may arise some doubts, because Vox generates least discomfort at the party. Where yes has been concerned since the announcement of the Citizens is, on its european partners. The president of the ALDE group of the european liberal in that integrates Citizens, Guy Verhofstadt, has warned via Twitter of the success of the extreme right in Spain and has confessed his concern.
there is No apparent alarm of the Citizens by the arrival of the extreme right in Spain, although Villegas has marked distances. “It is clear in Europe, what are our points of reference. Few receive the congratulations of Le Pen and others are going with Macron. The differences are clear,” he said. The strategy premium.