The defeat of the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) is a heavy blow for Alberto Fernández, who in these four years has been reflected in the head of government himself, Pedro Sanchez, whom he considers his friend in politics and a model.
He was, together with the Mexican Andrés López Obrador, the European leader who first received it even while the Argentine was still campaigning for the presidency in formula chosen by Cristina Kirchner and in which she became vice president.
The prospect of a Sanchez evicted from power after the snap elections now to be held on July 23 It is not the best alternative for Fernandez, who some themselves imagine with a life as a former president even in the Spanish capital.
It should be assessed whether Sánchez’s political weakness will now also affect the summit between the European Union and CELAC that he has scheduled in the interim presidency of the European Union, for this 17 and 18 July. Fernández and Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero travel there.
So is the victory of the People’s Party (PP) in the municipal and regional elections last Sunday a blow to all Kirchnerism, at least symbolic because within the coalition of the Spanish government there are its partners, those of Podemos, who are allies of La Cámpora in Argentina.
Alberto F. embraced Sánchez and also Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapaterothe former head of government of the PSOE, linked to Chavismo and who has also made a strongman relationship with Cristina Kirchnermore inclined to Irene Montero, minister of equality of Spain, with Podemos, and wife of the leader of the podemist left, Pablo Iglesias.
On the contrary, in Together for the change, but especially in the PRO, this Sunday’s Spanish elections were experienced as a triumph. It was seen as “own” because the Popular Party is a direct ally of the group created by former president Mauricio Macri.
“We celebrate the resounding success of the Popular Party in Spain, we are part of the same political family and we will continue to work together so that Spain governs again this year as well as Argentina” said the Secretary for International Relations of the PRO, Fulvius Pompeiuswho was secretary for strategic affairs of the Macri presidency.
Macri has established relationships with historical and current leaders of the PP. With former heads of government José María Aznar and Mariano Rajoy. With them, the PRO also militated for the Argentine vote in Spain and for the Spanish one in Argentina. For the case at the time it was a report also carried out by the embassy in Madrid which was headed by the governor and former senator, Ramon Puerta.
Macri’s relationship solidified with Alberto Núñez Feijóo, now president of the PPwhen he was president of Galicia and Macri head of the city government. At the time, he made several visits to the country where he met today’s main presidential candidates: Horacio Rodriguez Larreta and Patricia Bullrich.
Sunday, both came out to celebrate the electoral success of the PP and then the deputy Maria Eugenia Vidal did it too. These leaders supported from the outset Isabel Diaz Ayuso, who was re-elected in the community of Madrid, and with an absolute majority.
Among his always sharp definitions, Diaz Ayuso has recently had harsh words against Peronism, and fraternal exchanges with the leaders of JxC.
Mid-campaign, attacking Sanchez, Díaz Ayuso said: “It will lead us to ruin. It is the government that creates poverty first and then dependence on the state. It is fiscal populism. They take people’s money and then, like the Peronists do, they distribute it in payments, aid, subsidies”.
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