Toledo (EFE).- The Secretary of Organization of the PSOE of Castilla-La Mancha, Sergio Gutiérrez, assures that in the region “there will only be two options” to govern after the elections of May 28: “Either the PSOE governs with a sufficient majority or there is an alternative majority with PP and Vox ».
In an interview with Agencia EFE, Gutiérrez analyzes the political scenario before the regional and municipal elections on May 28 and calculates that in the regional courts, where 33 deputies are elected, there will be no more than three political forces that, according to his estimates , will be PSOE, PP and Vox.
For this reason, he assures that in the region there will only “be two options: either the PSOE governs with a sufficient majority or there is an alternative majority of PP and Vox”, to which he believes that in Castilla-La Mancha there is “the most radical of Spain”, “incapable of defending regional interests” and “the least prepared”.
He accuses the PP of having focused its opposition on “hoaxes and insults”
For Gutiérrez, the PP of Castilla-La Mancha, throughout the Legislature and especially during the pandemic, has only offered “sticks in the wheels, hoaxes and insults.”
For this reason, he believes that “an opportunity cannot be given to those who, instead of pitching in, what they did was try to increase the pain of the citizens and try to seek electoral advantages through insults, hoaxes and occurrences.”
At this point, he recalls that during the pandemic, the regional PSOE prepared a document in which it “dismantled close to a hundred hoaxes from the PP of Castilla-La Mancha”, a party that in his opinion has been “a pioneer in Spain in the factory of hoaxes, insults and occurrences ».
The PSOE represents moderation and stability, according to Gutiérrez
“And that is offered to us on a tray raised to the radicalism of Vox,” adds Gutiérrez, who, on the contrary, maintains that “stability, moderation, the guarantee of progress” in which, in his opinion, the “vast majority” recognizes » of the region’s citizens are represented in the PSOE.
However, he considers that a PP-Vox coalition government in the autonomous community would be “bad for coexistence, bad for social rights and bad for the region’s economy.”
In fact, he wonders why if the president of the national PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, believes that the list with the most votes in the city councils or at the national level should govern, the option of a coalition government between both formations for Castilla-La is not ruled out. Stain.
“Because the only possibility for the PP to govern in Castilla-La Mancha is by making the leader of Vox vice president,” says Gutiérrez, who accuses the “popular” of doing politics “only from tension and confrontation, because when they are in the opposition insult and if they have the opportunity to govern, they boycott ».
Gutiérrez believes that a Podemos candidacy strengthens the PP-Vox sum
In this sense, the secretary of Organization considers that a United Podemos candidacy in the region “knowing that they have practically no chance of winning a seat, strengthens the PP and the sum” with Vox.
“A vote for Unidas Podemos (…) is an opportunity to open up the possibility of leading Castilla-La Mancha to the ultra-right,” asserts Gutiérrez, who also states that “in the face of this possibility of adding PP and Vox, the only vote sure is the vote for Page ».
The Secretary of Organization of the Castilian-Manchego socialists, who shows his respect for Podemos, recalls that, four years ago, the results of said formation were “so scarce that they did not get representation” in the Cortes despite the fact that in 2015 they won two seats.
For this reason, it is difficult for them to double their votes four years later to win a deputy.
Electoral debates, according to the criteria of the Electoral Board
Likewise, it affirms that electoral debates will be held between the candidates for the Presidency of the Board “with the criteria of the Electoral Board”, so that the format of the same -face to face or with all the candidates- and the number of debates , it will be closed “later with the rest of the political parties”.
“Obviously, there will be debates,” stresses Gutiérrez who, in any case, recalls that the times when María Dolores de Cospedal was a candidate for the Presidency of the Board – the last, in 2015 – “there were never electoral debates” because “she never wanted to compare projects.
Agreements in Mayor’s Offices with CS, positive for the municipalities
Gutiérrez also analyzes the results of the agreements with Citizens in various locations in the region, such as Albacete, Ciudad Real or Guadalajara and assesses that they have been “exemplary governments, which have been focused on the management” of the municipalities.
“They have worked well and have put Albacete and Guadalajara, especially, on a different path than the one offered by the PP mayors, who used the municipalities of Cuenca, Albacete and Guadalajara to lead the opposition to Page,” says Gutiérrez.
In his opinion, “the greatest favour” of the PSOE-CS coalition governments in these towns has been “to get them out of the boycott” of the regional government and place them in “the policy of ‘together we do more'” and he considers that “this is the path that you have to keep walking.”
Gutiérrez, convinced to repeat governments in provincial capitals and in the Junta
For all these reasons, he is convinced that the PSOE will repeat governments in all the provincial capitals and in the Community Board, because “there is nothing that justifies or can jeopardize the loss of confidence” in the current leaders, who “In times of difficulty, where others failed to fulfill their program, they have fulfilled.”
With everything, and although he points out that the polls give “a large majority” for the current regional president, Emiliano García-Page, he warns that “a carambola can have a result that nobody expects.”
For this reason, he adds: “Before regretting the day after, it is better to prevent the day before and vote safely and knowing the risks that may exist.”
By Cristina Serena Trujillo