Madrid (EFE) they fear losing regional governments like that of La Rioja.
The President of the Government and leader of the PSOE, Pedro Sánchez, is holding a rally this Saturday in Valencia, one of the key places in the battle for the regional and municipal elections on May 28.
Various socialist sources practically take it for granted that the PSOE will continue to lead the Government of the Valencian Community with Ximo Puig as president, despite the tightness of the polls, but they recognize more difficulties in becoming the first force in the Valencia City Council.
Currently, the PSOE is in charge of nine regional governments and governs more than 2,800 municipalities, including 22 provincial capitals, figures that the Socialists hope to maintain and even increase with new conquests such as Barcelona or Zaragoza, a mayor’s office that has become the new socialist dream
Sources from Ferraz and the Aragonese PSOE agree that the socialist candidate, Lola Ranera, has many options to be the new mayoress of Zaragoza.
To do this, they rely on the possibility that the PP will not be able to add enough support, not even with Vox, while the PSOE could count on Chunta Aragonesista if this formation finally obtains its own municipal group.
In regional key, Aragonese PSOE sources point out that the president, Javier Lambán, will have to fight to revalidate his position and will depend largely on the percentage of undecided, which currently stands at between 15 and 20%.
The same sources comment that the Socialists are holding talks with Teruel Existe to envision possible scenarios after 28M.
One of them would consist of providing Teruel Existe, on the part of the PSOE, with the reins of the Teruel City Council (as long as the PP does not obtain an absolute majority there) and allowing the entry of this party into the autonomous government with ministries such as territorial structuring if Lambán is president again.
Castilla la Mancha
In Castilla-La Mancha, the objective of the PSOE is to achieve an absolute majority so that the president, Emiliano García-Page, continues to lead, since in that Parliament it is very difficult for more than three forces to enter and the possible sum of PP and Vox seriously threatens the continuity of the socialist baron, even winning votes.
But the regional government that the Socialists most fear losing is that of La Rioja, currently led by Concha Andreu, since most surveys predict that there will be an electoral turnaround in favor of the PP.
And what the vast majority of socialist sources consulted agree on is the great difficulty of displacing the PP from the governments of the Community of Madrid and the City Council of the capital.