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Iglesias assures that the “leadership” of Yolanda Díaz is not enough in the current “ideological battle”

“The result is very bad, of course you have to be self-critical.” Pablo Iglesias has been very concerned this Monday about the result that United We Can have obtained in Castilla y León, where the party has been left with only one seat, compared to the two it had until now, and despite the fact that it was in coalition with United Left after filing separately in 2019.

The coalition of Podemos and IU worsens the result obtained alone and remains with a single seat

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In an interview on RAC1, the former vice president lamented that “with a very good candidate”, after the rise in the Minimum Wage, the labor reform “in general terms beneficial for workers”, United We Can have been left with a “very little 5%”.

In addition, he has pointed out that although there is consensus in betting on “broad front formulas, on a leadership like Yolanda’s that reaches many more sectors”, that may not be enough: “It is evident that with the harshness of the ideological battle in In these times, I believe that this alone is not going to be enough and there are reasons for us all to be very concerned”.

Several leaders of United We Can have also valued the result of the formation, such as the Minister of Consumption and leader of IU, Alberto Garzón, who has expressed “concern” about the result of the elections in Castilla y León and believes that the left, ” in particular”, you should study them carefully. For his part, the leader of the PCE and deputy spokesman for United We Can in Congress, Enrique Santiago, has indicated that the confederal space has to “work very hard” after the setback experienced in these elections.

In turn, the Minister of Social Rights and leader of Podemos, Ione Belarra, has criticized the PP for bringing forward the Castilla y León elections, due to its “ultra drift” that has only served to “swell” Vox.

Also the candidate of the formation and national spokesman for Podemos, Pablo Fernández, has recognized this Monday that the results have been bad despite having carried out a good campaign, made invisible at times, in his opinion, for not having been able, among other things. participate in electoral debates.

Fernández has insisted on the same line as the other party leaders when asked about the future of the formation and has defended that a broad front is “the only possible way”.

Yolanda Díaz, for her part, has taken about 24 hours to make a statement. The second vice president, who only participated in a campaign event with the candidate and was not present at the closing, last Friday, has indicated this Monday as “bad news” that Vox has positioned itself as the third force in the community and that their votes are essential for the PP to govern, for which he has called for “deep reflection”.

“There is a debate between the Spain that is growing and the Spain that is shrinking: depopulation, the climatic emergency, infrastructure and basic services are real problems and must be addressed in a new country project,” says Díaz on Twitter. The also Minister of Labor plans precisely to launch her candidacy for the general elections scheduled for 2023 with a project that surpasses United We Can.

“Citizens who want changes and demand transformation ambition are there waiting. We just have to look at the right place and live up to it,” concludes Díaz.

Worse results than in 2019

In 2019 Izquierda Unida was left out of the autonomous parliament and Podemos obtained two prosecutors: one for León and the other for Burgos. Three years later, the owner of that seat for the Leonese province, Pablo Fernández, has presented himself for Valladolid as the coalition’s candidate for president of the Board. And only that change of province has allowed it to maintain its representation in the Cortes, because United We Can has only obtained one attorney for Valladolid and has lost the ones it had for León and Burgos.

The coalition articulated its campaign around depopulation and the lack of opportunities in the region. And precisely it has been strongly damaged by the irruption of the formations of the Empty Spain with which it shared that same discourse. United We Can also tried to compete at the polls with the PSOE despite the fact that it is the party with which the country is governed, and it has not gone well either. However, the coalition has remained around the 5% that Podemos achieved alone in 2019.