Pepu Hernández resigns. Until now, the PSOE spokesman in the Madrid City Council abandons his minutes in the middle of the legislature, as he has communicated to his colleagues in the municipal group in a meeting called at 9:30 am.
Hernández’s resignation comes two years before the elections at a time when Pedro Sánchez has begun a profound renewal in the Government and in the party that will culminate in mid-October in the 40th Congress of the PSOE. In the socialist ranks, the departure of Hernández was expected, who reaped the worst electoral result of the formation in the 2019 municipal elections, obtaining only eight councilors. The signing of Sánchez to the former basketball coach never convinced the socialist ranks, although he easily prevailed in the primaries.
The PSOE of Madrid – piloted since May by a provisional manager after the departure of José Manuel Franco due to the bump in advance of the community elections – is also immersed in a process of organic renewal. The primaries to elect the new leader will be on October 23 and there are already four candidates: the deputy Juan Lobato; the mayor of Fuenlabrada, Javier Ayala; memorial lawyer Eduardo Ranz; and the general secretary in Paracuellos del Jarama, Eva Llarandi.