Tuesday, May 17

The opposition of Castilla y León starts the legislature facing each other on account of the PP pact with Vox

The opposition parties in the Cortes of Castilla y León, specifically PSOE, Unión del Pueblo Leonés and Soria Ya, have started the new legislature very far apart on account of the PP pact with the extreme right of Vox and the result of the first voting, the election of the Table of the Cortes.

UPL and Soria They have already had to come out to defend their abstention in the vote for the presidency of the autonomous parliament this Thursday, where the extreme right took office thanks to the pact between Vox and PP, which also allows their entry into the Government of Alfonso Fernandez Manueco. The criticisms of their vote received from the PSOE and on social networks, which they attribute to a campaign by the Socialists, have forced both parties to clarify the voting system and defend their position.

Leonese Carlos Pollán is already the second authority in Castilla y León thanks to the 44 votes of Vox and PP, which add up to an absolute majority. The socialist Ana Sánchez received 30 votes, from PSOE, United We Can and Citizens, and there were 7 abstentions from the rest of the parties. The abstention votes of UPL and Soria They have already received criticism from the PSOE for understanding that they “put themselves in profile” before the entry of the extreme right in the government of the institutions.

The PSOE was the main victim of the great electoral result of last February 13 in the provinces of León and Soria. In this last province, Soria already swept the PP, and above all, the PSOE, which it relegated as the third political force. And in León, the rise of the UPL Leonists caused the PSOE to lose two seats and almost 30,000 votes.

UPL and Soria They have already justified their abstention and do not support the socialist candidacy with the fact that, according to the regulations of the Cortes, there is no possibility of voting ‘no’ for a candidate, but simply voting in favor of a name or abstention. And they have done it by spreading practically the same tweets with that argument. But the leader of the PSOE of Castilla y León, Luis Tudanca, reproached these parties that, in his opinion, have “put themselves in profile” before the entry of the extreme right in the Government, “We will fight the extreme right until the last breath, very hard, even if we have a knot in the stomach,” he said.

Soria Ya, who was negotiating his support with the PP until the last moment in case there was no agreement with Vox, has defended himself by arguing that “by not supporting any (of the candidates), we have voted blank.” And UPL justify their position in that neither of the two parties requested their support for the Table and that numerically only the vote of the PSOE could avoid the agreement of the PP with Vox. Historically, the Leonists have abstained from these votes within their position of participating in a limited way in the management of a community that they are committed to splitting into two.

Mixed Group Configuration

In the background of the positions of the parties is also the configuration of the future Mixed Group, which could be two. An issue that remains in the hands of the Table controlled by Vox and the Popular Party. Currently there are 9 representatives of 5 parties for the Mixed Group, but a report from the lawyers would allow a split into two by agreement.

The split into two minority groups would provide more resources to all parties, since all groups have a spokesperson and deputy spokesperson with a fixed salary, in addition to having fixed and variable subsidies (depending on the attorneys) for its ordinary operation.

The possibilities are a Mixed Group between UPL and Soria Since shifts and resources were distributed 50%, each having 3 regional deputies, in talks still incipient and unfinished. The representatives of Por Ávila, United We Can and Citizens would then remain in the other group. It is also not ruled out that there is another configuration that includes one of the two parties –UPL or Soria Ya– with some of the smaller ones. UPL has already lived with the representatives of United We Can and Por Ávila in the last legislature in the Mixed Group.