“Mega demonstration” today of the PP in Madrid to knock out the legislature

Thousands of citizens have gathered in the streets of Madrid to attend the demonstration called this Sunday by the PP against the amnesty. A move that seemed risky for the PP leadership. The reason? If it goes well, it means that it has to be the largest of the street protests held so far in this legislature with the aim of amnesty for the independence leaders. Above all, because they are fighting against the result of the last Catalan elections, which President Pedro Sánchez claims as confirmation that his policies with sovereignty, and this includes the amnesty, were correct.

The amnesty will be voted on next week in the Congress of Deputies, before entering the BOE and being ready for application. In the demonstration called today in Madrid, President Pedro Sánchez and the president of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, will measure their strength in the street before the 9J event. AND To make this call a success, the PP has to overcome the fatigue of militancy with so many electoral events and so many calls for protests. Besides, good weather is seen as a threat because it encourages people to go to the beach rather than get involved in the device organized by the party's territorial structures to “fill” Madrid. Buses will come from all over, the main active leaders will be there, and also the two former presidents, Rajoy and Aznar.

In Genoa they have more confidence than in some territorial structures about the grade that the call exam will receive today. For the popular ones it is very important to strike a blow in the street in a week in which Moncloa has channeled two messages: that it has lost control of the situation with the way of handling the diplomatic crisis with Argentina, then the Israel, and its absolute parliamentary loneliness.

Feijóo has already dropped, to heat up the last electoral battle of this cycle, which If the PSOE loses these elections, that defeat should be read as confirmation that the legislature is suspended. There are two opposing forces working to see who takes control of the climate of opinion under which the vote will be held. From the socialist side, the strength is an unqualified optimism about the consequences of the Catalan elections, both in terms of the new government of Salvador Illa and in what affects the retirement of the independence leaders who led the “procés.” The PP, however, believes that after 9J the process of decomposition of Sánchez's alliances will accelerate and there will be a Government subjected to an assisted breathing situation that will last as long as Puigdemont wants.

Sánchez has so many open fronts that, even with the resilience he boasts of, it seems very difficult for him to be able to overcome all the stones on the path., even with Illa's investiture already in place. Furthermore, the amnesty is approved next week, and a debate that has been overshadowed by the diplomatic crises and the electoral results in Catalonia will return to the fore, with Puigdemont as captain of the independence movement that “does not resign.”

Besides, Today's demonstration is a test of strength for Pedro Sánchez, but also for Santiago Abascal after last Sunday he set the agenda with the congress to which he invited leaders of the extreme right, and in which the Argentine president, Javier Milei, took advantage of the forum to insult Sánchez and his wife, Begoña Gómez. Today the PP also has the opportunity to measure itself in the street against these polarizing or extremist policies, and do so from what they call “a policy of moderation”, which is not with Milei, but neither with Pedro Sánchez.

The importance that the PP attaches to the results of this electoral campaign is reflected in the agenda of the popular leader, who returns to the street with the same frenzy that he already showed in the last general elections. The single constituency that marks this electoral test annuls the disproportion of the remains with the votes, because each ballot is worth the same regardless of where it is issued.

The PP is in its fight with Voxparty that has a very resistant electoral soilbut the calls for attention that he is making in the campaign are very difficult to continue over time and end up creating a current of opinion. Something similar to the PSOE happens to Abascal's people, whose deadline is in the next regional and municipal elections. because they can be a vote reaper that leaves them out of the game. Unless in the coming months they make a social comeback that allows them to recover the space that they seem to be losing in the autonomous governments they have entered.

For now, The test is today, with the value of a plebisciteand nothing that is lower in participation than the last rallies held by the popular will be seen as a success.