Sumar angers its partners with its expansion plans

Sumar's territorial deployment is likely to be complicated in the coming months. The party that seeks a territorial implementation combined between the strength of its partner organizations and the aspiration to be the party that has active militancy as its driving force finds itself with two territories where they defend their territorial roots above the state brand.

Más Madrid and Compromís are Díaz's allies who have raised their voices in recent days amid the alarm that Díaz's supporters are seeking to settle in their respective communities, where these formations understand that they are the hegemonic forces of the alternative space to the PSOE. A reflection that, above all, comes after Sumar's failure in his first debut, in the Galician elections on February 18. Given the poor results, both parties immediately pointed out that “the organizational strength” and the “territorial roots” of their brands are the magic formulas to run in the elections, skills that Sumar still lacks.

This week, Sumar announced a series of assemblies in various territories of the country and this is precisely what irritated its main partners. The assemblies announced in Valencia and Madrid. This is a series of debate meetings prior to the general assembly that the party will hold in Madrid on March 23. The announced events serve to organize the political and organizational structuring process of the party. From the Valencian formation they expressed their discomfort at what they see as an attempt to “compete electorally”, despite the fact that all the formations signed before the July elections not to face each other in elections. In the Valencian party they do recognize that since they are not formally integrated into Sumar -they will not participate in the founding assembly-, they can try it in Valencia, but they warn you due to the lack of experience in the territory.

The process has been similar in Madrid, where the party also announced assemblies that have angered the party of the Minister of Health, Mónica García. Más Madrid has always claimed its capacity in the capital and has demonstrated it in two consecutive elections by establishing itself as an opposition party above the PSOE. Training sources criticize the fact that they have started with the strategy of territorial implementation in communities where there is already a hegemonic force. In the party, Díaz is clearly warned, when differentiating the Sumar project, where they see its strength at the state level. They also reiterate the political and organizational support of Más Madrid for the national project, while claiming their space in the Community. Precisely, the spokesperson for Más Madrid in the Assembly, Manuela Berguerot, criticized on her networks that her party is the only “consolidated, growing and functioning” party in the region. The deputy spokesperson, Emiliano Delgado, did the same, sending a notice to sailors. “Here there is a rooted force, without tutelage and with a future: More Madrid. Those who confuse generosity with candor are wrong.”

Sumar's response to the demands of its partners is, for the moment, lukewarm. Although they assured that there would be no “electoral competition”, at the moment they are in the interest of talking to all parties. Given the space they claim, it will depend on “the agreements reached with each political force,” the party explains. It will depend on the “relationship” that each party opts for with Sumar, and they will see each case with each party and in each territory.