The “Feijoo effect” makes the PP grow

The Popular Party continues to advance throughout Spanish territory since Alberto Núñez Feijóo will take over the leadership of the party. Its “effect” has passed through the Basque Country, although in a more measured way, and has led them to grow and absorb part of the constitutionalist vote. obtaining 97,149 supports compared to the 60,650 supports in the last elections.

The popular party had set itself the goal of surpassing the results of 2020, where they achieved six Basque parliamentarians after appearing in coalition with Ciudadanos in a sum that did not add up and whose “failure” was confirmed, even causing one of the orange deputies to end up in the ranks of the party then led by Carlos Iturgaiz who managed, in those four years, to revive the acronym.

The popular party does not manage to exceed double digits, a challenge that they aspired to and that did not materialize since, in the end, they were left with 7 deputies with whom they will try to seek “centrality” although they are left without the possibility of being “decisive.” .

The PP had opted for Javier de Andrésa candidate who managed to win several calls for the general meetings of Álava, even defeating the PNV, who tried to focus the campaign on an economic key in addition to, together with Núñez Feijóo, unmasking the PNV. And it was precisely in his territory, in Álava, where Javier de Andrés managed to add one more parliamentarian, going from 3 in the last legislature to 4. In addition, the number of votes in this territory increased by 10,000, but it was not enough to snatch the seat from Vox, something that was also among its purposes. They have also managed to grow in Vizcaya and Guipúzcoa.

Feijóo – who went up to the Basque Country up to six times – and his barons supported the popular candidate for the Lendakaritza, especially in the final stretch, where they wanted to “export” to the Basque Country the model of “stability and unity” that predominates in the Basque Country. the territories where they govern. For the popular party, the Basque Country continues to be a complicated territory, like Catalonia, and its level of support is much lower than that of other places in Spain, according to party sources, which is why they manage to rise in the three provinces with their own acronym was a “success.”

The popular ones sought to stalk the PNV and unmask it. Feijóo did it after they opposed his investiture, predicting their fall in a territory where, for decades, they have maintained hegemony. To do this, they put the traditional nationalist voter in front of the mirror, whom they warned that his vote would go directly to endorsing left-wing policies such as those of Bildu or those of Yolanda Díaz. However, its continuous appeal to the nationalist voter did not help the PP to advance further in the distribution of seats.

With the seven seats achieved, according to the Basque Popular Party, they will try to be “decisive” to condition the policies that are implemented in the new legislature.

Javier de Andrés celebrated the rise of his party in the regional elections and advanced that this result is a preview of his “important comeback” and “repositioning” in the Basque Country.

The general secretary of the PP, Cuca Gamarra, valued the results and assured that, although they have grown, «“We are demanding and we want more, to be protagonists in Basque politics and to continue maintaining the upward trend.” Furthermore, he assured that they will continue to be “the moral alternative that the Basque Country needs” and warned that governability “cannot depend on those who want to continue breaking it.”

For the PP “it is not good news” that EH Bildu has achieved the largest result in history” and stressed that, since Sánchez has been in La Moncloa “it has not stopped growing” while the rest of the government parties have lost strength. “All this is thanks to Pedro Sánchez and the PSOE who have made it so that today a part of Basque society sees it as absolutely normal.”