The left “rethinks” to stop its collapse

From Pedro Sánchez's reflection and subsequent decision to continue leading the Government, another has immediately emerged on the left and it is the one that is setting off alarm bells in Sumar at the moment. In the minority partner of the coalition there is a feeling that the President of the Government has taken this time of analysis to return with more strength and “unite” not only his own party but also his militancy in the face of the upcoming processes. electoral. An operation to strengthen the left-wing voter that also seeks to gain a foothold in the electorate further to the left, which is the one that Sumar represents today and that is badly hurt in its few months of life by the difficulty of building a unitary space and that It has two electoral failures.

A reflection that emerges in all sectors of Sumar, where they now begin to work with this horizon in their political and organizational definition in the face of the political cycle that is opening and, above all, in how to once again be the “channels” of boredom. citizen with traditional political options. At the Sumar headquarters it is really believed that Sánchez's steps can strengthen the PSOE in the short term, although it is warned that this decision, to continue and fight the battle, can also have a negative impact on the socialists in the long term if There is no legislative change. Furthermore, those around Díaz warn the PSOE that an attempt to “bite” their left could be negative for them, if the Sumar voter, instead of going to the PSOE, abstains.

In the alternative left space, we are already working with the leaf of a cyclical moment in which PSOE and PP once again occupy a predominant role compared to the “crutch” spaces and see few options for a “turnaround” in the most imminent, the Catalan and European elections. In the first, Sumar assumes that the progressive vote will be concentrated in the PSOE, while the independence struggle will remain alive. In the European elections, they also see a battle for socialists and popular within a European context marked by the rise of the right. However, in the alternative left, the political analysis of the future is treated calmly, understanding that once the next elections take place, there will be a stage of “electoral stability” in which they will be able to build a party with peace of mind, according to several sources.

A source from the space points to the need for the left to “debate what it wants to be when it grows up” once they have seen both in this period of “reflection” and with the last elections in Galicia and the Basque Country the collapse of the alternative left to the PSOE. The demobilization of the voter of this sign worries Sumar, and the latest CIS survey has reflected that the voter of Yolanda Díaz is already looking for other political options. 43.7% of those who voted for Sumar in the general elections would take the same ballot, but 17.8% would go to the PSOE and 14.5% would opt for Podemos. While 13.1% are not clear and 3.7% would abstain. This demobilization is one of the issues that Movimiento Sumar – which has just approved its political executive – will seek to provide a solution in the short term. It is Íñigo Errejón, the person responsible for political analysis and discourse, who will deal with the challenge first-hand. At the same time, Movimiento Sumar needs to bring together all possible hands and neither IU, Más Madrid, or the commons have yet taken the step to enter Yolanda Díaz's party due to the distrust due to Sumar's first steps. The party entrusts a historical leader of IU, Lara Hernández, with the difficult task of linking all the parties within Sumar, which wants to be the “common house” on the left. Those around the vice president explain that after the European elections they hope to be able to resume negotiations with the parties to join them in their executive (they will have 30% of power). Here the final photo will be important, although Podemos will not enter Sumar, the parties that support Díaz have already warned that in the face of elections all political actors must be involved “so that not a single vote is left at home.”

IU is now experiencing a decisive process, facing the renewal of its coordinator this month after the departure of Alberto Garzón. It will be in its 18th Federal Assembly where the party defines its political strategy and relationship with both the PSOE and Sumar after the latest tensions with those of Díaz.

The Commons, Sumar's Catalan brand, are the first to electorally confront the PSOE at the polls. An election in which, according to sources close to the candidacy of Jéssica Albiach, it will be possible to see whether or not this socialist strategy of regrouping the progressive voter has an effect.