The PP raises 9J to the level of a final blow to Sánchez

The PP gives a twist to its campaign strategy to present Sunday's vote as the turning point that could mark the beginning of the end of the mandate of the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez. Órdago in a big way with the polls that continue to anticipate a slight advantage in favor of the PP, except for the CIS, which is the only poll that grants victory to the PSOE, as is usual in all electoral contests.

This tactical reaction of the PP was motivated by the interview that Susanna Griso did yesterday with Alberto Núñez Feijóo in “Espejo Público”, and in which the president of the PP explained that, once 9J passes, depending on the result, he will evaluate all the tools at your disposal to combat the continuity of Pedro Sánchez in Moncloa. And one of them, logically, is the motion of censure.

The political board is so open, especially because of what may come from Catalonia starting next Monday, and the positioning of Junts, that the PP cannot rule out this measure in the remainder of the legislature, although Feijóo did not commit to promoting it either. . What he said was that, depending on the circumstances, they will assess its usefulness. But they will not present it if it is to lose it, as Vox did twice in the last legislature. A decision that the popular people harshly criticized because they understood that it was a movement that only served to give Sánchez air in his most difficult moments.

In that sense, the popular leader clarified yesterday, in the interview with Susanna Griso, that to use the option of the motion of censure as a tool to evict Sánchez, you must first wait to have the appropriate context and think about what can be useful in that context. ambit.

His ambiguity does not hide a repositioning with respect to the position he expressed in April, when he ruled out that there was room to move forward with a motion because it would not have the necessary support. «If the social majority that censures Sánchez's policies and political and economic corruption becomes an electoral majority on June 9, citizens will see the end of the tunnel closer. What tools are we going to use? “Those that we consider appropriate.”

The left turned these statements around to present them as proof of an alleged pact between the PP and Junts, a distraction mechanism with which to cover up the amnesty and its impunity pact with the independence movement to move forward with the investiture of Pedro Sánchez.

There is no agreement between the PP and Junts, nor any formal negotiation on a motion of censure, at most there are movements by Puigdemont's party to test the terrain while waiting to see what happens with the distribution of power in Catalonia.

Junts is speaking with managers, opinion leaders and parties, it is also sending messages to the PP about the supposed consequences that would arise from the fact that the PSC does not accept its demand to facilitate Puigdemont being the new president of the Generalitat, despite that former minister Salvador Illa is the candidate who won the elections.

There are many conditions that do not make it clear what can happen after the European elections. Puigdemont wants to run for the investiture and then force a repeat election to bring together the independence vote. If there are no elections, and Illa wins the Presidency, it will be time to see if the decisions he announced during these weeks were bravado and bluffs or had a real substance.

Until June 10, the date of the constitution of the Parliament of Catalonia, the fight will be fought as a dispute between the sum of the left and the sum of the right, especially to see if extrapolation allows progress. that today, if there were general elections, a government chaired by Feijóo could be formed.

The PP recalled yesterday that putting an alleged pact with Junts in Feijóo's mouth “was already done by the left in Galicia”, where they achieved an absolute majority, and in Catalonia, where they multiplied their result by five. And they also highlighted that “the only certain thing is that the one who has handed everything over to the independentists is Sánchez.”

The PP's mantra for this final stretch of the campaign is that voting for them is the best way to shorten the legislature because it aggravates Sánchez's weakness (who already lost the last municipal and general elections) and would also aggravate his parliamentary weakness. And from this mantra they also appeal to the useful vote within the right, which is working for them with Ciudadanos, but not with Vox. The PP seems to have not yet found the key with which to reduce Vox's power.

The European elections are, in any case, a comfortable framework for the small and more radical parties because, as no government is elected, this call for a useful vote costs more to gain popularity among public opinion. It also helps them that it is a single constituency.

However, beyond these circumstances, the political framework confirms, in any case, that Vox has some electoral niches that show solid loyalty, and that it does not seem that they are going to look towards the PP even if it comes close to the postulates of Santiago Abascal's party on more delicate issues such as migration. Abascal, for example, has raised the discourse to demand “more walls and fewer Moors.” The PP has recovered the idea of ​​the social contract.