No plumbing cordon against the extreme right in Andalusia

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Juanma Moreno (People's Party, on the left) and Francisco Serrano (Vox), in Seville, on January 2nd.
Juanma Moreno (People's Party, on the left) and Francisco Serrano (Vox), in Seville, on January 2nd. JOSE MANUEL VIDAL / EPA

Hardly has she entered the elections, she is already supporting the power. The extreme Spanish judge ends thirty-six years of uninterrupted rule of the Socialist Party in Andalusia. The popular party (PP, right) will take over power in Seville, in coalition with Ciudadanos (liberal), and supported by the votes of the far-right party Vox. On Wednesday, January 9, at the end of the afternoon, the PP signed two bilateral agreements. The first between the PP and Ciudadanos details the government's program, strongly of 90 measures, that the two parties, who gathered 47 out of 109 regional delegates together during the elections of 2 December, commit to joining during the legislature. put.

The second, signed a few minutes later between the PP and the Vox, is limited to a nomination agreement, with 37 points, often vague and rhetorical formulations. It will give the candidate of the conservatives, Juanma Moreno, the certainty that the majority of the votes in the Andalusian Chamber will become the head of government from next week.

Training still ultra-confidential a few months ago, Vox has managed a surprise election breakthrough December 2, will receive 12 seats. Since then, the party has managed to immediately blow up a possible cordon sanitation on the mediascene because it can exist elsewhere in Europe. A revolution on a national political scene that up to now had no extreme right.

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"Today the change in Andalusia begins after almost forty years of monopolistic power by the socialists", Moreno welcomed in a press conference, promising "A government of reform, transformation and change," That "Will conduct dialogue with all political forces, including Vox". Mention of the "Complexity" negotiations, he acknowledged that "In order to reach an agreement, we all had to give up something".

In recent days, the possibility of an agreement with Vox seemed indeed complicated, with the latter insisting on two requirements: the abolition of the law on gender-based violence, which is part of the anti-feminist crusade, and a negotiation. including a "photo for three" with Ciudadanos. He finally has neither.

"Less dirty"

Ciudadanos has at all times refused to negotiate directly with Vox in order not to harm his centrist vocation, both in Spain – where he wants to hold the key to all regional governments of the right and left after the local elections in May thereafter – in Europe, where its partners in the liberal group are concerned about an agreement with the extreme right. "The agreement [entre le PP et Vox] do not take part in the coalition government nor, of course, the deputies of Ciudadanos "On Wednesday, the Secretary General of the Liberal Party, José Manuel Villegas, repeated.