Podemos held its third Citizen’s Assembly, online due to the COVID19 crisis, this week. Iglesias got re-elected as leader by a whopping 92%. However, only 11% of party members bothered to vote, so maybe he isn’t as popular as he thinks he is. The low turnout may have been influenced by the fact that he only had one opponent, a nobody called Fernando Barredo. Nobody had ever heard of this Fernando before, he was obviously Continue reading Iglesias just got re-elected in a landslide and got permission for a pay-rise to boot
The PSOE have held their internal elections to elect a new leader and the party has chosen… Pedro Sánchez. Again. Against the wishes of the leadership. Who was the leader of the PSOE until he was forced out last year by the party leadership, resulting in this election. Which he seems to have won by a very comfortable margin, beating our very own Susana (President of Andalucia) and Patxi López (President of somewhere oop north). Continue reading The PSOE elect a new leader – who happens to be the old leader….
The investiture of Susana Diaz as President of the Junta de Andalucía looks like it may happen after all, after Cuidadanos confirmed it was in advanced negotiations with the PSOE to back them. The throwing onto the dustheap of history of ex-Presidents Chaves and Griñán (both are wanted by Justice over allegations that they siphoned off billions when running the joint, but their Parliamentary Privilege has so far protected them) unblocked negotiations with Cuidadanos. Podemos Continue reading Cuidadanos prepares to back PSOE’s Susana for President of Andalusia
Andalusia came out of the recent election with a hung parliament, and Susana Diaz of the PSOE party continues running round all the opposition parties to see if she can put together some sort of coalition ahead of next weeks investiture. If she can’t get support, she won’t be voted in as President of Andalusia and the region will continue without a parliament. In order to rule, the PSOE has to make a coalition with Continue reading Who will rule Andalusia?
Rumours are spreading that the elections to the Junta de Andalucia may be bought forwards to coincide with the May municipal elections after President Susana Diaz ordered all provincial PSOE heads to a secret lunch next Tuesday. https://twitter.com/JaviRivero/status/556865252936388608 If she wants to convoke elections for May, then she must announce them before the 27th of January. The lunch is being held just before a meeting of the Andalucian council of government, and the law stipulates Continue reading Early Andalucian election alarm bells ring