Just as the party faces a difficult electoral campaign for the Community of Madrid from which the CIS and other surveys leave them out, Ciudadanos is about to lose the only autonomous government that managed to preside after the last elections on May 26, 2019. The unexpected decision of the party led by Inés Arrimadas to expel Eduardo de Castro, mayor-president of the City from the formation Autonomous of Melilla, which the Citizens’ disciplinary regime commission accuses of “failing to comply with the party’s guidelines” and of “having concealed his status as a defendant in a criminal procedure of extraordinary gravity”, has unleashed a strong internal storm. De Castro expresses his amazement at the treatment that his own party is giving him, which he accuses of using him “as a scapegoat” to present themselves as the “champions of regeneration and the fight against corruption” in elections that “they know that they have losses. ” In statements to elDiario.es De Castro assures that he does not plan to resign from his positions. “I do not understand why my own party lends itself to the lynching that the PP has been subjecting me to during these years,” he laments.