The secretary general of the PP, Teodoro García Egea, and the secretary of Institutional Action of Citizens, José María Espejo-Saavedra, held a first meeting in Congress on “cross-cutting alliances” with which the orange formation wants to face to nationalism in the regional elections of Catalonia, the Basque Country and Galicia. However, in that meeting the PP has focused on adding the first two communities, excluding Galicia, something that Cs considers “worrying”.
Sources of the national leadership of the PP have said that in this meeting “progress has been made in the need for the right-wing center to be linked to the elections, as President (Pablo) Casado has always defended, in the Basque Country and Catalonia.”
Although Espejo-Saavedra has exposed to García Egea the proposal of Cs for a “constitutionalist agreement” with which to attend the elections in the three communities, the ‘popular’ insist on excluding Galicia.
Orange training sources have regretted not having received a “clear answer” in this regard. “We want to know what the PP thinks and Mr. (Pablo) Married of this initiative and we are concerned that they can fold to the thesis of those who prefer to put the acronyms and partisan interests above the general interests of the citizens of these communities “, they have indicated.
In those same terms, the spokeswoman for the Congress, Inés Arrimadas, pronounced this Tuesday morning when, at a press conference, she was asked about the rejection of the president of the Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, to participate in a electoral coalition in this community.
After this first contact between both parties, Cs has assured that he will “fight to give this opportunity to go together with the Spanish constitutionalists of the Basque Country, Galicia and Catalonia” and has indicated that both parties have set out to “speak again in the next hours. “
Also, from the orange formation they have indicated that they have already initiated contacts with “people and entities of civil society” to invite them to participate in the Best United formula, as Arrimadas has named it. Citizens sent letters this Monday to the PP, the PSOE and UPyD, in addition to several civil society organizations, to urge them to join forces in these meetings with the polls.
THE PP CENTERS THE NEGOTIATIONS IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY
At the end of this first contact between PP and Cs, sources of the ‘popular’ dome have pointed out that both parties have agreed on “the need to establish mechanisms for the center-right to be united” in the Basque Country and Catalonia for “the left “,” radicals “or” independentistas “do not take advantage” the fragmentation of vote “. According to the PP, it has been a meeting “cordial and productive within the framework” of the “good relationship” that both maintain.
The Popular Party centers its conversations with Cs in the Basque Country, given that it considers that in the case of Galicia, Feijóo’s candidacy already represents the spirit of ‘Galicia Sum’, according to ‘popular’ sources.
In this sense, Feijoo – who has made ‘official’ this Tuesday before his people who will be eligible for a fourth term – has rejected that coalition with Cs, although he has assured that the doors of the PP are open for both voters and leaders of the orange formation. In his opinion, in Galicia the PPdG formula “is tested” and “what works, is not changed”.
Parallel to these contacts, the National Electoral Committee of the PP – presided by the Valencian Belén Hoyo – has appointed Alberto Núñez Feijóo and Alfonso Alonso on Tuesday as candidates for the Galician and Basque party.
As reported by the PP, the electoral body of the PP has approved these two nominations at the proposal of Pablo Casado, who has also commissioned García Egea to seek “formulas for collaboration with Citizens in the next election dates”, as reported by the ‘popular’ it’s a statement. Until now García Egea had conversations with the oranges, although informally.