Ángel Gabilondo will be the PSOE candidate if the elections are finally held in the Community of Madrid on May 4. This has been transferred by the secretary general, José Manuel Franco, of the Madrid federation by showing his support “without fissures” to the spokesman in the Madrid Assembly in the two possible scenarios: the celebration of a motion of censure that takes him to the Door del Sol or as head of the PSOE list for the third time at the polls. elDiario.es advanced this Thursday that the management of Pedro Sánchez opted to repeat with the same headliner. “Madrid needs a different government”, has expressed the socialist aspirant.
The PSOE recovers Gabilondo as a candidate if there are elections
Franco has appeared with Gabilondo while the regional executive met telematically to transfer the decision and settle the internal debate. “It is an extraordinary honor to be able to be a candidate in the appropriate place, in a motion of censure or an election,” Gabilondo said once the PSOE-M has made his candidacy official, at the expense of the organic process that will be opened for the primaries and the subsequent ratification of the candidacy by Ferraz.
“Madrid needs a government, a different government. That is why we call on all groups and individuals that are part of this incorporation project, which is always the Socialist Party for a policy of progress and freedom, that is, of justice”, Gabilondo has said after Ayuso assured that in the elections it is decided between “freedom or socialism.”
In the PSOE they have been assuming that the electoral advance is a plausible option after a euphoric start on Wednesday in which the leadership was convinced that the elections would be annulled by the courts. Franco has explained that they continue to trust in the possibility that the processing of the motion of censure will prosper, but has assured that they will abide by what justice says. Gabilondo has assured that the call for elections is “irresponsible” in the midst of a pandemic and with a social and economic crisis situation.
Gabilondo, who won the elections in May 2019 but could not govern due to a PP agreement with Ciudadanos and Vox, will once again face Isabel Díaz Ayuso at the polls if the courts finally endorse the electoral advance. The current socialist spokesman in the Madrid Assembly was on his way out. The PSOE assumed that he would not repeat as headliner in 2023 and had even proposed him as Ombudsman in the failed negotiations with the PP for the renewal of the constitutional bodies that were blown up three weeks ago by Pablo’s veto Married to the members proposed by United We Can.
That situation had triggered the cabals in the Madrid federation in which many leaders advocated taking advantage of the electoral advance to change the candidate: either looking for an ‘Illa effect’ with a signing or a new profile to promote as a bet for the future.