The candidates of Pablo Iglesias cover the lists of Podemos for the Congress and the Senate of the next generals

The candidates of Pablo Iglesias cover the lists of Podemos for the Congress and the Senate of the next generals

The general secretary of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, and his team have filled all the main posts of the candidates for the Congress and the Senate of the next general elections, according to the results of some primary controversies that have been developed with little competition, and with a participation of only 12% of the registered census.

Specifically, the candidacy of Iglesias to be the head of the list for Madrid and candidate for the Presidency of the Government has achieved 89.3% of the total votes, in a primary in which he was the only possible winner for this position, before the impossibility of its rivals to obtain the necessary guarantees to officially postulate.

And as for his list, called 'Team Pablo Iglesias-Yes you can', composed mainly by affinities and with little representation from the rest of the party's currents, the candidates for the Congress have managed to position themselves as the first l05 most voted. As for the Senate, the most supported in all the districts also belong to this list.

The most voted candidates, after Iglesias, were number two and parliamentary spokesperson, Irene Montero; the Secretary of Organization, Pablo Echenique; the canary deputy Alberto Rodriguez; the deputy speaker at the Congress, Ione Belarra; the secretary of Civil Society, Rafa Mayoral; and the co-speaker of the Executive and Secretary of Participation, Noelia Vera.


This candidature only competed with virtually unknown independent candidates, grouped in the so-called 'White List', and against which promoted the organization in the Valencian Community, 'The country that we can', led by the deputy 'errejonista' Àngela Ballester, after criticizing the hasty deadlines and the elective system of elective primary elections, and unsuccessfully request their stay.

Ballester, who competed for the district of Valencia, has finally achieved 15.7% of the support, ranking as the 106th candidate in number of votes, behind the seven candidates proposed by Iglesias for the Valencian list. The next candidate of the Valencian list that stood up to Iglesias appears in the 117th place, with 12.5% ​​of the votes.

The state leadership approved the holding of this process as a matter of urgency, still in full campaign of the Andalusian elections, and arguing his decision on the need to be prepared to face a possible electoral advance.

This decision did not like the current Anticapitalitas –the current more to the left of Podemos–, which also called for the paralysis of the primaries but, given the refusal of the management, decided to distance themselves from the process and not present a list.

Even so, the purple leader has claimed the presence in his list of people close to this sector, in reference to the deputy of the Assembly of Madrid, Isabel Serra, and the state leader Beatriz Gimeno, both dissociated from the Anticapitalists for some time.


The integration of En Marea's Galician deputy Ángela Rodríguez, who is the only candidate on the list of churches that supported the former number two of the Íñigo Errejón party in the Vistalegre II Assembly, has also been highlighted.

In this way, the rest of deputies who supported the Madrid deputy are not going to repeat the legislature in Congress, starting with Errejón himself, who will compete in the autonomies to take over the Presidency of the Community of Madrid.

In fact, only 24 of the 46 parliamentarians that Podemos currently has in Congress – without counting those of its confluence partners from IU, En Comú, En Marea and Equo – repeat in the lists for the Congress, according to the data collected by Europa Press.

And in the Senate, only one senator of the ten elect ones that Podemos has – that is to say, without counting with the ones of autonomic designation – aspires to conserve its seat in the generals. It's María Concepción Palencia, from Álava.


Specifically, the list of churches that has won the primaries includes its main collaborators in the Executive, such as Echenique, which opens as a candidate for the Congress in Zaragoza; the speaker in Congress – currently on maternity leave – Irene Montero (Madrid); or his deputy spokesperson, Ione Belarra (Navarra).

Similarly, the secretary of Communication, Juanma del Olmo (Valladolid); the secretary of Institutional Action, Gloria Elizo (Madrid); the secretary of Civil Society, Rafael Mayoral (Madrid); the Secretary of Participation, Noelia Vera (Cádiz); the secretary of Equality, Feminisms and LGTBI, Sofía Fernández Castañón (Asturias); the Secretariat of Plurinationality and Territorial Diversity, María Pita Cárdenes (Las Palmas); and the Secretary of Social Policies, Pilar Garrido (Guipúzcoa).

Also repeating the deputies without charges in the Executive Alberto Ródríguez (Las Palmas); Amparo Botejara (Badajóz); Txema Guijarro (Alicante); Antón Gómez Reino (La Coruña); Ángela Rodríguez (Pontevedra); Alicia Ramos (Barcelona); Carmen Valido (Las Palmas); Ana Marcello (León); David Carracedo (Vizcaya); Teresa Arévalo (Todelo); Juan Antonio Delgado (Cádiz); Javier Sánchez (Murcia); Rita Bosaho (Alicante); Mar García Puig (Barcelona); and Isabel Franco (Cádiz).

Regarding the new additions to the list of churches, apart from Echenique, they stand out in the Secretariat of Organization, Fran Casamayor (Albacete); and the aforementioned Pilar Garrido (Guipúzcoa), who along with senators Óscar Guardingo (Barcelona) and Miren Gorrochategui (Vizcaya) wants to try to change the Upper House for the Low.

The general secretary of Podemos in Extremadura, Álvaro Jaén; or the doctor in Right and professor of the University of Valencia Héctor Illueca, very next to Churches.


Among the absences, in addition to that of Errejón, include that of his relatives Tania Sánchez, who will accompany Errejón in Madrid; Judge Juan Pedro Yllanes, candidate for the Presidency of the Balearic Islands; or the secretary of International Relations, Pablo Bustinduy, who will leave the Congress for the European Parliament, after being elected head of the party's list for the European elections.

Neither will Sergio Pascual, Auxiliadora Honorato, Eduardo Maura, Ana Terrón, Alberto Montero, Miguel Vila, Nagua Alba or Segundo González –among other deputies who in Vistalegre II supported Errejón–, nor the ex-leader and co-founder of the party, Carolina Bescansa, who plans to leave his seat before the end of the legislature.


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