Pedro Sánchez’s PSOE is a raft of oil compared to the turbulent times that other general secretaries have suffered. Gone are the convulsive federal committees riddled with reproaches that lasted entire weekends. The counterpowers in the party have disappeared by the grace of the primaries since Pedro Sánchez prevailed not only against Susana Díaz, but also against the factual powers of socialism. The reform of the statutes to shield itself has given it more power than a PSOE leader has ever had. And to that is added the presidency of the Government. Public criticism is conspicuous by its absence and the secretary general has reached the point of placing one of his ministers as a candidate for the PSC, which is formally another party. Only in very specific moments do critical voices grow stronger among what remains of the baronies, mainly Emiliano García-Page from Castilla-La Mancha and Javier Lambán in Aragon. It is not that there are no reproaches to Sánchez, to some of his decisions and especially to his partners, but rather that the party is configured more than ever around the image of its leader.