The dispute over the political space that the En Marea coalition has represented in Galicia since 2015 has reached the Electoral Board. The En Marea party, led by Luis Villares and which has refused to join the coalition of Podemos, IU and Equo for the April 28 elections, has tried to prevent the Electoral Board from preventing its former allies from appearing the Common-United electoral brand we can. The body that watches over the transparency of the elections has denied the request and has rejected the Villares party as a "continuator" of the En Marea coalition, which achieved five deputies in 2015 and 2016 this time in a coalition with Podemos and IU. Now, it will be the Central Electoral Board that has the last word.
The resolution of the provincial Electoral Board, to which eldiario.es has had access, ensures that the term "tide" is "generic" and that "it is not identification by themselves". And it uses the own challenge document of Luis Villares, judge on leave, to remember that En Marea was the name that was used in the last general elections.
"It is not accredited," adds the agency, that the political party 'En Marea' is 'continuator' of the electoral coalition of the same name. "
Luis Villares's party based its objection that En Común-Unidas Podemos has among its members a party called "Tides in Coún". An organization that registered in the summer of 2018 when the political space that had clustered around the coalition in original tide had exploded through the air.
In 2015, Podemos, IU and Anova formed a coalition in Galicia under the name "En Marea", which managed to be the second most voted force in the general elections on that December 20. The space was the heir of the municipalist candidacies that, in May of that year, had won the mayoralties of Santiago, A Coruña or Ferrol.
For the electoral repetition of 2016 to the coalition the instrumental game En Marea was added. The idea, as it happened later, was that the same space was presented to the Galician elections of October of that year. The autonomic candidacy was headed by Luis Villares, who then took control of the instrumental party.
Since then, space has suffered the internal crises of its own organizations. First, the dispute over the control of Podemos. Then, the decision of Anova to withdraw from the general election and to convene a National Assembly after the municipal elections on May 26.
In the primary to choose the direction of En Marea, Villares he took control of the party instrumental, which has become established as a game to use. The process was about to end in the Office of the Prosecutor.
In the general elections of April 28, there will be two candidacies competing, supposedly, for the same space. The one of Podemos and IU, that will be headed by Yolanda Díaz and it will be called In Common-United We Can. And that of En Marea, whose headline by A Coruña will be Ana Seijas.