This will be the second national campaign facing the party that captain Santiago Abascal after in the elections of April 28, they opened in Congress with 24 deputies, a figure that they now aspire to maintain and even increase despite Some surveys predict a drop below 20 seats.
In any case, in Vox they say that they face this new appointment with the polls better prepared and with more resources, and that, in addition, they have a faithful electorate that they trust to maintain: 84% of their voters would vote again, according to some polls , and have increased by 4% the number of affiliates in five months (from 49,000 to 51,000), according to their own data.
But, in addition, they continue looking to add to those voters who are "fed up" that "nothing changes", a voter profile that they already addressed in April and who can perceive in Vox the political force that can do the most damage. " progressive consensus, "say party sources.
In any case, those of Santiago Abascal will not only focus on seeking the vote of the "discontented", but also want to try to "excite" people and do so on the basis of the same issues to which he dedicated the campaign of April. That is, the unity of Spain, the problem of immigration, the problems of the middle class or the defense of life, issues on which they have already left their mark on the Congress and on the other institutions where they are represented.
They will also take advantage of this new electoral opportunity to make clear the differences that separate them from the four main national parties and, singularly, from what some party voices already call "tricentrito", in allusion to the socialists, 'popular' and the orange formation . "We will do better than some think," summarizes a senior Vox leader.
THE EFFECT OF MORE COUNTRY IN VOX
From the extreme right strikeout formation they believe that the irruption of Más País, the party led by Íñigo Errejón, will have a double effect on Vox. On the one hand, they believe that they can take votes from the less ideologized discontents but, on the other, they believe that by dividing the vote on the left they can favor their outcome in some provinces. From the game they see possibilities to get seats in provinces such as Jaén, Huelva, Cuenca or Málaga, where they were left with few ballots to get it.
Looking ahead to the November elections, Vox does not plan to make any changes to its electoral lists - "in essence we will be the same", they point out - nor in its electoral strategy. They will campaign throughout Spain and this time, the protagonism will fall on their leader, Santiago Abascal, but also on the most visible heads of the party in recent months, such as the secretary general, Javier Ortega Smith, his spokesman in Congress, Ivan Espinosa de los Monteros, the head of the Madrid Assembly, Rocío Monasterio, and the 'number two' of the Congress, Macarena Olona.
FOUR HOURS IN VISTALEGRE
To open the pre-campaign, the Abascal party is finalizing the great act that it has convened on October 6 in the bullring of Vistalegre, the stage in which Podemos has celebrated its great events. It will be the second edition of the rally that in October of last year, in that same place, was the great public launch of Vox and a demonstration of strength, because it filled the thing by gathering about 10,000 people.
The objective of the party is to vindicate the work of this last year and its arrival in many institutions, from city halls to the Congress of Deputies, a rapid expansion that has also caused some problems. The party has suffered the resignation of councilors in Toledo, Rivas (Madrid), Torremolinos or Mijas (Málaga) and has had to organize managers or is about to do so in provinces such as Cáceres, Valencia, Almería and Valladolid, when the presidents resign.
This year's call in Vistalegre is convened to defend Spain and its unity, its sovereignty, its borders, its families, its roots and its freedom "against the progressive dictatorship of other parties," Abascal himself explained in a letter with which he announced the act.
Vox sources say they have sold out, so they have moved the stage to the arena to release some 2,000 locations and thus expand the capacity. An act of about four hours is announced, although the first two will be more entertainment and video projection to claim the growth of the game in this last year.
In the central act will participate the party leader, Santiago Abascal, as well as other prominent leaders such as parliamentary spokesman Iván Espinosa de los Monteros and party leaders in Madrid, Javier Ortega Smith and Rocío Monasterio. The organization hopes to also have José Antonio Ortega Lara.
Vox has also invited members of the Alliance of European Conservatives and Reformists (Acre) of the European Parliament and from which Dutch and Polish representatives will attend. On the presence of Matteo Salvini, former Italian vice president, with whom Abascal has met in Rome a few days ago, party sources say he is not expected to come.
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