With two months to go to the polls, the relationship between the Popular Party and Vox is seriously damaged, but not broken. Wounded, but still alive. The failed motion of no confidence and the break between Isabel Díaz Ayuso and Rocío Monasterio have brought the harmony between the two forces to a delicate point, which share a government in the Junta de Castilla y León and which, according to most surveys, will need to understand each other in other so many territories and municipalities after 28-M if they don't want to hand them over to the left. The electoral campaign, in any case, threatens to become a dialectical and program war between two formations that define themselves as the real alternative to the Government of Pedro Sánchez.
The leader of Vox, Santiago Abascal, ruled out this Friday that his party is going to break the Executive that he shares in Castilla y León with the PP, but predicted that Genoa "will soon leave Alfonso Fernández Mañueco alone" for being the "ugly duckling". " who agreed with Vox. "It is an example," said the president of Vox about the popular regional leader, whom he defended after his controversy over the comb he made this week to a socialist deputy: "It seems little to me for the insults we receive from the left."
Abascal, in an act in Valladolid in which he defended the action of the Government of the regional vice president, Juan García-Gallardo, asked himself "who is in charge in the PP" after the president of the Community of Madrid once again dictated the roadmap of the party before a leader, Feijóo, who is the one who has "proclaimed himself" as head of the opposition "without appearing in the elections or making a single proposal."
For this reason, he urged Feijóo that, if he governs, not only carry out right-wing policies, but also repeal everything approved by Sánchez as real proof that he does not have "his hand constantly outstretched" to the left: "They only want the elections and take over. They have coined that the important thing is to throw out Sánchez. No: the important thing is to destroy all of Sánchez's policies."
In addition, he likened Ayuso to Pablo Casado, who used a phrase similar to the one used by the popular leader to, in the 2020 motion, break relations with Vox: "What difference is there between them if they later do the same?", launched abascal.
Abascal's message comes just 24 hours after the shock by the PP, which called Vox's strategy "anti-political", the "gross" of the motion of censure as "populist", according to Feijóo, and broke all bridges that united them with those of Monasterio in the Madrid Assembly, as proclaimed by Ayuso, who considered it "better" that "each one follow his path" because he will not allow Vox to "drag" the PP into its "drift".
Some words that, in any case, and waiting to hear Abascal's response this Friday, were modulated throughout the day: "We neither break up nor marry anyone," considered the number three of the PP, Elías Bendodo, who In any case, he said he supported Ayuso's decision. The regional president, for her part, opined that for her "anti-political" is what Pedro Sánchez does in La Moncloa and not Vox's roadmap, as Feijóo suggested.
The question remains, then, of knowing how both formations are going to behave in a hypothetical post-election scenario in which they need each other to govern in certain points of the national geography. From Vox they remember, in this sense, two issues to take into account: that thanks to those of Rocío Monasterio, the popular ones managed to approve this legislature in the Madrid Assembly exactly 29 laws, and that Santiago Abascal already announced a month ago in Zaragoza that Vox would not support Ayuso's proposal on tax benefits for foreigners.
For this reason, the rupture announced this Thursday in the last plenary session of the regional parliament by the president of the Community, they believe, is nothing more than an electoral maneuver to seek to differentiate and stand out at a time when the popular must justify why They did not support Vox's censorship of the current government. In the PP they defend the opposite: that they maintain their own line, that nobody dictates their decisions and that, in any case, the abstention in the motion and now the fracture with Vox not only show that they are the true opposition, but that the thesis of the PSOE that the right walks together towards the polls is false.
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