Less than three months before the crucial local and regional ballot box, Ciudadanos is conspiring with its European brothers to reverse the dynamics in the polls and guarantee its presence in most town halls and regional parliaments in which it already has representatives. This Thursday, the leadership of the orange party headed for the pre-campaign supported by several European leaders of the branch, all of them headed by Stéphane Sejourné, leader of the European liberals and secretary general of Emmanuel Macron's party.
The moment is delicate in Ciudadanos: there are less than a hundred days left for the regional and municipal elections, half a year for the general campaign, and the party is still in the adaptation phase after a refoundation marked in its final stretch by internal disputes that they opened up the formation.
However, the new two-headed leadership of the oranges, made up of Patricia Guasp and Adrián Vázquez, seeks to establish its project in the image and likeness of the European liberals, as it already did in the refounding phase. Hence, the first step towards the elections at the end of May, the party clarifies, has been decided to take in the company of other international leaders, who already accompanied the new executive in her organic inauguration, last January , and those they consider their "family".
"I tell you that it is not impossible," Sejourné asserted to the oranges, at the same time that she warned of the need for a party like Ciudadanos, "in the face of bipartisanship," to help prevent the triumph of the extremes, "which will be the majorities" in the next elections. "We have a huge responsibility in Europe," he said.
For this reason, he highlighted the "effectiveness" of the work of Renew Europe, the group of liberals in Brussels. So did Adrián Vázquez: "I am surrounded by titans" in the European Parliament, he said, where he learned that thanks to other parties like Ciudadanos, in Europe "majorities are built from the center out." And that is the gigantic challenge facing the formation before the next elections.
Now, Ciudadanos enters fully into the pre-campaign and focuses on families and the middle classes, which it considers the great "squeezed" of this legislature. This weekend, Patricia Guasp, who was at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this Thursday, will travel to Tenerife, the epicenter of the Mediator plot.
There he will visit the island's airports at a time of uncertainty due to the privatization of certain control towers that the Executive is planning, as well as the consequences for Canarian travelers that the merger between Iberia and Air Europa could bring.
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