Regional elections in Asturias will measure the socialist’s resistance adrian barbone and how much PP is capable of making both “feijoo effect” The National as the fall of the Ciudadanos. People’s Representative Independent present, diego cangas, a senior European Commission official, but has put the PSOE (which has controlled 35 of the autonomous structure’s 40 years) ahead in the polls. The electoral battle is whether Barbon manages to rule alone or, on the contrary, must accept Alliance with IU or Podemos, And if the right can get it to snatch a three-way agreement (PP, Vox and the regional party) asturias forum,
Asturias sees elections immersed in a process of economic transformation, wrapped in a spirit of decline, but with future milestones that will bring significant changes. After nearly 40 years of declining birth rates, the principality has fallen from the status of one million inhabitants and suffers from marked aging,
He decarbonization process Affects some productive columns. main industrial banner, arcelor projects a profound change for change steel process Connected to environmentally sustainable, hydrogen with European funding. The entry into high-speed service between Asturias and Madrid in November, after decades of work, is said to establish a new era in communication with the plateau.
And in that magma the rural environment burns, which constantly suffers difficulties and obstacles, the main lack of generational relief And the process of reducing the population continues. This also includes complaints about wolf conservation or recent fires.
The PSOE is expected to revalidate 20 deputies, although some surveys point to the loss of one. President, adrian barbone, tries to get away from the national noise. For months now, the socialist has defined itself “Party of Asturias ” And they puff their chests out of management in the pandemic. They have the greatest territorial power (45 out of 78 municipalities), but they also have problems: the two main councils, Gijón and Oviedo, do not make a profitable debut for the PSOE in the municipal elections. Overall, Barbon is confident that the autonomy votes in those municipalities will be in his favor.
The Paradise PP comes from a long wound, from two internal fractures (1995 with the Marqués government, which fell out with the party, and 2011, when Álvarez-Cascos decided to create his own initials). The birth of Ciudadanos and Vox once again split the center-right electorate. Not without internal controversy, the Populares appointed a new candidate by decision of Genoa, diego cangas, so far with a recognition of favoritism for his work at the European Commission and his connection as chief of staff to Antonio Tajani, has today been stripped of his position as Italy’s vice president. He Profile “Manager” Apart from economic uncertainties, crisis in the countryside and lack of opportunities, Diego Canga, his knowledge of European politics and Sánchez’s brokenness are some of the main weapons of the popular. The fall of Ciudadanos, from whose ranks the popular positions are included, will allow the PP to add its current 10 deputies to the orange formation’s five not only by arithmetic, but it is also expected to earn additional ones due to popular discontent and national tension.
In the left-wing bloc, the Socialists await the throne of the two ideologically closest parties: Izquierda Unida (which is presented in a confederation that includes Mas Pai, and had 2 representatives in the previous legislature) and we can (Which got 4 seats in 2019). The left sees this as a possibility of retaining a majority in parliament, but it remains to be seen how long the PSOE manages to avoid the image of being weak.
The position at centre-right is not easy either. Vox arrives with hopes of growth, Ciudadanos fights for its survival and asturias forum (who eventually expelled and denounced Álvarez-Cascos) trusts the weight of Gijón’s candidate to his own strength. This field must reach 23 deputies for the result to be considered. a rollover option, But it also has to be able to reach an investment agreement and a stable government. That’s the thorniest part.
So things Blocks debate on Asturias, All this is happening at a time when the sector is once again feeling that it is putting it at risk.