The Socialist Party wants to know the “Talent of his militancy”. The management memory that Federal Executive Commission will lead to 40th Congress of the party reveals the conduct of polls to get to know its militants in depth. Thus, the “level of training, employment or level of participation” is studied, among other matters. According to the report, consulted by OKDIARIO, Pedro Sánchez’s militancy has not responded with the same interest, since only 15% completed the first survey to find out the “talent” of the members of the organization.
The party features 163,847 militants, according to the last census, of which 65% are men and 35% women. Since Pedro Sánchez won the 2017 primaries, the formation has lost 11,006 militants. The PSOE explains that the greatest reason for loss of membership is non-payment of fees, followed by voluntary dismissals. The party recognizes a significant decrease in the number of militants and new registrations over the past year, “due to the pandemic,” which “has substantially affected total revenue.” The collection in 2020 amounted to 4.4 million euros, compared to 9.8 the previous year.
The memory also reveals the party’s strategy in the field of communication, social networks and public events. The PSOE has set up a Department for Electoral Innovation and Analysis of New Audiences (DIANA) “to adapt the party to a permanent campaign context.” This department is in charge of monitoring social networks to analyze the behavior of “voters and activists of other parties”, carry out polls or launch various campaigns. They also deal with combating “disinformation and attacks on party members”, “monitoring hate campaigns in real time to be able to combat them more effectively,” they point out.
The report, which lists the activity of the different departments, also recognizes, in the economic sphere, the “decrease in public resources”, “the difficulties to advance in new ways of private financing” and the efforts to reverse the ” significant bank debt ”. The PSOE, following the example of Podemos, has turned microcredits into one of its main sources of financing.