The president of Castilla y León and the PP’s candidate for the presidency of the Junta, Alfonso Fernandez Manueco, has decided to copy the strategy that gave such good results to Isabel Diaz Ayuso focusing his campaign on melee against Pedro Sanchez. A decision that leaves the socialist candidate out of the game Luis Tudanca. That is why the presidential candidate wants to hide the president in the campaign. This has been transferred by sources from the Castilian-Leon PSOE to Ferraz and Moncloa.
Winner of the last elections, everything points to the fact that this time Tudanca will have to settle for second position and a possible absolute majority for Mañueco. Without charisma or knowledge on the part of the voters, the socialist wants to take advantage of the remaining month until the elections to compete directly against his rival for a victory that would give him the right to run for the regional presidency. And for that Pedro Sánchez is an obstacle, even more so after the controversial statements of Alberto Garzon about the quality of the meat and his lukewarm response, which caused him to be blown away in Plasencia.
And the thing is that if Alfonso Fernández Mañueco intends to focus his messages on the President of the Government and on the management of the pandemic and the treatment given to the autonomies, with the Castilian-Leon national being the president who has championed the fight for more economic resources, Tudanca wants to do what same but for the management of the popular in the region. The PSOE of Castilla y León wants to avoid by minimizing the presence of Sánchez in the campaign that the popular has arguments to systematically charge against the president to question the socialist candidate and give Luis Tudanca a game.
Although Ferraz has not yet decided what role Pedro Sánchez will play in this electoral contest, Everything indicates that he will accept the rules of the game of the Leonese federation. He is also interested in staying in the background, sources close to his environment point out, so that the more than probable electoral defeat of Tudanca cannot be attributed to him. The one in Castilla y León will be the first appointment with the polls in 2022, the year in which elections are also planned in Andalusia, crucial days for the electoral interests of the socialist leader.
Although he publicly defends that the social-communist coalition will exhaust its term, calling elections in December 2023, the truth is that Sánchez is very aware of what happens in Castilla y León and Andalusia to press the nuclear button or not. The rise of the PP in both autonomies, after the good result it achieved Isabel Diaz Ayuso last May, could promote the project of Paul Married approaching La Moncloa. What happens in both appointments, then, will be key for Sánchez to decide whether to exhaust the mandate or advance the elections, coinciding with the distribution of European funds and the economic recovery.