This party manages to consolidate when some were looking to liquidate it

Vox's success in Spain: it triples its councilors and has the key to govern in six communities

The elections of May 28 have ended with a strong blow from the left and with a considerable rise of the party led by Santiago Abascal.

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Vox has the key to govern in 19 cities

At the municipal level, Vox passes 530 councilors in the elections of 2019 to 1,687 councilors. There are only two communities in which Vox has not obtained any councillor: Navarra and the Basque Autonomous Community. In Galicia it has obtained representation for the first time.

Vox councilors could be decisive for the municipal governments of Albacete, Alicante, Burgos, Cáceres, Cartagena, Castellón de la Plana, Ceuta, Ciudad Real, Elche, Guadalajara, Gijón, Huelva, Lorca, Palma de Mallorca, Segovia, Seville, Toledo, Valencia and Valladolid.

Vox also has the key to the government of six communities

At the regional level, the dreams of the PP of gaining absolute majorities are reduced to two of the communities that were decided yesterday: Madrid and La Rioja. In six other communities, the result is as follows (you have the links to the official results in the name of each community):

  • Aragón: the PP wins the elections with 28 seats, the PSOE gets 23, Vox 7, CHA 3, Aragón Existe 3, Podemos 1, Izquierda Unida 1 and PAR 1. The PP will need Vox to form a government.
  • Cantabria: the PP wins the elections with 15 seats, the PSOE and PRC get 8 seats each and Vox gets 4. The PP will need Vox to form a government.
  • Valencian Community: the PP wins the elections with 40 seats, the PSOE obtains 31, Compromís 15 and Vox 13. The PP will need Vox to form a government.
  • Balearic Islands: the PP wins the elections with 25 seats, the PSOE obtains 18, Vox 8, MÉS 4, MXME 2 and Podemos 1. The sum of the PSOE and its nationalist and far-left allies adds up to 25 seats, the same as the PP has. Thus, the PP will need Vox to form a government.
  • Extremadura: the PSOE and the PP tie with 28 seats each (although the PSOE got more votes), Vox gets 5 seats and Podemos 4. This situation leaves Vox with the key to govern, unless the PP continue with its idea that the most voted list should govern and allow the PSOE to govern.
  • Murcia: the PP wins the elections with 21 seats, the PSOE gets 13 seats, Vox 9 and Podemos/IU 2. The PP will need Vox to govern.

Vox consolidates just when some wanted to liquidate it

Thus, the PP is going to have to come to an understanding with Vox if it wants to govern in the aforementioned cities and communities, and it is going to have to agree after having exhibited a clumsy arrogance that could now result in the cost of those pacts was greater than four years ago. The alternative for the PP is to give up agreeing in those communities, or try to make pacts with a moribund left, which could mean an electoral punishment for that party in the general elections scheduled for the end of this year.

For the rest, these elections have served to consolidate Vox precisely when some tried to liquidate that party with all the means at their disposal, including the most lowly, as has been seen from certain media related to the PP .


Foto: Vox.

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