The lawyer Pepa Millán (Córdoba, 1995) will be the new spokesperson for Vox in the Congress of Deputies, replacing Iván Espinosa de los Monteros. The ultra-right was looking for a female voice among its dwindling parliamentary group to turn into a scourge of the leftist bench the next legislature, which will roll out in less than 24 hours. With a meteoric rise, Millán has prevailed over other deputies such as María Ruíz or Rocío de Meer, who were also in the pools to occupy the spokesperson.
The extreme right has decided to promote its scarce female quarry. Millán, who turned 28 a month ago, graduated in Law from the University of Seville in 2018. He has been at Vox for just three years; since she began working as an advisor to the parliamentary group in Andalusia, during the previous legislature in which President Juanma Moreno did not have an absolute majority.
In 2022, she made the leap into national politics, becoming a senator of the ultra-right for Andalusia. She premiered in the Upper House on September 6, and in these months she has starred in high-voltage interventions during government control sessions. In each of them, according to party sources, she gained more followers within the formation led by Santiago Abascal. The party leadership placed it as number five on the list for Madrid in the last general elections.
The next spokesperson for Vox in Congress has earned the trust of Jorge Buxadé, the increasingly strong man in the party that ended up winning the hidden battle against Espinosa de los Monteros. Millán, as La Vanguardia published last Sunday, was in the pools of the party leadership, despite the fact that some media insisted on the idea that Ignacio Hoces will be the replacement for Espinosa de los Monteros. Something that management sources strongly denied.
Abascal has recognized this Wednesday, after collecting his new minutes as deputy, that the party has "high expectations" in Pepa Millán, despite the "great loss" that the departure of Espinosa de los Monteros has entailed. The ultra leader has remarked that Millán's rise shows that in Vox "there is a quarry and there is a team".
After his vacation, Abascal has come to Congress to warn that there are "barely feasible alternatives" to the reissue of the Government of Pedro Sánchez, whom he has once again branded an "autocrat" willing to negotiate the future of Spain with "a fugitive from justice" as Carles Puigdemont.
Abascal, who has recalled that in any case he has offered his 33 deputies to the Popular Party in case he manages to prevent Sánchez from continuing in Moncloa, has ruled out any possibility of voting for a hypothetical PNV presidency in the Congress of Deputies, as requested by the Canary Islands Coalition . "The statutes prohibit it."
However, it has not marked any red line in the distribution of positions that the bloc on the right can do when it comes to trying to gain control of the Table. That is to say, the extreme right assures that it will not participate in talks with the PNV, but it does not impose a veto for the opulares to do so. They ask for a vice-presidency in the governing body of the Lower House, but they do not care that the Basque nationalists are also present.