The parties bet on the continuity of candidates in the battle of Valencia

Compromís wants to take advantage of Valencia's inertia to support itself electorally after Oltra's departure; the PP wants the capital to be the lever of change to which Carlos Mazón aspires; and the PSPV does not rule out causing a surprise in Valencia, taking advantage of the fact that the new electoral cycle projects it as the party that will grow the most on the Valencian left.

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20 September 2022 Tuesday 23:32
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The parties bet on the continuity of candidates in the battle of Valencia

Compromís wants to take advantage of Valencia's inertia to support itself electorally after Oltra's departure; the PP wants the capital to be the lever of change to which Carlos Mazón aspires; and the PSPV does not rule out causing a surprise in Valencia, taking advantage of the fact that the new electoral cycle projects it as the party that will grow the most on the Valencian left.

To meet these expectations, the three major parties of the cap i casal will repeat the battle with their 2019 candidates (in the case of Compromís and PSPV of 2015). It will also repeat the Ciudadanos poster that aspires not to disappear from the municipal map with its spokesman, Fernando Giner.

Yesterday afternoon, the mayor of Valencia, Joan Ribó, confirmed his decision to stand for re-election after a few months of reflection. The forced departure of Mónica Oltra due to her accusation indirectly forced Ribó to remain as an electoral reference for Compromís.

Nobody doubts that María José Català will be the mayor of the PP, while the socialist Sandra Gómez, despite the doubts that were generated -more from the media than from the PSPV- presented her candidacy on Saturday. She will have a rival in this internal process, but the most normal thing is that the militant Paul de Quant, who already appeared in 2019, once again does not have enough support to put up the polls.

Although in his party it has been possible to question the suitability of Gómez for the very complicated challenge of winning the Mayor's Office, the truth is that at an organic level nobody dared to cough at him.

The doubts remain to be resolved in Vox -which may have the key to the government- and Podem who wants to throw the rest to enter the City Council. In the municipal elections, Unides Podem was left with 4.19% of the votes. To do this, they are looking for a profile that gives them that added value necessary to return to being in the town hall of the Valencian capital.

The leaders of Vox explained yesterday that the candidates for the Generalitat Valenciana and the main mayors will know before the end of the year. It will be the provincial executive committee that makes the proposal and the national one that ratifies it. For the provincial president of Vox, Jose María Llanos, the possibility that the actor and politician Toni Cantó be the candidate of the far-right formation to the City Council, is "a firecracker lucubration".

Llanos acknowledged that Cantó shares Vox's speeches regarding national unity, but that in most matters he is far from the political ideology of the party chaired by Santiago Abascal. In addition, to be a candidate he would have to join Vox, Llanos pointed out.

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