The popular Valencians want to finish the renovation of their local structures as soon as they return from vacation to activate the bases and start the electoral course with force. At the PPCV headquarters they take it for granted that the left wants to make the municipal elections coincide with the regional ones to try to get the mayors of the PSPV and Compromís to help with the complicated mission of republishing the Botànic.
The left governs the main mayor's offices, especially in the provinces of Valencia and Castellón, and that a priori is an advantage. According to data from the electoral information portal of the Generalitat (Argos) at the beginning of the legislature, the Socialists were the ruling party in 229 municipalities compared to the 172 in the hands of the PP. Compromís showed more the balance to the left with 72.
In municipal politics there is an unwritten rule that says that the mayors who so wish repeat. For this reason, the parties that hold the bar of command do not need to promote and make their candidate known. On the other hand, those who are in the opposition are in a hurry when it comes to looking for an electoral poster with options to stand up to the mayor of the day with the addition that, on many occasions, the party chooses to look for a replacement that does not has failed at the polls before.
PPCV sources explain to La Vanguardia that they will comply with the rule that mayors repeat and admit that alternatives can be sought in those places where a good result was not achieved in 2019, "unless it is a guaranteed candidate." However, they believe that the PP brand is now strong and that this will generate a plus for the candidates for mayor. For this reason, they believe that life should not be too complicated and, yes, flee from those candidates who may remain.
In this line, the idea of the popular is that before the next 9 d'Octubre, day of the Valencian Community, everything is more or less clear. For this, it is necessary to close before the local assemblies that are still to be renewed. According to party sources it would be around 20%.
With the closure of this organic process, the party, with a clear candidate for the Generalitat Valenciana -Carlos Mazón- and the mayors in the three capitals decided -María José Catalá (València), Luis Barcala (Alicante) and Begoña Carrasco (Castelló)- the center-right formation would already be ready to give a new impulse thinking about the double electoral appointment: municipal and regional.
In fact, the coincidence of both elections, they explain from the environment of Carlos Mazón, can make the popular bet on putting mayoral candidates on the autonomous lists thinking that the drag effect of the municipal ones does not only help the Valencian left in a battle election that is expected to be more even than ever.