The Valencian PP feels strong and no longer wants joint lists with Ciudadanos

Convinced of their chances of reaching power without experiments (although with the invaluable collaboration of the extreme right), the popular Valencians have changed their strategy; It is no longer urgent for them to seek pre-electoral agreements to integrate what remains of Ciudadanos into their electoral lists for next year's regional elections.

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29 June 2022 Wednesday 00:56
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The Valencian PP feels strong and no longer wants joint lists with Ciudadanos

Convinced of their chances of reaching power without experiments (although with the invaluable collaboration of the extreme right), the popular Valencians have changed their strategy; It is no longer urgent for them to seek pre-electoral agreements to integrate what remains of Ciudadanos into their electoral lists for next year's regional elections.

In a context of a technical tie, the PP of the Valencian Community was terrified by the option that the orange mark would remain at the gates of the Corts Valencianes (it is necessary to exceed 5% of the votes and achieve around 130,000 supports) and It will subtract some ballots necessary to tip the balance towards the block on the right.

However, the results of Andalusia -where Cs has gone from 18.3% to 3.3% and that was a government party- have given wings to the popular ones who understand that they do not need to add the initials of a formation condemned to missing.

The general secretary of the PPCV, María José Catalá, made it clear yesterday that her party's priority is not to integrate the brand but "the voters." In this line, and in the face of the strategies designed before the Andalusian result and that advised looking for confluences with the formation led by Inés Arrimadas, Catalá stressed that the PP will appeal to the useful vote and to the Ciudadanos voter who may feel "orphaned".

The PP trustee in the regional Parliament argued that the PP is the party with the best chance of welcoming part of those 470,000 voters who in 2019 opted for the candidacy then led by Toni Cantó.

There are no doubts with the new roadmap: "We are more interested in Citizen voters than other things," said Catalá. For this reason, despite not closing the door to "specific incorporations of any person who wants to join the PP project", the intention is to establish itself as the real and most effective alternative to the Government of the Botànic.

There is no longer any fear that Ciudadanos can compete with a high percentage of votes: "They appeared in Andalusia and we got an absolute majority," defended number two of Carlos Mazón.

Nor does it seem that the other side is very much for the work of seeking that agreement. The spokeswoman for Cs in Les Corts, Ruth Merino, stated, minutes before the slamming of her PP counterpart, "the need not to be diluted in other acronyms" for the next electoral cycle. Merino emphasized that for the next legislature it is important that, although they are "small", Ciudadanos is in the institutions "as an independent party" because in his opinion it is the way to be "more useful" to the citizenry.

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