"In this campaign there are two clear things," Pedro Sánchez warned as soon as he took the floor yesterday at the rally he held in Madrid. In a day, the penultimate of the electoral campaign of 28-M, very complicated for the PSOE before a succession of scandals that occurred. "The first is that the right is not going to stop insulting, disqualifying and muddying the campaign," criticized the Prime Minister.
"The second, even clearer and more important, is that, despite that, the left and the PSOE are not going to stop us, and we are going to win on May 28!" Sánchez exclaimed to the applause of the 2,500 supporters who, according to the organization, went to the auditorium of the forest park in the Entrevías neighborhood to support the socialist candidates for Puerta del Sol and Cibeles, Juan Lobato and Reyes Maroto.
In the front row of the act, among other socialist leaders, was the Minister of the Presidency, Félix Bolaños, protagonist of the last clash with Isabel Díaz Ayuso on May 2, and whom the PP links to the alleged purchase of votes in which they would be implicated two PSOE candidates in Mojácar, for the mere fact of spending the summer in this town in Almería.
To the Mojácar scandal, however, another hard blow for the Socialists was added yesterday, three days before the appointment with the polls, after a judge from Granada saw indications of the possible participation of the current organizational secretary of the Andalusian PSOE, Noel López, in the kidnapping of a councilor from the municipality of Maracena. Another alleged vote buying splashed the socialist mayor of Albudeite, in Murcia, Isabel Peñalver, and another regional candidate. And as a culmination of the black day, the number two on the socialist list in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, José Ángel Martín, resigned from all his posts after being arrested for an alleged assault.
In the leadership of the PSOE they gritted their teeth and warned that they will act with the utmost forcefulness if charges are made in all these scandals, after imposing the suspension of precautionary militancy in the case of Mojácar. "Someone who has done this, I'm sorry, but he is not a socialist," Patxi López settled, after guaranteeing that all PSOE militants who are involved in any case of electoral fraud will be expelled.
At the same time, the PSOE counterattacked with another avalanche of complaints against the PP, also in the face of alleged cases of electoral fraud, in the municipalities of La Palma del Condado and Villalba del Alcor (Huelva), in Casares de las Hurdes (Cáceres), in Bigastro and Finestrat (Alicante), as well as in Carboneras and Mojácar (Almería).
After denouncing the dirty look that the final stretch of the campaign is taking, however, Sánchez kept his campaign speech "positive" immovable, and defended his management at the Entrevías rally, with economic growth, job creation and social peace in Spain. Also his government work, with the new Housing law already published in the BOE, the revaluation of pensions, or his commitment to public health and education.
Sánchez also launched a strong message to mobilize the vote for the PSOE, "massively", in Madrid, the epicenter of the territorial power of the PP. "I want to make an appeal to all progressive voters, who are the majority in the Community of Madrid," he warned.
"I want to make an appeal to the mobilization of all left-wing voters in the Community and the city of Madrid, and that we do what we have to do if we want to point out the exit door to the right," he insisted. The call was clear: "Concentrate the vote in the only party that can make it possible, which is the PSOE." "Let's concentrate the vote on the PSOE to say goodbye to Ayuso and Almeida and to all the mayors of the PP, and let's open a new time of progress, rights and dignity of the people!" He cried.