Vox is confident of consolidating its position in the four provinces

No survey saw them coming in February 2021, when Voxes planted in Parliament with 11 deputies.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
11 May 2024 Saturday 05:40
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Vox is confident of consolidating its position in the four provinces

No survey saw them coming in February 2021, when Voxes planted in Parliament with 11 deputies. Now, three years later, the polls that the parties have in their hands these days announce that the extreme right has gone from less to more in the election campaign this Sunday, and they have shown a strength in the final stretch that no one else was not expected and that has put his adversaries on guard. Vox also has these forecasts, which have given them a margin of 9-11 seats or, the very optimistic, 12-14. But they don't do cabals, or at least not officially. They are polls. Its objective this 12-M, say party sources, is to consolidate its representation in the four provinces.

For this, Vox has deployed these two weeks a campaign on the streets and on the networks, focused on three strong ideas. The first, a defense of Catalan and Spanish identity, against independence. The second, the issue of security, in the face of what they consider "the problem of illegal immigration and Islamism", which they also link to crime and employment. And the third, the economy, that is to say, the "waste of public money" and excessive taxes. In fiscal matters, they propose to abolish the inheritance tax and the tax on documented legal acts, as a way to encourage the purchase of housing, also to subsidize inheritances, donations, patrimony and reduce personal income tax. The tax reduction can be complex to explain and sell to the popular voter, who is the majority of Vox, but it reaches the electorate that pays these taxes, they say.

In Barcelona city, they have been voted for mainly in Nou Barris and also in Sarrià-Sant Gervasi. Right in Plaça Artós yesterday, the party president, Santiago Abascal, closed his campaign with the candidate for the presidency of the Generalitat, Ignacio Garriga.

Abascal has left his skin in this campaign. It has been ten days of meetings, walks or information tables that have allowed him direct contact with supporters. The party has not neglected any province, they want to maintain representation in all four. In the general elections of July 2023, Catalonia was the only community where Vox extended the result. That's why they see it as feasible to go further. "We are there, consolidating our position, showing that Vox is present in Catalonia and that it can grow", they say.