Neither the ideology nor the policies or the repercussions in the European Union. The pacts between PP and Vox depend on the strength of the extreme right at the polls. And the range has been defined this Wednesday by the leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo: u 12% of the vote. It is the limit to accept coalition governments with Vox. For this reason, he has explained in statements to the media, both the presence of the ultra-right in the Valencian government and the rejection in Extremadura are justified. Feijóo thus marks the course of the open negotiations in Aragon (11.35% for Vox on 28M) and in the Balearic Islands (13.9%).
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This has been made explicit by Feijóo in a recess to attend the media in a closed-door meeting of his foundation to define the economic program of the PP, of which, one month before the general elections, he has not given a single brushstroke. It is not known who is going to direct the economic policy of his hypothetical government, nor in what direction.
Feijóo has defended the ‘no’ of María Guardiola in Extremadura to Vox’s claims to enter the Government as a condition to support the investiture of the PP leader, who did not win the elections on May 28. The regional leader raised a veto to have ultras advisers, but she was willing to give in the programmatic field, as well as to give them the Presidency of the Assembly and one more seat in the Table that controls the autonomous parliament.
As Feijóo has assured, it has been the national leadership of Vox that has burst the “preliminary talks or negotiations” that, supposedly, the parties had engaged in at the regional level. The Galician leader has pointed directly to the leadership of Santiago Abascal: “I do not agree that national leaders are going to specify or change preliminary conversations or negotiations that existed in those autonomous areas.”
Feijóo has insisted on the idea: “If it is about the citizens electing their president, they should be the protagonists, not the national leaders.” And again: “I do not agree that national leaders come to rectify it in whole or in part.”
The PP leader wanted to defend Guardiola’s ‘no’ with Carlos Mazón’s ‘yes’ in the Valencian Community as compatible. “The results have not been the same” in both territories, he said. In Extremadura “Vox has obtained the most modest results of all the communities,” he assured. “With five deputies, it is not reasonable for a party to intend to preside over the Assembly, have more representatives on the Board and form part of the Government with various councils. It does not respond to the electoral result ”, he concluded.
In Extremadura, Vox did not claim the Presidency of the Assembly but councils. It was Guardiola who raised it.
And what are the differences between both regions? Feijóo himself has explained them by indicating that in the Valencian Country, “Vox does not have 8%, it has 12%.” And “in view of this need, a different choice has been made correctly both in Valencia and in Extremadura”.
Feijóo’s words do not settle the matter as the talks are still open in other autonomous communities, such as Aragon and the Balearic Islands. In the first, Vox achieved 11.25% of the votes. In the second, he overcame the barrier: 13.9%.
Feijóo thus puts Jorge Azcón and Marga Prohens in a difficult position, who are trying to get rid of putting Vox in their respective governments as a counterpart to the favorable vote of the ultras.