The Alicante sanchistas claim they are determined to keep the pulse of the PSPV-PSOE general secretary, Consell chairman Ximo Puig. They guarantee the intention to nominate the former councilor for the state capitol primaries. Maria Jose AdsuarAgainst the assertion of the party leader, who is the trustee of the Valencian Courts, Main BarcelonaTrying to secure a share of power on the City Council’s future electoral list is far from a bluff. Sources from this sector of socialism claim that the ultimate aim is to reach the end of this process. give a voice to militancy from the ballot box. This is something they can only do if they gather the necessary guarantees to be able to nominate Adsuar for the nomination.
“We never intend to withdraw.” This is the message launched from the industry, led by the state’s PSPV-PSOE general secretary, Alejandro Soler, claiming that Adsuar’s primary candidacy “will go all the way”, thus ending Alicante’s militancy. can choose the best mayor for the city”.
The first stream of sanchismo, now known as “alejandrinos”, emphasizes that its intention was not to force a negotiation with the Barceló City Council candidacy to draw representation quotas, that is, to place similar names on the municipal list. “It’s a question of facing an alternative that is ambitious and the militants will decide,” they insist. They say they want to build an alternative future for the party based on the city model for the change Alicante needs.
Measuring their strength against the faction of former senator Ángel Franco, who controlled the party in Alicante, seems to have become a priority for the Alexandrians. Puig’s appointment of Barceló as mayoral candidate did not prevent this current from maneuvering to try to present its candidate to measure against Luis Barcala (PP) in the election to be held on 28 May. 2023.
However, not all sanchistas appear in the same boat. Some of the group most opposed to Franco think the internal elections will deepen the PSOE’s division in the state capital and advocate closing ranks with Barceló’s candidacy.