The extreme right party vox was placed this Saturday, in coalition with the conservative Popular Party (PP), at the head of ten large cities Spanishan alliance that could be repeated in the general elections next month.
The medieval town of Toledo and the city of Burgos, in the north, are among the municipalities that invested members of the PP-Vox coalition, after the local and regional elections on May 28.
Vox stated in a statement that it will try to suppress “ideological departments” such as those of Equality, which “have squandered” million euros and “They have not solved the real problems.”
The victory of the PP and Vox in the May elections led the head of government, the socialist Pedro Sánchez, to call early legislative elections on July 23.
The polls indicate that the PP will achieve a majority in a large part of the constituencies, but it will have to establish an alliance with vox to form a government.
Sánchez has made this threat of an ultra-conservative and anti-feminist government the central theme of his campaign to be re-elected.
An agreement between the PP and Vox to govern the region of Valencia (east), the fourth most populous in the country, caused stupor on Thursday.
The head of Vox in Valencia, José María Llanos, unleashed an avalanche of criticism when he said that “Macho violence does not exist”.
The leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, who wants to give an image of a moderate, immediately tried to distance himself and tweeted that “gender violence exists and each murder of a woman shocks us as a society”.
“From the PP we will not take a step back in the fight against this scourge”, added.
Until now, Vox had only governed in coalition with the PP in the Castilla y León region (north).
Founded in 2013 by ex-members of the PP, vox it is the third political force in Parliament.
Among the other cities where the PP-Vox coalition took over the municipality this Saturday are Alcalá de Henares, where the writer Miguel de Cervantes was born, and Móstoles, on the outskirts of Madrid.
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