In the ‘El Balance’ program, our colleague Federico Quevedo interviews Antonio Repullo, coordinator of the Popular Party in Andalusia and delegate of the Government of Andalusia in Cordoba. The coordinator talks about the political situation in Andalusia and the possible regional elections; among other issues.
According to the polls, if there were elections in Andalusia, the President of the Popular Party in Andalusia, Juanma Moreno, could come close to an absolute majority. The PP coordinator affirms that “a change of mentality is taking place in Andalusia”. “The change of government seemed to provoke a social earthquake, but all the social competences have been improved”, according to Repullo.
For the coordinator, the intention of the Popular Party is to exhaust the legislature “either with new budgets or with the prolongation of the existing ones”. In addition, he insists that the management of European funds could become complicated without new budgets.
Presidency of Juanma Moreno
According to Antonio Repullo, the current president of Andalusia, is a person who is close to the people and who takes note of the needs of the municipalities and places he passes through. He then “distributes the orders to solve people’s problems”, as the coordinator points out.
In a hypothetical election, the Popular Party would want to govern alone: “it is the party of Andalusia, of the land and of the Andalusians. We have a very different projection”. However, there are now also Ciudadanos and Vox, which could provide the Popular Party the support it needs to return to government.
Andalusia regional Budget
The Vox Group (right-wing party) presented an amendment to the totality in order not to support the Andalusian Budgets of the Popular Party. According to the coordinator, “Vox is looking at the polls and they think that an election could be good for them”. “The management of a government depends on the budgets and it is always good to approve them, but extending them would be one of the solutions”, Repullo affirms. The coordinator sees “a lot of excuses and lack of coordination” regarding Vox’s arguments for not supporting the budget.
Listen to the full interview in the audio below:
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