Tuesday, 14 July 2020

Left leaning Independenistas make gains in Galacia and Basque country.

  independentisas  scored well in two "Regional Elections

Podemos also suffered a heavy defeat in the Basque region where they saw their representation reduced from 11 to five seats in an election won comfortably by the ruling Basque Nationalist Party, which claimed 31 seats to maintain power.

The left-wing EH Bildu also won more votes to become the second force in the assembly with 22 seats, up from 17, while the PSOE saw their representation increase from nine to 10 seats.

It was a disastrous night for the joint candidacy of the PP and the center-right Ciudadanos which claimed just six seats, while the PP standing alone won nine seats in 2016.

The far right Vox party claimed one seat.

The  PNV wil probably go into coalition with the PSOE and the cause fir Basque independence seems to lie with EH Bildu and like Catalonia  where the left leaning Republican Left could arguably have pushed more parties to ward Independence especially the more cautious CiU  a Catalan nationalist coalition CIU which was usually seen as a moderate nationalist party in Spain, although a significant part of its membership had shifted to open Catalan independentism in recent year and now  exiat as aJxCat, (Together for Catalonia)

Parties and coalitionsPopular voteSeats
Basque Nationalist Party (EAJ/PNV)349,42938.76+1.4031+3
Basque Country Gather (EH Bildu)248,68827.58+6.4522+4
Socialist Party of the Basque Country–Basque Country Left (PSE–EE (PSOE))121,86913.52+1.6610+1
United We Can–United Left (Podemos/Ahal DuguEzker Anitza–IU)71,7597.96–6.806–5
People's Party+Citizens (PP+Cs)160,2996.69–5.445–4
Vox (Vox)17,5171.94+1.871+1
Equo Greens–Basque Country Greens (Equo Berdeak–Verdes)11,6161.29New0±0
Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA/ATTKAA)

In Galacia the People's Party (PP) won the conservative and mainly rural area of Galicia, with a slightly higher turnout of 58.88 percent, up over two percent compared to the last election.
Parties and coalitionsPopular voteSeats
People's Party (PP)625,18247.98+0.4241±0
Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG)310,13723.80+15.4719+13
Socialists' Party of Galicia (PSdeG–PSOE)252,53719.38+1.5115+1
Galicia in Common–Renewal–Tides (PodemosEUAnova)151,2233.93–15.140–14
Vox (Vox)26,4852.03New0±0
Citizens–Party of the Citizenry (Cs)9,7190.75–2.630±0


Alberto Nunez Feijoo, president of the Galicia's regional government, won a fourth term as his PP claimed 41 seats in the 75-seat assembly.

However the Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG)  a political alliance of left-wing Galician nationalist parties. It is self-defined as a "patriotic front". also had a good day, winning 19 seats, 13 more than the last election and its highest tally ever  while the Socialist Party (PSOE) finished in third place with 15 seats, an increase of one.

It was a disastrous night for the left-wing Unidas Podemos alliance, which lost every one of the 14 representatives they had held in the Galacian  assembly.and also 5 seats in the Basque Assembly.

it seems that in both "Regions"  voters have moved from the left represented  by Podemos to the Left  represented  by EH Bildu and BNG in the Basque country and Galicia receptively.

This must be encouraging to Catalonia as it sees its allies wining elsewhere and is a challenge to Madrid that it faces a repeat of the  independentisa  movement Spain and  should accept the democrat right for not only Catalonia to chose tier own path.


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