A ‘pelayo’ struggling in municipal politics that makes way in Valencia

A ‘pelayo’ struggling in municipal politics that makes way in Valencia
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Sandra Gómez will not have the third chance that Jaume Collboni Yes, he had to prove the saying right and win the mayor of . After two elections as a candidate, in 2019 and 2023, the leader of the PSPV in Valencia makes the leap from municipal to European politics and makes way for a renewal of the party in the ‘cap i casal’.

Graduated in Law and affiliated with the party since she was 18 after Zapatero’s victory, her participation as an accusation in the Nóos case gave her a boost in an organization, that of València, then in low hours. She entered the executive in 2012, number two in the 2015 elections, she took over the reins of the municipal group in 2016, being one of the exponents of the ‘Pelayo generation’ of Joves that had been going strong. She became vice mayor in 2019.

Now, he is running for his first position outside of municipal politics. The great internal support in the city’s groups, the consecutive improvement in the two electoral contests in which he ran are his trump card. In his case he must have not achieved the mayoralty nor the ‘overtake’ of Compromís, for which there will no longer be a third chance. The succession debate opens.

The lists

The leader of the PSPV in Valencia and former vice mayor of the Cap i Casal City Council, Sandra Gomez, has entered the PSOE electoral list for the European elections. He will do so in position number 14, a position that, being a single constituency for all of Spain, means that his entry to the European Parliament is practically certain. In 2019, the socialites obtained 21 seats and in this race, seven more seats are distributed, which further expands the range. In addition, the former Minister of Health and former deputy secretary general of the PSPV, Leire Pajín, He will finally go in eighth place and there is a third Valencian with possibilities, Francisco José Maciá Serna, in 29th place, whose election is more complicated.

This Tuesday, the federal list commission of the PSOE approved the candidacy of the socialists for the elections on June 9 and there will be, at least, two representatives of the Valencian federation with a high chance of getting a seat in Brussels. In this sense, Leire Pajín and Sandra Gomez They are included in the ballot of those of the fist and the rose in eighth and fourteenth place, numbers that, barring an electoral catastrophe of the candidacy headed by the vice president of the Government Teresa Riberaguarantee a record for both in the European chamber.

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