Miguel Ángel Gallardo, elected successor of Fernández Vara on the head of the Extremaduran PSOE | Spain | EUROtoday

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Miguel Ángel Gallardo and Lara Garlito, the two candidates who competed in the PSOE primaries of Extremadura.
Miguel Ángel Gallardo and Lara Garlito, the 2 candidates who competed within the PSOE primaries of Extremadura.Jero Morales (EFE)

Miguel Ángel Gallardo would be the third normal secretary of the PSOE of Extremadura. The president of the Badajoz Provincial Council for the final two phrases and mayor of Villanueva de la Serena (25,750 inhabitants) has prevailed over the opposite candidate, Lara Garlito, with 56.2% of the votes in comparison with the help of 42.8% that the Cáceres chief and vp of the Autonomous Assembly has obtained. Gallardo, who has been a councilor since 2003 with absolute majorities, would be the third head of the socialists within the Extremadura federation after Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra and Guillermo Fernández Vara.

The winner has been probably the most voted in essential cities similar to Badajoz (233 helps, in comparison with 178 for Garlito) and in addition in his city, the place he has had 221 votes in favor and solely 6 towards. In Mérida or Almendralejo he has gained with 70% of the votes. Gallardo has thanked the help that the militancy has given him to win with greater than 13 factors towards Garlito. “Until tonight there have been two different models, but from today we are all the PSOE of Extremadura,” he acknowledged, earlier than emphasizing that any longer his goal can be to regain the belief of the folks of Extremadura and get better the Junta of Extremadura. . “From today I have a big backpack, which is to lead the PSOE of Extremadura and I am going to give my all to it,” Gallardo has dedicated, recognizing in his speech the legacy of Rodríguez Ibarra and Fernández Vara.

The new normal secretary, 49 years previous, has thanked his opponent for the braveness and work executed through the primaries and has highlighted that in Extremadura solely the PSOE opens as much as society as they’ve executed. “From now on it is time to all work together, to all put on the PSOE shirt,” Gallardo emphasised. “We want a united and strong party, the important thing is that the PSOE wins,” remarked the candidate from Cáceres, ten years youthful, who highlighted the excessive participation that has been registered within the course of.

The organizational secretary of the Extremadura PSOE, Marisol Mateos, has pressured that the essential factor concerning the course of is that the PSOE comes out united, robust and with the intention of eradicating María Guardiola from the Extremadura Regional Government. Mateos has reported that the participation has been 77.52%, 10 factors larger than the elections that had been held in 2017. From the PSOE of Extremadura they’ve highlighted “the absolute normality throughout the day, exemplary, exceptional and exemplary of the organization as a whole.”

The PSOE of Extremadura has experienced a historic day of voting, which began at ten in the morning in the different houses of the town. In total there have been 9,601 socialist militants who were called to elect the new socialist leader, whose great challenge will be to recover the Junta of Extremadura, lost after the result of the 28-M elections last May: despite being the first strength, the PSOE did not add the necessary majority with Unidas Podemos. The pact between the Popular Party and Vox took away the regional Executive, which Fernández Vara had recovered in 2015. The former president of Extremadura had been general secretary since 2008.

The next big event of the party will be on March 22 and 23, with the celebration in Mérida of the 14th Extraordinary Regional Congress for the election of the members of the new Regional Executive Commission, the Ethics Commission, the proportional part of the Federal Committee and the Regional elected by the autonomous party Congress.

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