have been hardly punished, but also to know if IU and UPyD have been as popular as the
statistics say these latest years.
The PP goes to a dangerous meeting
The PP won the latest elections with 23 deputies in front of 21 of the PSOE. But now, they
are a bit scared because they think that the PSOE or IU are going to win. In addition, Rajoy and
the members of his party are disappointed because of the increment of the PIT (Personal
Income Tax) and the VAT (Value Added Tax).
Their fear is because the intention to vote has been reduced, and they might lose the
European, Local, Regional and even the General elections. That could break the party.
However, Rajoy doesn’t want to think that he is at the beginning of his administration’s end, so
they have already decided who will be sent to the European Parliament, Miguel Arias Cañete, current Agriculture Minister.
The PSOE: new thinking to the elections
It’s the party which has the biggest expectations for the European Parliament. They said that
it is a great opportunity to show that they had changed. They also added that they need
the vote of the women, but the European elections are not very determinant for Spanish
people. However, that has started to change and now we are realizing that the things that
are decided there influences here directly.
They are waiting for their victory: the oligopoly of the two most important parties may have
disappeared. It is in the best moment of their history, and it aspires to be the only left
alternative. There will be from five to seven euro-deputies.
UPyD: growing up alone
To UPyD, the European elections are a great aspiration of forming new governments.
The difference between UPyD and IU is that UPyD wants to grow alone. This is the reason of
why they refused offers of collaboration with Ciutadans or Vox.
The party has increased in the latest years: from one deputy to three or five.
José Ibarra Alonso