Pedro Sánchez can now head straight for the pardons . With two assets already in his backpack: a lackluster Colón 2 , who evidenced the division of the rights and his questionable ability to mobilize on a hot Sunday in June in Madrid, and the victory – and ultimately.
Over his eternal rival, Susana Díaz . The former president of the Junta was literally devastated in the PSOE of Andalusia primaries by the candidate promoted by Ferraz, Juan Espadas , mayor of Seville. A 38.76% against an overwhelming 55.05% to 99.8% of votes counted. 16.29 advantage points, 5,549 more ballots.
An even more bulky punishment inflicted by Sánchez himself in 2017 . It will not take a second round. The dispute was resolved the first time and with a much higher margin than expected.
The scrutiny gave Espadas the advantage from the beginning, but during the day their triumph was not so clear because Diaz’s men had played to inflate expectations .
Finally, the Seville councilor prevailed in all the provinces, except Córdoba, Málaga -with a very tight result- and Almería, in which she won.
In Jaén , the heart of Andalusian socialism, she was directly trampled on by the rank and file , obtaining 18.87%, compared to the overwhelming 66.85% of the mayor and the remarkable 13.32% of the third candidate in the running, the university professor Luis Angel Hierro.
The defeat of the general secretary of the PSOE-A has no palliative and is already out of circulation: he did not resign this 13-J but he did announce that he will not present himself at the next regional congress , scheduled for the end of the year. Take a “step to the side,” although not immediately.
Juan Espadas wins the PSOE-A primary elections, with 55% support. In the photo, Espadas celebrates his victory with his team at the party’s regional headquarters in Seville.