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Elections in Galicia: A new political horizon on February 18, 2024

Elections in Galicia A new political horizon on February 18, 2024

Jeickson Sulbaran

December 25, 2023 | 7:51 pm

El political landscape of Galicia is at a crucial moment with the announcement by the president of the Xunta, Alfonso Rueda, on the call for regional elections for next February 18, 2024. This decision, which puts an end to months of speculation, is based on what Alfonso Rueda considers more convenient for the interests of the community. The chosen date is significant, since the electoral campaign will coincide with the carnival, an emblematic period for the region.

The electoral advance, announced after a meeting of the Galician government, responds to a strategy that seeks to take advantage of the approval of the budgets for next year, thus guaranteeing the economic stability of the community. This strategic move by Rueda reflects the political dynamics in the Galicia elections, where the aim is to maintain an "island of stability" in the national context.

The electoral process and its implications for Galicia

With the publication of the decree calling for elections in the Official Gazette of Galicia, a period of intense political activity will begin. The dissolution of the Parliament of Galicia will give way to a 15-day electoral campaign, culminating in voting day. This electoral process is an opportunity for parties and candidates to present their proposals and vision for the future of Galicia.

Alfonso Rueda, who assumed the presidency in May 2022, has informed key figures such as his predecessor, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, and the Basque Lehendakari, Íñigo Urkullu, highlighting the importance of direct and transparent communication in the political sphere. This gesture underlines the respect and consideration towards relevant political figures, as well as the importance of Galicia in the national political panorama.

Expectations and reactions to the upcoming elections

The call for elections in Galicia has generated diverse reactions among the Galician political parties. Ana Pontón, candidate of the Galician Nationalist Bloc (BNG), and José Ramón Gómez Besteiro, of the PSdeG, have expressed their enthusiasm and preparation to face the elections. While Pontón appears confident in leading the next Galician government, Besteiro envisions a change in the political cycle in the community.

This election day represents not only a change in the administration of the Xunta, but also an opportunity for the citizens of Galicia to express their wishes and expectations for the future of their community. With the possibility of a change in the political cycle, these elections are shaping up to be a crucial event in the recent history of Galicia.

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