The last requests for votes resounded with the noise of the accusations of buying votes and the case of the kidnapping of the mayor of Maracena in the background. A muddy end to the campaign that, politically, was marked by the undecided, who could tip victory to one side or the other in some capitals where the PP and PSOE are more evenly matched, as is the case of Seville and Granada. In Cádiz everything is up in the air after the march of “Kichi” and in Huelva and Jaén the polls predict a change towards the ranks of the PP. The popular mayors of Malaga, Almería and Córdoba, according to the polls, would remain in office with the unknown of an absolute majority.
However, the exchange of accusations about the latest cases of irregularities in the electoral process continued. The president of the Board, Juanma Moreno, chose Granada and Seville to launch the last messages before the day of reflection. Moreno has been personally involved in the municipal campaign, especially where it is difficult for the PP to gather support, such as the towns of inland Andalusia. He has also redoubled his presence in the Seville capital to support the popular candidate José Luis Sanz, a square – the main Spanish city governed by the Socialists – that is crucial and where polls predict a tie between PP and PSOE.
In Granada, where he showed his support for the popular candidate, Marifrán Carazo, he demanded a “coherent explanation” from the regional and federal leaderships of the PSOE on the cases of the alleged purchase of votes in Mojácar and the kidnapping in Maracena, two “embarrassing” matters ». In his opinion, all Democrats should be “astonished, rejected and ashamed” by these “unpleasant” cases. Moreno added that the “supposed involvement” in the “kidnapping plot” of Maracena of an important leader of the PSOE-A, in reference to the Secretary of Organization, Noel López, causes “surprise and concern.”
Likewise, he criticized the “silence” of the PSOE leaders during these days, when citizens deserve to go vote on Sunday “with an explanation” from that party about what is happening in Spain in relation to alleged vote buying and, in in a special way about the events in Andalusia, “the epicenter of the embarrassment of the PSOE”. “This is news that embarrasses us and I ask all Andalusians for at least one coherent explanation before Sunday,” said the president of the Board, who hoped that in these elections an “electoral and democratic turnaround” would take place in the community, where the socialists have been winning the successive municipal elections. Carazo is Moreno’s personal bet in Granada. She, a former Minister of Public Works, left the Governing Council table to contest this Mayor’s Office against the PSOE, which acceded to the government through a motion of no confidence. According to the president of the Board, Carazo “will be the first mayor in the history of Granada” and will mark “a before and after” in the management of this city, which has to be the “undisputed leader” and “economic engine of Andalusia” .
The general secretary of the PSOE-A, Juan Espadas, has been dotted with the cases of Mojácar and Maracena at the worst moment. Espadas wrapped up the socialist candidate for the Mayor of Malaga, Daniel Pérez. On Sunday it will be verified if the Socialists continue to maintain their municipal hegemony.