Even with the electoral hangover, Errejón assured last Wednesday that he continues working to build his project: More Country and its different regional brands. “Slowly but surely“, he said. For the moment, and except for a surprise advance in Andalusia, the next elections will not arrive until 2023. By then, the Madrilenian politician wants to have a network of regional alliances woven, with territorial roots and that are supported by Verdes-Equo . “We are going to continue sowing a political space for the future that is a green political space“he assured
Two years ago, when he left Podemos and created Más Madrid, this political space was born with the vocation of being a political platform in the capital. Months later, when he made the leap to the general election, haste and haste prevented him from creating a consistent structure. Errejón managed to present lists in 18 provinces, but only got 3 seats. Now, the intention is to rethink that project for the 2019 regional elections.
The territorial roots
“You have to work from the bottom up, from the peripheries to the center“, explains the deputy of Compromís, Joan Baldoví, who in 2019 stood for the elections in a coalition with Más País. As stated in statements to this newspaper, the idea is to seek a” coalition of various forces “that will act together,” but with the territorial uniqueness of each one“In case it is not clear enough, Baldoví insists that he would not be part of any project in which, in his case, the decisions that affect the Valencian Community” are taken outside the Valencian territory. ”
Among the keys that Baldoví sees is the union of the project with each region: “There is a space attached to the territory, with roots in the territory, but that may have a federal fit.” Along these lines, like the alliances that Más País wove with Commitment in Andalusia and with the Chunta Aragonesista in Aragon, both Baldoví and Errejón see an opportunity for association in Andalusia. “There is a slow but very promising resurgence of Andalusianism“, indicated the leader of Más País a few days ago before dropping a possible understanding with Teresa Rodriguez Y José María González ‘Kichi’, both leaders of the Anticapitalist current, to go together to the next Andalusian elections.
The common point
Beyond territorial differences, the project’s transversal axis is in ‘green politics’. “Each one of us contributes different values. Verde Equo contributes the capital of European greens”, the co-spokesperson of this formation explains to this newspaper. Florent Marcellesi. Like Errejón, he maintains that the way forward is that set by the great European green parties, such as the German, French or Belgian. Especially, The Greens in Germany, that next September they could enter the Government.
The leaders of Verdes Equo maintain that “the German model must be extrapolated to the rest of the Spanish territories” and agrees with Baldoví in emphasizing the need to “adapt to territorial reality“from each community.” That is the challenge we have, “he admits, after noting that his work is already being seen in Madrid, so much so that several representatives of the European Green Party supported García during the elections.
On what elements can be imported from Germany to Spain, Marcellesi is clear that the main thing is “to talk about what really matters without show business politics.” Thus, he argues that it is necessary to focus the debate on the social and the ecological, in the relationship between health and Environment, to offer a project for the future. Of course, he admits that it is a job that is achieved “little by little”. The same expression – “little by little” – used Errejón a few days ago. Except for surprise, they have two years to go.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.