The secretary general of the PSOE-A, Susana diaz, has announced this Monday an agreement with the socialist candidate to the Board in the next regional elections, Juan Espadas, which contemplates the convocation of a Steering Committee for next July 12 that will open the process to call the celebration of primaries for the General Secretariat of the PSOE-A, which, if there are no more candidates than the mayor of Seville, will allow him to be proclaimed new leader July 23While if more than one candidate achieves the necessary guarantees, a consultation with the militancy would be held on September 5.
This was announced by Juan Espadas and Susana Díaz in a joint press conference at the regional headquarters of the PSOE-A in Seville, in which it was the first public appearance of the socialist leader after the one he held on the night of 13 June to comment on his defeat in the primaries of that day in which the Andalusian socialist militants opted for the also mayor of Seville to lead his candidacy for the Junta in the next regional elections, achieving more than 55 percent of the vote issued.
With the advance of the celebration of primaries to the General Secretariat of the PSOE-A between July and September, it is intended to speed up the replacement in the leadership of the Andalusian socialist federation and that its leadership adapts to the one that the militants supported in the consultation of 13 of June, every time Susana Díaz has announced that she will not stand for re-election as leader of the PSOE-A, while Juan Espadas has confirmed his willingness to appear in those primaries.
In addition, the former president of the Board has commented that she will continue in the Andalusian Parliament, and that she will attend the next plenary session, and has insisted on pointing out that she is “at the disposal” of her party and Juan Espadas.
The Federal Statutes of the PSOE approved after its 39th Congress establish that the election of the secretary general of island, provincial, regional and federal executive commissions will be carried out “through the primary system, through individual, direct and secret vote of the militants and direct affiliates in their case of the corresponding territorial area and who have full political rights, in accordance with what is regulated in the regulatory norms of development “.
The primaries will be held by the “double loop” system, as also detailed in the Statutes, which clarify that, in the first round, the candidate who obtains more than 50% of the valid votes will be elected Secretary General. If there are more than two proclaimed candidacies and none obtains more than 50% of the valid votes in the first round, the two candidacies that obtain the highest number of votes will go to the second, in which the candidate with the highest number of votes will be elected Secretary General. number of votes.
In order to be considered a candidate, it will be necessary to achieve, in the autonomous case, a 2% of the endorsements of the militants and direct affiliates. However, the option is contemplated that a single militant reaches the minimum number of guarantees, and, in that case, “the guarantee verification body will proclaim him secretary general without the need for a vote.”
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