Sport Spain-The Podemos Party leader withdraws from the political life
Madrid regional election puts PM on the defensive
Madrid votes Tuesday in a closely watched regional election which surveys suggest will deliver a serious drubbing to Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's Socialist Party. Antonio Barroso of Teneo consultants said a defeat of the left in Madrid "is unlikely to make a difference" in the national government's ruling coalition between the Socialists and Podemos, since it is not in Sanchez's interest to bring forward a general election. "A decisive victory by Diaz Ayuso will probably give a boost to the PP on the national level level," he added.
Spain-Politics / Podemos (photo, TV): Spain-the leader of the Podemos party withdraws from the political life
Madrid, May 4 ( Reuters) - Pablo Iglesias has brutally removed from politics Tuesday night, a month after leaving his position as Vice President of the Spanish Government.
Leader of the Left Party Podemos, 42, had created the surprise a few weeks ago by taking place in the elections of the Madrid region, which resulted in a crushing victory of the conservative candidate Isabel Díaz Ayuso Tuesday night.
"I leave all the political parties (...). I will not be an obstacle to the renewal of leadership whose political force needs," said Pablo Iglesias to journalists late Tuesday after learning the results, that he has qualified tragedy. "We failed," he said.
Although Pablo Iglesias has already announced that it would not be premier in the next national election, planned in 2023, this announcement hazards its withdrawal from Spanish policy, which it helped to transform during The last decade. (Clara-Laeila Laudette and Belén Carreño; French version Camille Raynaud)
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