Therefore, he has set the date for the regional elections as June 19. The snap elections are a result of the coalition’s failure to finalise the 2022 budget due to the refusal of the PSOE, VOX, and Unidas Podemos to agree.
The Andalucian Prime Minister said this as he attended the pilgrimage to the Virgen de la Cabeza in Jaén on Sunday. He told the journalists present that he had “thought about the elections for weeks and that he will continue to do so”.
Las elecciones autonómicas se celebrarán el domingo 19 de junio. Es lo mejor para #Andalucía. Y deseo que tengan la mayor participación posible.
Es vital para arrancar el 1 de enero de 2023 con unos nuevos Presupuestos.
No hay tiempo que perder. pic.twitter.com/w2p6CW7sVu
— Juanma Moreno (@JuanMa_Moreno) April 25, 2022
‘This government has come to an end’
“It is clear this government has come to an end and what we need to do now is make a decision that is good for Andalucia,” said Moreno. Moreno is also the leader of the People’s Party PP in Andalucia.
Possible elections in June
In recent days, the prime minister has often hinted at the possibility of early elections. He also dropped the month of June as the moment from which it is still possible to compile budgets.
In November, the government made up of the PP and Ciudadanos (with the support of VOX) failed to finalise the 2022 budgets due to the rejection of the parties PSOE, VOX, and Unidas Podemos.
Not enough votes to rule alone
According to data from the latest Andalucian barometer, Moreno would win the election with 34% of the vote. This could give him between 43 and 44 seats. However, that number is not enough to rule alone. The absolute majority is 55 seats. Therefore, the party would need support from Vox. The far-right party would become the third force in the southern Spanish state with 19% of the vote and 22 seats.
Together with VOX?
For the past four years, the president of Andalucia has governed the region in a coalition with Ciudadanos and with support from Vox. He has regularly hinted that he will reject a coalition with the party led by Santiago Abascal (VOX).