The appointment will be next Saturday, March 25. The objective: appeal to the Hispanic vote residing in Madrid before the elections on May 28. Under the title ‘Europe is Hispanic’, the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayusoand the leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóowill be launched for the foreign Latino vote in a joint act at the Parque el Paraíso Auditorium, in the San Blas-Canillejas district of Madrid.
With several polls that place her on the verge of an absolute majority, Ayuso wants to try to convince more Latinos. In the Community of Madrid reside almost 450,000 foreigners who will be able to participate in the municipal elections in May, of which more than 200,000 They come from some of the countries that have a reciprocal voting agreement with Spain, such as Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia or Paraguay.
It is not the first effort by the popular baroness to attract these voters. In March 2022, under the title ‘El sueño de Madrid’, she launched a campaign to recognize and make visible Hispanic talent and the integration capacity of the region.
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“Since Ayuso is president, he has paid a lot of attention to the Hispanic world. In his speeches he includes references to the people of Madrid from Venezuela, the people of Madrid from Colombia, the people of Madrid from Cuba…”, sources from his team explain to Europa Press. In fact, at the PP congress in Madrid, she already created a ‘New Madrileños’ secretary focused on outsiders.
Feijóo, for his part, is also aware of the importance of the Hispanic vote. With his arrival in ‘Genoa’ he has also designated a person specifically in charge of the Department of Migrations, carmen cervantesto establish channels of contact and collaboration with this group of immigrants who live in Spain with the aim of addressing their “problems” and “concerns”, as sources from the party leadership have explained to Europa Press.
The mayor of the capital, Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida and will be enlivened by Latino artists such as the Dominican Henry Méndez or the Carlos Talez orchestra.
In addition, and given that the European People’s Party (EPP) is also in charge of organizing this event, the spokesperson for the PP in Brussels, Dolors Montserratand the Vice Secretary of Institutional Policy, Esteban gonzalez pons.
Up to 450,000 foreign votes
Almost 450,000 foreigners reside in the Community of Madrid who will be able to participate in the municipal elections in May, of whom more than half have the nationality of an EU country but more than 200,000 come from one of the countries with a vote reciprocity agreement with Spain (Bolivia, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, South Korea, Ecuador, Iceland, Norway, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, United Kingdom and Trinidad and Tobago).
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At the beginning of January, the Community of Madrid informed those foreigners registered in the region of the procedures they must carry out to exercise their right to participate in municipal elections May in one of the 179 Madrid municipalities.
The 28M elections take place a few months after the Democratic Memory Law came into force, which has triggered nationalizations in the middle of an electoral year. In fact, the PP suspects that this rule is a “trap” to arbitrarily nationalize” “a lot of people” coinciding with the fact that in 2023 there will be elections.
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