One year after the government crisis, Pedro Sánchez is determined to undertake a far-reaching remodeling of the PSOE. The departure of Adriana Lastra has forced the President of the Government and Socialist General Secretary to accelerate the changes and convene a Federal Committee -the highest body between congresses- to make the changes official. A call that has sown the game with nerves and uncertainty. What does seem clear is that there will be new developments both in the Executive and in the parliamentary groups.

The agenda of the Federal Committee contemplates in its third point “structure of the Federal Executive Commission and Parliamentary Groups”. This epigraph is interpreted in the party as there will be changes in both spheres. In the socialist leadership it was taken for granted. In the parliamentary groups within the formation it was interpreted weeks ago that this could be the case when, after the bump in the Andalusian elections, Sánchez in an Executive complained that the party’s spokesmen did not transmit the proper or correct messages.

The possibilities are open and in the party the positions consulted admit they know nothing. “I don’t know” is the most repeated answer. “That falls to the secretary general.” In recent days the pools have been fired, speculations waiting for Sánchez to rule.

After Lastra’s departure from the deputy secretary general, Sánchez could bet on a woman, to try to maintain his commitment to the feminist policy that he presumes in a majority-female government, but that does not have a mirror in the PSOE. In recent times he has gained strength and the minister Pilar Alegría is on the lips of many, whom many in the party place with projection.

In fact, the Minister of Education has had a lot of media and public exposure in recent months. For example, she has been a regular at events on weekends, being the face and voice of the party. She is considered to be one of the few ministers who has gelled after last year’s government crisis.

Although the photo of Sánchez with Antonio Hernando that illustrated an interview in El País did not go unnoticed in the match, and he is seen as a weighty profile to relaunch the match and confront the PP. Another name that is on the lips of many in the party is Patxi López. It did not go unnoticed that Sánchez named him specifically in the Debate on the State of the Nation and after his intervention she merged into a hug with him. López, in addition, has had media prominence in recent times to confront the right on account of ETA and the Democratic Memory Law.

What is clear in the PSOE is that the arrival of Feijóo to the presidency of the PP forces the Socialists to reorient their strategy. With Pablo Casado they were clear and they considered that his position allowed them to place themselves in a central space without having to do much. With Feijóo that strategy is no longer valid. He already certifies it until the CIS of Tezanos, which this Tuesday for the first time gave the PP ahead of the PSOE, although in La Moncloa they have known for weeks that electorally it is already slipping by the popular ones. “Feijóo is a great adversary, the first thing to defeat him is to recognize him,” admit government sources.

In this sense, this is how Félix Bolaños, Minister of the Presidencies, has expressed himself from the Canary Islands: “The most important thing about the Federal Committee on Saturday is that the PSOE is committed to all administrations to continue taking measures to make life easier for the people, citizens, the middle classes. That is what the PSOE is focused on”.

The Federal Committee on Saturday, as Sánchez has also decided, will be the spearhead to try to activate the PSOE as an electoral machine. Start a locomotive that has shown to be seized in the last regional elections that have been held. The agenda, to which this newspaper has had access, includes in point four the “call and calendar of primaries and the process of preparing candidacies for the different institutions.”

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