Felipe Gonzalez believes Pedro Sanchez and the PSOE are wrong to limit the problems in Madrid to only that community. According to Felipe Gonzalez, the defeat in Madrid "has got to be a sign of something" and that it is also being felt in other parts.
The Socialist Government and Leadership argues that the decisive setback received on Tuesday last Tuesday "cannot" be extrapolated to the rest of Spain. It is due to weakness in Madrid, strength of the PP within that community, or profile inadequacies of Angel Gabilondo, its candidate.
In an interview with Radio Extremadura, Gonzalez said that the PSOE must do an "internal reflect" on the poor 4-M results as a sign of general malaise towards the Sanchez government and disengagement from the socialists. He said that the PSOE must "react" to Madrid's temporary conditions and not sit idly by believing it is.
Joaquin Leguina was another historical figure to join the discussion on the socialist failure in regional elections. He was adamant about rejecting the expulsion dossier that the PSOE leadership opened for Isabel Diaz Ayuso's participation in an electoral act, and he said it emphatically: "I sweatit."
Three-time president of this community, Leguina, pointed out that Sanchez will be returning to the PSOE if the sanction is finalized. Leguina was joined by Nicolas Redondo Terreros (ex-secretary general of Basque Socialists), who accompanied Ayuso to visit the Alma Tecnologica foundation. Redondo is also president and Leguina patron.
Former president of Madrid thought Sanchez was responsible for the "electoral" disaster and should be removed from the party. He said, "I am guilty for this disaster, may God be with it." Terreros and Leguina have long distanced their selves from the PSOE.