Ultimately, the comeback of the Left did not take place. Six months before the legislative elections, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s socialist party suffered a heavy setback in the municipal and regional elections held on May 28, 2023, in the Iberian Peninsula.
The opinion polls all predicted a victory for the right in this double ballot, which was held in 12 of the 17 autonomous regions in the country, as well as in all the cities of the country, but no one expected that the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) would suffer a defeat of such magnitude.
The right, for its part, is jubilant: the Popular Party (PP) of Alberto Nunez Feijoo won 31.5% of the vote, while the PSOE barely managed to reach the 28% mark. But above all, the PP won at least 6 of the 10 regions hitherto ruled by the left-wing coalition.
In addition to the PP, the other big winner is the national right-wing Vox party which, with 7.19% of the vote in its favor, has just doubled its score in four years and is making a very notable push in many regional parliaments.
A shift to the right of the electorate that can no doubt be explained – in part – by the ravages wrought by a progressive ideology that has been shamelessly at work for several years.
Thus, last February, two of the most advanced laws on transsexuality and abortion were approved by the radical left-wing coalition in power: from that point on, people over the age of sixteen, who wish to do so can “change gender” on their official identity by a simple administrative declaration, without having to provide a medical report or provide proof of hormonal treatment.
Parental consent is required for teenagers aged 14 to 16, while 12-14 year olds will have to get the green light from the courts.
In the museum of Spanish progressive horrors, one can find euthanasia, legalized in 2022, and which allows people who suffer from a “serious, incurable illness, and causing intolerable suffering,” to end their lives by simple written request.
Finally, over the months, the Spaniards have seen the ravages of the Celaa law on education, passed in 2020, a reform of the leveling down which abolishes the catechism courses, compulsory until now, while imposing a “sensitization” to gender ideology, canceling out the Spanish language as the “common language,” which means that from one region to another the language of instruction can be different. The only winner is stupidity.
So many aberrant laws voted in a hurry, witnesses of a wokism and a cancel culture little appreciated by the Spanish electorate. The episcopate also stepped up to the plate just before the elections, reaffirming its “profound disagreement” with the coalition led by Pedro Sanchez.
“The anthropological vision that manifests itself in school curricula [which advocate gender ideology, ed.] is of great concern to us,” said Bishop Luis Javier Argüello Garcia, auxiliary bishop of Valladolid.
There is no doubt that Spanish voters have given their prime minister a formal “no” to the “decivilization” underway in their country. Moreover, the chief executive was not mistaken: the day after his crushing defeat, Pedro Sanchez announced the holding of early general elections on July 23: there is a risk of a long hot summer south of the Pyrenees.