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The "tense" reunion between Almeida and Pablo Casado after the great crisis over Ayuso


The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez Almeida, and the former president of the Popular Party and opposition candidate, Pablo Casado, met again on Sunday at the...

  • Almeida City Council acknowledges having made a mistake in the war between Ayuso and Casado

The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez Almeida, and the former president of the Popular Party and opposition candidate, Pablo Casado, met again on Sunday at the celebration of the 50th birthday of

María Pelayo

, the former communication director of the



They had not met since Almeida stepped back in the internal war of the Popular Party.

Casado did not want Ayuso to proclaim herself president of the party in Madrid.

The process of larvado of the hegemony achieved by the president of the Community ended between accusations of espionage and corruption.

The mayor, who was on the


of the national leader and former Secretary General,

Teodoro García-Egea

, resigned as party spokesperson at a critical moment in the disagreement between Casado and Ayuso.

The relationship between Almeida and Casado broke up then.

Now, the witnesses of the reunion of this past weekend describe the crossing on Sunday at the time of the aperitif as

"quite tense"


Many guests attended the birthday and Almeida left the party "



The mayor arrived home on time to watch the World Cup final, as this newspaper has learned.

One day after having met Casado, the mayor returned early Monday to the


program hosted by

Federico Jiménez Losantos


The journalist, as part of his electorate, had been very critical of Martínez-Almeida's management.

The last few weeks at the head of the City Council have not been easy for Almeida, who has accumulated some wear and tear at the start of the Christmas season.

Since the lights were turned on, on November 24, Almeida has overcome various problems, such as the traffic chaos in the city, the collapse of Árticus or the reopening of Sol at 90%.

All these problems led to the fact that, just six days ago, on December 14,

Losantos attacked the mayor during the interview he conducted with Isabel Díaz Ayuso.

'Carmeida' or 'Judas'

Despite the fact that Losantos has referred to Almeida as




or took advantage of Sol's work to snap at Ayuso

"I don't know if you have managed to cross Almeida's ditches"

, the mayor's team was clear that they had to return to

It's the morning of Federico


Politically, he does not find the same support that allowed his proclamation as mayor.

Ortega Smith

is no longer the partner he can trust.

They have not even sat down to negotiate the Budgets.

"And he is the only spokesman to whom Almeida has offered to negotiate

," add sources from the socialist group.

Ortega Smith takes advantage of the fact that Almeida has not fulfilled the electoral promise to repeal Madrid Central to attack his proposals, hardening the relationship between the two.


For this reason, the objective of returning to the Losantos program was to

"restore harmony with some right-wing voters"

and put their voice on a political spectrum dominated by Vox.

Almeida himself considers Madrid Central his "weak flank", as he said during the interview on Monday on



For the same reason, he repeated several times the decision that the City Council had taken to offer a moratorium on label B transport vehicles, which will be able to access the city's almond throughout 2023.

A nod to Vox that has not been of much use:

Rocío Monasterio paralyzed Ayuso's Budgets, just as Ortega Smith has managed to do with Almeida


Focused on the strategy of getting closer again to a space of listeners that was increasingly distant, at a crucial moment in the run-up to the campaign and punctuated by the management problems that Madrid is suffering, Almeida took the opportunity to admit

"the mistake"

of not having supported Ayuso in the fight against Pablo Casado in the program where the most critics were against him for, precisely, not having supported her.

In the end, he ended up delivered:

"I opted to defend a third way. I should have stopped doing it when I saw where things were going and I didn't. While there, I made mistakes

," Almeida confessed.

From Sol, the seat of the Ayuso Government, where they had been informed days ago of his


to Federico, they thanked the mayor for his words, with whom they are working on a joint strategy for the upcoming elections.

However, his repentance does not convince other sources of all solvency of the Popular Party who lived closely the most tense moments in Genoa: "

It is not sincere

. "

According to the criteria of The Trust Project

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