The overwhelming victory of the Popular Party in the regional elections in Spain had its echo in Argentine politics. Mainly among the leaders of Together for Change, who publicly supported Isabel Díaz Ayuso, the president of the Community of Madrid.
Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Patricia Bullrich, the two presidential candidates of the PRO, were the first to celebrate the electoral success of the PP. The head of government of the city of Buenos Aires expressed himself via Twitter at 18:40 p.m., while the former Minister of National Security did so minutes later, at 19:06 p.m.
"Congratulations @IdiazAyuso and @AlmeidaPP_ on the victory in today's regional and municipal elections! The Spaniards ratified the option for freedom and progress. Next objective @NunezFeijoo and the Popular Party in the general elections in December," Rodríguez Larreta tweeted, also adding in greetings to Madrid Mayor José Luis Martínez-Almeida and the president of the Popular Party, Alberto Núñez Feijóo.
Bullrich was more synthetic, congratulating the entire PP, but especially Díaz Ayuso. "Congratulations to the Popular Party and in particular to @IdiazAyuso for the resounding triumph against populism. Long live freedom," he said.
Larreta had already made his support manifest during the past week, also through social networks and mentioning meetings he had with the leaders of the PP on trips to Spain that he made.
"I have no doubt that the good government of @IdiazAyuso and @AlmeidaPP_ will be ratified in the regional and municipal elections next Sunday. I was with them in Madrid and there you can breathe freedom, transformation and future. As we have spoken many times, citizens want governments with management capacity and committed to improving the quality of life, "had been the message of the mayor of Buenos Aires on Friday.
Bullrich, meanwhile, had also been supporting Diaz Ayuso since recent weeks. On Twitter, he had written the following: "We must wage the cultural battle against the populism that mortgages our future, on all fronts. Next Sunday it is #28M essential that Spanish citizens living in Argentina vote for @IdiazAyuso."
That tweet, on Sunday 21, was answered by Díaz Ayuso. "Thank you so much, Patricia! All the best for beloved Argentina, whose people we care for with so much affection from Madrid. They come from the future warning Spain", was the reply of the Spanish policy.