In Madrid the right does not sweep, Isabel Díaz Ayuso does by eating a bite of Ciudadanos and giving a good bite to Vox. Second: this is not explained by a natural process propelled by the character of Madrid. Let's put an end to that myth once and for all. What is happening in Madrid is the result of effective political action against a left that, wanting to present itself as an alternative, seems rather blocked by its inability to create it. Third: no matter how much he insists on closing the regional campaign by opening the general ones, Ayuso is made in Madrid. The national reading of Madrid politics is a tradition of our country that has not only fed Ayuso, by the way. There are already 30 intense years of popular regime with lineage and lineage. Feijóo has been very involved in these elections and clearly comes out stronger. It is urgent to demystify Ayuso as the national Joan of Arc: her communicative ability is specifically Madrid and she uses it skillfully to make a profit by presenting herself as a scourge of the Government at a time when the wind comes in her face. That's where his miracle ends.
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Madrid does not vote like a European capital because it behaves electorally like a Latin American capital. "Madrid is the new Miami," said Financial Times correspondent Simon Kuper. But this is not due to the Ayusist aspiration to attract the entire Latin American reaction thanks to tax exemptions and an anti-socialist discourse that triumphs. It is about its dual economy, manufactured by the pepera hegemony, and a city model that promotes the rentier regime that Aznar claimed in this campaign. It is also a gentrified urban geography that pays for its private security and is the epitome of the growing fracture between center and periphery. The capital where the emptying of public services during the pandemic, the deliberate confusion between administrations and the most grotesque logic of cronyism were most noticeable; The community that has outsourced even the management of its famous neighborhood markets, is the one in which a comfortable vote has been built for its financial elites and its venal politicians. Let's be clear: Ayuso is the black starling with the look of a hummingbird that hides the economic interests of a business elite under liberal ideals.
Madrid is not facha, no. But it seems to shrug its arms in the face of this slow degradation. Especially before a ruling class that cancels the future, because today wins a PP without a green agenda that has also ruined its most prestigious public universities, although nobody talks about it. The worst thing is not that the base of the opposition to his populism continues to be divided and immersed in the framework of the culture wars set by his opponent. The worst thing is that Ayuso only seems to face an opposition that thinks that communicative marketing (quite bad, by the way) saves everything, while she continues a political project based, as the poet warned, on her slow but effective cancellation of the future.
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