Not that many people care about this but this leadership election could directly affect my household (no, we’re not militants, one of us happens to work somewhere where a change in direction from ERC could mean changes).
Anyway, I reckon that out of the available choices, the Carretero federalist agenda makes sense, though some will say that this is the most extreme of the options on offer. Obvously, Puigcercos is revolting (and he masterminded the last electoral campaign, an unmitigated disaster: he doesn’t deserve to lead). Benach seems OK but he kind of looks like he has a drink problem… sorry but it’s true. Reyner, I don’t really know anything about (but apparently, neither does anyone else)… he seems to be a bit of a radical, and his current’s website incudes a handy map of where they’ve burnt the king (in effigy).
BTW: why is it that so many Americans in Spain love the king so much? Same reason they love the queen of England, I guess.
Yeah, so Carretero should win but Benach probably will. Prediction over.
Edit: Told you it was a crap prediction! Puigcercos and Ridao won!
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Nice one, I suppose you could always claim the prediction was in reverse order. Looks like continuity should be the name of the game for Esquerra, those who like their share of institutional power seem to have carried the day.
So does this mean you’re now a dissident?
It means the missus keeps her job (for a while, anyway). Continuity, as Graeme says, is the name of the game.