This is Juan Espadas, the PSOE candidate for the next elections in Andalusia

At the head of the PSOE-A, Juan Espadas (Seville, 1966) faces the challenge of returning his party to the Government of the Junta in the upcoming Andalusian elections of 19J three years after his first lossa challenge that seems difficult if you look at the polls published so far, which grant a clear victory to the right.

Espadas made the leap as a socialist candidate from the mayor of Seville on June 13 of last year, in a convulsive primary process in which he defeated Susana Díaz, whom he also relieved just a few days later in the leadership of the party in the community.

The Sevillian politician began his mandate at the head of the formation staging proposed agreements with the president of the Board, Juanma Moreno, but the understanding did not bear fruit. They blamed each other for the failure. Now, in complicated circumstances due to the erosion of the coalition government at the national level and the low electoral expectations, the socialist candidate will have to decide if he maintains that profile or if he adopts a more belligerent one. Y not only with respect to Moreno’s PP, but also of the two formations to his left that appear in these elections: For Andalusia and Forward Andalusia.

The key for him is in the mobilization of the mayors, councilors and militants and that they mobilize the progressive and centrist vote to turn around some polls.

Married with two children, a boy and a girl, Swords He graduated in Law from the University of Seville in 1989. In addition, it is Diploma in Senior Business Management and has a Master in Environmental Policy and Management.

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In 1990 he began to collaborate with the PSOE as a supporter and in 1997, already 31 years old, he joined the party. At that time, he was appointed Federal Coordinator for the Environment, a responsibility he held until 2009. He was also Deputy Minister for the Environment of the Board and, between 2008 and 2010, Councilor for Housing and Territorial Planning. Between 2010 and 2013, in addition, he held a seat in the Senate.

calm and measured, Juan Espadas competes in the field of moderation with Juanma Moreno, who has worked during his three years in San Telmo to settle in that space. Of course, if the PP candidate is more pop, the socialist prefers rock. To launch his candidacy in the PSOE-A primaries, he chose the song ‘Welcome’, by Miguel Ríos, and it is also known that he likes Dire Straits. A practicing Catholic, among his other passions is football and his Betiswith which this year he has been able to celebrate the Copa del Rey, even on the balcony of the City Hall.

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