ANDALUCIA could be set for a regional re-election as PSOE leader Susana Diaz failed in her second attempt to be re-crowned Junta president.
After almost two months of negotiations Diaz has failed to convince any of the other political parties to support her.
She now has just over a week to form a coalition before the May 22 deadline, when – by law – a new election could be called.
Confidence in Diaz’s leadership has taken a battering due to her party’s continual links to sleaze and corruption.
It hasn’t helped that more details have emerged of her party’s close links to two big Junta fraud probes, which have seen over €2 billion embezzled over the last decade.
The recent resignation of former Junta president Jose Grinan and the promise to retire this autumn by another president Manuel Chaves hasn’t helped.
Both the PP party with 33 seats and Podemos and Ciudadanos, with 15 and nine seats, have insisted they will not back her.
Nonetheless, Diaz maintains she is still the right woman to lead the Junta and described the situation as ‘surreal’.
“I call upon the other parties to behave responsibly for the best interests of our region,” she said.