DBC Lunch 9th May

2023 is THE year of the elections for Spain! Municipal elections will be held on May 28 and regional elections will also be held in 13 autonomous regions, including Madrid.

Most regional and municipal governments seem to prefer a locally oriented election campaign. The stakes are that there would be no urge for change in Spain and that continuity among voters is the norm. But that won’t be easy. The past few weeks have made it clear that both Sánchez and Feijóo feel very involved in the campaigns and that the upcoming election is being viewed as a preliminary round of national elections later this year.

The macroeconomic and geopolitical instability and uncertainties will undoubtedly have an impact on the result of the upcoming May elections and are therefore a prelude to the national elections that will have to be held before December 10 of this year at the latest.

Hence, at the upcoming DBC luncheon, we would like to take a closer look at the macroeconomic issues facing Spain and the political prospects and challenges they pose. For the occasion we have invited 2 eminent persons who know the Spanish political and economic landscape inside out:

  • Eduardo Madina Muñoz : Member of Parliament from 2004 to 2017, spokesperson for the PSOE for several years.
  • Juan Pablo Riesgo Figuerola-Ferretti: Secretary of State for Employment from 2015 to 2018 for the PP government of Mariano Rajoy.

Both persons are now also affiliated with EY and colleagues of Richard van Vliet, secretary of our DBC. During the colloquium following lunch, Eduardo will focus on the political situation and Juan Pablo on the macroeconomic aspects.