Next PSOE Federal Congress

The next PSOE leadership election—in the form of a party congress—will be held at some point during late 2016 or 2017 to elect a new party leadership. Former Secretary General Pedro Sánchez was ousted after a party crisis resulted in the resignation of half his executive committee[1] and a troubled federal committee in which Sánchez lost a key ballot.[2] A caretaker managing commission was appointed to lead the party in the interim, headed by Asturias President Javier Fernández, until an extraordinary party congress to elect a new leadership can be held.[3][4]



Name Born Most recent position Sources
Susana Díaz
18 October 1974
(age 42)
Secretary General of the PSOE–A;
President of Andalusia
Pedro Sánchez
29 February 1972
(age 44)
Secretary General of the PSOE;
Leader of the Opposition


Name Born Most recent position Sources
Josep Borrell
24 April 1947
(age 69)
Minister of Public Works (1991–1996);
President of the European Parliament
Patxi López
4 October 1959
(age 57)
Lehendakari (2009–2012);
President of the Congress of Deputies


Opinion polls

Poll results are listed in the tables below in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first, and using the date the survey's fieldwork was done, as opposed to the date of publication. If such date is unknown, the date of publication is given instead. The highest percentage figure in each polling survey is displayed in bold, and the background shaded in the party's colour. In the instance that there is a tie, then no figure is shaded. Polls show data gathered between PSOE voters/supporters.

Polling firm/Link Fieldwork date Sample
SocioMétrica 31.10.16–04.11.16 ? PSOE voters 37.7 20.7 13.6 11.5 16.6
800 Spanish voters 25.1 21.6 12.6 10.0 30.7
Invymark 31.10.16–04.11.16 ? Spanish voters 22.0 28.3 15.7 15.5 18.5
DYM 01.09.16–06.10.16 ? Spanish voters 19.1 11.4
DYM 27.09.16–06.10.16 ? PSOE voters 38.9 23.9 9.0 17.1 11.1
DYM 27.09.16–01.10.16 ? Spanish voters 17.5 20.1
SocioMétrica 26.09.16–30.09.16 ? PSOE voters 37.2 25.4 21.2 15.3
1,000 Spanish voters 21.4 31.5 17.3 29.7

See also


  1. "Diecisiete miembros de la Ejecutiva del PSOE dimiten para provocar la caída de Pedro Sánchez". El Mundo (in Spanish). 2016-09-28.
  2. "Pedro Sánchez dimite como secretario general del PSOE". El País (in Spanish). 2016-10-01.
  3. "Javier Fernández dirigirá la gestora del PSOE". (in Spanish). 2016-10-01.
  4. "Así es la gestora que dirigirá el PSOE hasta el próximo Congreso". ABC (in Spanish). 2016-10-02.
  5. "Susana Díaz da un paso al frente y se postula como secretaria general del PSOE". El Mundo (in Spanish). 2016-09-28.
  6. "Susana Díaz se ofrece a "coser" y "conciliar" el PSOE". El País (in Spanish). 2016-09-29.
  7. "El PSOE andaluz quiere hacerse fuerte para esperar a finales de primavera las primarias y el congreso del partido". (in Spanish). 2016-10-23.
  8. "Miguel Ángel Revilla asegura que Pedro Sánchez le ha dicho que se presentará a las primarias". 20minutos (in Spanish). 2016-10-01.
  9. "Pedro Sánchez se va... pero puede volver". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 2016-10-02.
  10. "Iceta: "Sánchez se ha convertido en símbolo del PSOE y si se presentase muchos estaríamos con él"". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 2016-10-18.
  11. "La batalla de Pedro Sánchez y Susana Díaz se traslada a la investidura de Rajoy". (in Spanish). 2016-10-25.
  12. "Pedro Sánchez deja el escaño y lanza su candidatura a la secretaría general". El País (in Spanish). 2016-10-30.
  13. "Josep Borrell no descarta disputar el liderazgo del PSOE: "No he dicho que no"". (in Spanish). 2016-10-24.
  14. "Josep Borrell no descarta presentarse a primarias a secretario general del PSOE, aunque "ahora" no piensa en ello". infoLibre (in Spanish). 2016-10-24.
  15. "El PSE sitúa a Patxi López como la "mejor opción" para liderar el PSOE". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 2016-10-26.
  16. "La dimisión de Pedro Sánchez busca desactivar a Patxi López como rival en el bando del 'no' a Rajoy". (in Spanish). 2016-10-29.
  17. "Eduardo Madina descarta disputar el liderazgo del PSOE: "Segundas partes nunca fueron buenas"". (in Spanish). 2016-10-26.
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