MADRID, 17 Mar. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The PP has chosen the name 'Reformismo21' for the new party foundation that Alberto Núñez Feijóo will present this Friday in Madrid and that will be led by the economist Pablo Vázquez, according to sources from the party leadership.
The foundation of the party will therefore cease to be called 'Harmony and Liberty', as the former president of the PP Pablo Casado baptized it in its day, and will now be called 'Reformismo21', thus alluding to the reforms and structural changes that the country needs in this XXI century.
This foundation, which aims to attract talent and experience with the aim of giving "added value to politics in general and to the PP in particular", will include former ministers Fátima Báñez, Ramón Escolano and Josep Piqué, as well as the coach Toni Nadal, current technical sports director of the 'Rafa Nadal Academy', among others.
According to the PP, Feijóo is building the alternative to the government of Pedro Sánchez "adding people with experience, management and great knowledge, forming solvent teams that bring the best ideas to implement them as soon as the Spanish decide so in a general election".
Feijóo entrusted Pablo Vázquez in February with the design of the foundation after the departure of deputy Adolfo Suárez Illana, who announced the resignation of his seat in Congress and his position in the foundation with the aim of resuming his "professional and family obligations".
The PP confirmed this Thursday that the economic team of the PP foundation will be made up of Báñez (current president of the CEOE foundation who held the Employment portfolio); Escolano (former Minister of Economy and former President of the ICO); and Piqué, who was the head of Foreign Affairs, but also of Industry and spokesperson for the Government in different PP governments.
In addition, the economic team will include five other renowned experts in technology: the director of Alestis Aerospace, María Eugenia Clemente; the director of ASTI Mobile Rotics, Verónica Pascual; Alicia Richart, general director for Spain and Portugal of the artificial intelligence company Afiniti; Elena Pisonero, executive president of Taldig; and José María Abad, ICADE professor and consultant.
These new incorporations are added to those that the PP has announced in recent days. Thus, it already counts on its advisory council with Rafael Matesanz, creator and founder of the Transplant Organization; Toni Nadal, coach and current sports technical director of the "Rafa Nadal Academy"; the journalist and president of the Querer Foundation, Pilar García de la Granja; and the president of the civil organization Concordia Cívica; Teresa Freixes.
The diplomat and former Spanish ambassador to the United States, Ramón Gil-Casares; the former Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education of Portugal Nuno Crato, and Javier Santacruz, member of the platform "The Spain that brings together". The permanent member of the General Codification Commission of the Ministry of Justice, Mercedes Fuertes, and the lawyer of the Council of State, Noemí Gámez, will also contribute their knowledge to the foundation.
In this advisory council, which will begin its journey this Friday, there will also be Noah Higón, the young jurist who has visualized awareness of rare diseases, which more than three million people in our country suffer from, on social networks.
Feijóo has also incorporated figures from the world of culture into the foundation, such as Montse Iglesias, former director of Culture at the Instituto Cervantes, or the writer and diplomat Juan Claudio de Ramón, a regular firm in the media and the latest David Gistau Prize for Journalism.
This Friday the Foundation is constituted with a meeting that will be chaired by Núñez Feijóo and directed by Pablo Vázquez, a doctor in Economics, former president of Renfe and former executive director of the Foundation for Applied Economics Studies (FEDEA). The party has indicated that the foundation will expand in the coming months with new additions.