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Víctor Francos resigns from the presidency of the CSD

MADRID, 14 Dic.

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Víctor Francos resigns from the presidency of the CSD


Víctor Francos announced this Thursday his "resignation" from his position as president of the Higher Sports Council (CSD) due to "professional reasons" and at a time when "a period of stability is opening in Spanish sport" with the start of the new legislature.

"Today, I wish to announce my resignation from the position of president of the Higher Sports Council, a thoughtful decision that addresses professional reasons. We are at the beginning of the XV Legislature and, with it, the formation of a new Government , which opens a period of stability in Spanish sport," said Francos in a statement made public by the CSD.

Víctor Francos became president of the CSD in June of this year, replacing José Manuel Franco. Until then, since July 2021, he was the Secretary General of Culture and Sports of the Ministry of Culture and Sports.

Francos used his willingness, which he shared with the Minister of Education, Vocational Training and Sports, Pilar Alegría, "to undertake new professional challenges." "It is time for the Higher Sports Council to have a person at the helm who will take on the new challenges of this institution over the next four years," he added.

The former president of the CSD stressed that it closes an "exciting stage" in national politics that began together with former minister Salvador Illa in March 2020 in the Ministry of Health when the country faced the COVID-19 pandemic, "in the greatest challenge that a public servant could face.

Later, with former minister Miquel Iceta, first in Territorial Policy and Public Function and then in the Ministry of Culture and Sports, ending this stage as president of the CSD, where he said that he has tried to "contribute to the development of public sports policies" of the Government, the "most ambitious in the history of Spanish sport."

Finally, Francos thanked the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, for his "repeated displays of trust" in this phase of his institutional life. "Also to the ministers with whom I have worked, for having given me the opportunity to develop my vocation as a public servant in a progressive and transformative project for Spain," he concluded.

Among the challenges that Francos' replacement in the CSD must face are the implementation of the Sports Law, and the new Ministerial Order that regulates the electoral processes of sports federations, including the RFEF, the Paris Olympic Games 2024 and the organization of the 2030 World Cup.