This decision confirms the departure of the Madrid counselor Enrique López from the party's Justice area
MADRID, 20 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The president of the Popular Party, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has decided to reinforce his deputy secretary for Institutional Affairs, MEP Esteban González Pons, who will assume from now on in the first person the powers of Justice, Defense and Constitutional Policy within the party.
This new role for Pons entails the departure of the Madrid Minister of the Presidency, Enrique López, who was appointed in January 2020 Executive Secretary of Justice and the Interior by the then president of the PP, Pablo Casado. However, the PP's Institutional Vice-Secretariat will have several executive secretaries, among them the International or the Interior, according to what sources from the party have told Europa Press.
For now, this Friday it has been announced that González Pons will have the Canarian MEP Gabriel Mato as executive secretary of International Policy. Mato, who handles issues of Fisheries, Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Agriculture in Brussels, will replace the Galician deputy Valentina Martínez in this position.
In addition, the former Valencian minister is going to form part of the German Manfred Weber's team --who will be elected the new president of the EPP at the congress that is held in Rotterdam on May 31 and June 1--, since he plans to occupy a of the 10 vice-presidencies of the European 'popular'.
Feijóó has called a meeting of the National Executive Committee next Monday at the national headquarters of the PP and there the complete organization chart of the party and all the second echelons will be known. This Friday some names have been announced but more than a dozen executive secretaries are pending.
Apart from the appointment of Gabriel Mato as Executive Secretary for International Policy, the PP announced this Friday the following appointments: Antonio Rodríguez Miranda will be Executive Secretary of the PP Abroad, under the coordination of the Deputy Secretary for Organization, Miguel Tellado, who will also propose Carmen Fúnez as head of the Electoral Action area.
In addition, the former mayor of Guadalajara, Antonio Román, will be the executive secretary of Municipal Policy and Large Cities of the PP, and will report to the deputy secretary of Autonomous Policy, Pedro Rollán.
The national leadership of the PP has made these first appointments public just as the intervention of the regional presidents of the party began at the XVII Congress of the PP in Madrid, which is being held at Ifema and which has crowned Isabel Díaz Ayuso as the new president of the PP in Madrid. with more than 99% of the votes.
PP sources have told Europa Press that they have already begun to publicly announce some names because Alberto Nuñez Feijóo and his team are personally contacting those elected and want to avoid leaks.