The waters internal of Citizens (Cs) down revolts towards the congress party. Until now, he had to reign a relative calm, no more candidate to succeed Albert Rivera in the presidency that Inés Arrimadas, spokesman of the parliament. But the decision taken by the management last Monday, which is not transcended until Tuesday, approving 60 appointment and dismissal of charges at regional, threatens to sow division and cause Arrimadas may have a rival in the extraordinary general assembly of march.
The vice-president of Castile and León, Francisco Igea, conditions his decision to compete with Joined this to clarify if his party model is the same as that derived from that decision of the manager, “centralist and top-down. The manager decided on Monday to 60 appointments positions regional throughout the country, as spokespersons, secretaries of Organization and regional media, and dismissed the two leaders of the critical sector.
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it Is Ignacio Prendes, up to now a spokesperson in Asturias, and Orlena Michael, a spokesperson in Castilla-La Mancha, who received an email in which they were informed of their termination without telling them the reasons. The president of the manager, Manuel García Bofill, denied this Wednesday from Almeria, before participating in a meeting with militants, which the dismissals were to seek a purge of critics.
“There are people who have no public office or position in organic and before they had him. The statutes [of Citizens] need to be a spokesperson you have to be public office or organic. It has made a substitution with this criterion, as it could not be otherwise. We couldn't go to a congress with irregular situations,” he said. “Any other interpretation is outside of the reality of what we have decided”, apostilló. However, the statutes of the Cs, as has been proven by this newspaper, does not collect any requirement, in that sense, for the spokesmen of autonomic. In a statement, the party said after the election of spokespersons is “discretionary” for the direction and management “has maintained the criteria applied previously by the Executive.”
The decision has caused upset in some circles of the party base, according to chats members that have been accessed by this newspaper, and has encouraged the leader critical, Francisco Igea, to consider presenting an alternative to Joined. The baron regional meditated do so, but this Wednesday, let see which is more close to the internal battle.
Compete with Arrimadas
“we Think that Agnes [Joined] is the best candidate, but we want to know what is your model of party. But if your model is this, yes, we stand to present another model”, warned this Wednesday Igea in declarations to the Chain to BE. For his part, the president of the management company replied, without quoting, that “no one is going to determine by itself what will be the strategy or the model of the party”.
Several rulers of Cs came out in support of Prendes, who was vice-president of the Congress until the last elections, as the former secretary of Programs Toni Roldán or the exdiputada Patricia Reyes. The former spokesperson in the Balearic islands and co-founder of Cs, Xavier Pericay, criticized on Twitter the “purge” that “aims to silence any disagreement, present and future”.Updated Date: 16 January 2020, 00:00