Madrid, September 23 (EFE). – Second Vice President of the Government, Yolanda Díaz, this Friday presented her Sumar political platform to a team of 35 people responsible for leading the collective thinking to develop a new project. a country with a long-term perspective and under progressive, green and pro-European parameters.
At Sumar’s debut, Díaz emphasized that there have been four state projects to date, those of former presidents Suárez, González, Aznar and Zapatero. He plans to lead a “progressive, green, European civic movement” over the next decade.
He then explained to reporters the absence of Rajoy and Sánchez, assuring them that he believes they have not been able to carry out long-term state projects due to the socioeconomic crises they have had to deal with.
Díaz is speaking in front of a hundred guests and journalists in the Espacio Larra in central Madrid, which has almost no furniture. Behind him, a wall barely adorned with a few red, pink and white posters bearing the word Lisa with one typed and repeated motto: “For a new country”.
Sumar’s team continues the process of listening to society
Several of the 35 distinguished professionals in their field, who direct the sections by topic, have accompanied Díaz in the presentation of Sumar’s leadership. These sections continue the process of listening to society he started months ago with the aim of uniting the left before the next general election.
“Imagination cannot be limited to the size of the ballot box,” he said, stressing that the 35 professionals who will be in charge of Sumar districts do not need to be on future electoral rolls. Their task is to coordinate their respective groups (15-35 people each) to prepare diagnoses and proposals.
Around February is the end date of this process, as they have pointed out in the political project. However, Diaz has not set a time limit for his speech. He has stressed that he wants it to be a “long, deep look” that takes a “step back to review our history” to better see the future.
Yolanda Díaz wants to reinvent the welfare state
Díaz has said that ten years are needed to face the big pending changes, such as energy or digital, while “the short-term perspective has caused major problems in Spanish society”.
“We need to reinvent the welfare state,” the leader of Sumari said. In his view, it will pass “another big unfinished business, tax reform” to end the “enormous fiscal injustice” in which “a lot of super-rich people who don’t contribute” to the treasury have “run away from the top”.
In this sense, he has added that “this is Sumar, you cannot have one tax now and another tomorrow”, confirming that he wants a platform of thought and design for the decade.
“A new social contract that is green, feminist, intergenerational and pacifist,” Díaz has demanded, before defining his project as a “progressive, green and European civic movement.”
Team, name by name
The presentation was attended by political scientists Marta Lois and Ignacio Sánchez Cuenca, who will lead the maintenance and democratic quality groups, respectively. Also Supreme Court Justice Fernando Salinas, who is responsible for the administration of justice, and Francesca Bria, who has intervened telematically from Rome and will coordinate the digitization team with rights.
Lawyers Javier Burón, Elsa Arnaiz, Ramón Máiz, Marina Echebarría, Amparo Merino, Marta Valencia, María José Rico and Juanjo Medina will be responsible for the areas of decent housing, youth, territorial model, lgtbiq+ rights and freedoms, decent work. disability inclusion, fishing and citizen safety.
Political scientists Joaquim Brugué, Ruth Ferrero and Arantxa Elizondo lead on administration and good governance, international politics and feminism and equality. Philosopher and sociologist César Rendueles will be in charge of welfare and social rights; Former head of the CCOO, Agustín Moreno for education and doctor Rafael Cofiño for health and mental health.
The cultural department will be headed by the Basque writer Bernardo Atxaga, who is an economist and philosopher.
Other economists in Sumar’s management are Jaume Pallerols (SMEs), Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo (Productive Model) and José Antonio Alonso (Human Rights).
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