The new Executive will include the mayors of Telde, Carmen Hernández, as first vice president, and of Tacoronte, Daniel Díaz, as second vice president
No fissure has had the list presented by Román Rodríguez to renew the Executive of NC, who voted unanimously in favor of his leadership yesterday during the fifth congress of the formation.
His candidacy ratified the continuity of the mayor of Telde, Carmen Hernández, as first vice president, and the mayor of Tacoronte, Daniel Díaz, as second vice president, according to equal criteria.
In fact, one of the challenges facing training is
expand its presence in the western province of the archipelago, and for this it has championed the breadth of «canarismo».
Rodríguez pointed out during his speech that a large part of the population fits into this space. "Not everyone has to be a nationalist to share a work project dedicated to the defense of the Canary Islands," he pointed out. "The important thing is not to be strong because of a number but because of progressive policies."
In this sense, the re-elected leader of NC extended his hand to all the formations, assuring that he was capable of dialogue "without forcing situations or generating false expectations."
“We chose the Welfare State and we defend without hesitation the same in the Government as in the opposition”
He thus recognizes the possibility of approaching CC,
but except the extreme right. An extreme with which he understands that he has nothing in common and that he has been the only one excluded on the date.
The main concerns addressed by Rodríguez were the defense of public rights. A land that he pointed out that they have been conquering since they entered the Government of the Canary Islands together with the Pact of Flowers with bets such as the Minimum Vital Income or the expansion of the health workforce.
"We chose the Welfare State, the right to housing, to decent work and we defend without hesitation the same in the Government as in the opposition, not like others," he added.
He was thus referring to the repeated tax cuts defended by the opposition to alleviate the consequences of the crisis in Ukraine. An issue that NC denies, among other arguments, because it would reduce the distribution capacity of the wealth destined for basic services.
raise your voice
He also had words for the controversy over the Sahara, an issue widely discussed in various interventions, including that of the representative of the Polisario Front, Hamdi Mansour.
The invasion of Ukraine is as serious as the occupation of the Palestinian people», sentenced Rodríguez, who criticized that the Government of Spain had different «measuring sticks» for the conflicts in the north and those in the south.
A position that extends, in his opinion, to the
migration crisis. Although he pointed out that the state has been able to mobilize to welcome Ukrainian refugees, it has not done so to relieve pressure from the islands.
Nor has the EU committed itself, he said, to development policies in the countries of origin and now there are agreements with Morocco, which uses "immigration blackmail" as a bargaining chip.
The highway agreement, the problems with the ZEC or the unpaid bills due to the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook, among the open fronts
"We have to remember where we are taking into account that the country has an expansionist character," said the NC leader. "Mohamed VI will want to negotiate the Canary waters and that is why we have demanded that Pedro Sánchez be present at those tables."
The 'canaristas' share that in the peninsular territory little is understood about the particularities of the archipelago and, therefore, they defend its importance to raise their voices. Also in regards to
sustainability, job creation or REFexample, they point out, of the «conquests» of NC.
Finally, Rodríguez mentioned some open issues such as the highway agreement, the problems with the ZEC or the unpaid bills due to the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook. But, above all, he concluded with a message that demanded greater autonomy: "The Canary Islands are not going to take a single step back in terms of their rights," he added.