“Here, in Euskal Herria, in … Sorry, in Euskadi, in the Basque Autonomous Community”. This is how one of his answers began in an interview with Radio Euskadi Carlos Iturgaiz, newly elected president of the Basque PP. The ‘popular’ leader, however, quickly qualified his words: “Euskal Herria comes in the Statute: it is the Basque people, but not as a political concept. The political concept is very well differentiated into two completely different and distinct communities, which are the Basque Autonomous Community and the Foral Community of Navarra. And we are bordering, they and we, with other communities in our country. We have one thing and one essence in common: that we are part of a great nation, which is Spain “, has apostilled.
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Iturgaiz is Casado’s personal bet and, despite the failure in the July elections, he continues to have the backing of Genoa. The same Genoa that criticized Alfonso Alonso when he was in charge of leading the party in Euskadi for his “lukewarmness” against nationalism. Iturgaiz, since his return, he has stood firm in front of him. “In the PP of the Basque Country we are Basques and Spaniards without complexes, glued to our land, glued to our roots, we love Euskera without complexes and without impositions, and we are the containment dam for the disruptive policies of Basque nationalism,” he proclaimed ago little more than a week after being elected president of the Basque PP.