"I was chosen to make a winning team"

The leader of the Popular Party, Pablo Casado, has assured this Monday that he was elected in "primaries" by the militants of his party to "make a winning team" and stressed that he wants to "surround himself with the best" and people who help him to win the general election on April 28.

This has been pronounced in an interview in La Sexta, collected by Europa Press, when asked about the internal criticism he has received with the PP lists, if he wants to distance himself from the time of Mariano Rajoy and what he intends when betting on signings like the of Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo as a candidate for Barcelona.

Pablo Casado recalled that he was "elected by primary in the PP to do the project voted by the members" and that led later to the celebration of a National Convention last January. "And now to make a winning team," he proclaimed.

In the specific case of Alvarez de Toledo, has indicated that in this "winning team" the candidate for Barcelona is "an extraordinary person with a lot of intellectual load and activism against the independence movement in Catalonia." In fact, she recalled that she was one of the organizers of the March 8 march after the illegal referendum.

In addition, and being asked about the harshness of the ex-deputy's attacks against Mariano Rajoy, he assured that Álvarez de Toledo has also criticized him in his newspaper articles. "I want people to help us improve, I do not want people to give me a hand, I've said from the beginning that I want to surround myself with the best," he said.


Asked later who will be his number two for Madrid in the general, the president of the PP has not wanted to give clues and has been limited to say that it will be known "shortly", although he has stressed that the chosen person knows "for a long time weather". This Monday ends the deadline for the parties to register their candidacies before the Electoral Boards.

After the ex-president of the Basque PP Maria San Gil refuses to return to active politics, she has indicated that in the primaries she has "already had difficulty" supporting him in one act but was "very generous" to come and tuck him. "He is in a foundation and has made it very clear that he does not want to return to politics," he said, adding that this message was said "many months ago".

As for who will be the spokesman for the Popular Group in the Senate, Casado has asked to "go step by step" and not move ahead because there have not even been elections. "What I can say is that I'm going to do a project with very capable people and with very clear struts, which is economy, education, security and Constitution," he said.

On the possibility that this spokesman in the Senate in the export speaker in the Congress Rafael Hernando (is presented as number one by Almeria to the Upper House), the president of the PP has indicated that "is not decided" because you have to know " which senators are elected "in the general elections of April 28.


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