Pepu Hernández says that he has not been called to go to the Government and that he likes the City Council

"You have not called me and I know the same as you. I like what I am doing in the City Council," he said in statements on Telemadrid, collected by Europa Press in reference to information that puts him at the head of the Higher Sports Council.

At the moment, Hernández has indicated that to date there has been no offer to make the leap to national politics, although his name has been in pools of politicians and journalists since he was elected candidate for mayor of Madrid. The former basketball coach was precisely a bet of the current president of the Government and leader of the PSOE, Pedro Sánchez.

Already as a member of the Municipal Corporation, Pepu Hernández has repeatedly denied that Cibeles was a "springboard" for other future responsibilities, insisting that his goal was none other than to focus on the opposition work in the City Council.

In the event that the formation of a central government provoked some exit in the socialist municipal group, the vacant seat would be expected by former ex-mayor Ignacio Benito, number nine on the electoral list for the May municipal elections of the PSOE.

Benito was a councilor in the last legislature and today remains as general secretary of the PSOE in Villa de Vallecas. However, Benito presented his resignation in November to his position in the Executive of the PSOE-M as Secretary of Heritage and Arts for his differences around Valdemingómez after the regional direction showed his acceptance that the garbage of the municipalities of the Commonwealth of the East went to the technology park, a position neither shared by the municipal group headed by Pepu Hernández.


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