The socialist Abel Caballero, mayor of Vigo and president of the Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP), has lamented in a statement the death of the historic leader of Izquierda Unida, Julio Anguita, whom he valued as “promoter” of the first organization of the Spanish municipalities.
“We regret the death of Julio Anguita, the first mayor of Córdoba after the recovery of democracy and one of the main promoters of the birth of the FEMP. I want to transfer the recognition, affection and affection on behalf of the FEMP Governing Board to his family and loved ones, “says Caballero.
To his presence in this organization Anguita owes the nickname that will always accompany him, “the red caliph”, since he was the only communist mayor of a capital in Spain in 1979.
Anguita died today at the age of 78 in the Reina Sofía hospital in Córdoba, where she was admitted to the emergency room a week ago after having suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest at her home.
The veteran leader, who left the IU general secretary in December 1998, had claimed in one of his last writings, an article from April 23 for the website of El Economista, the need for them to appear before the Congress of Deputies ” in retransmitted sessions “the members of the FEMP.
Anguita in importance equated the mayors with the representatives of fifteen other social, union, educational, cultural and intellectual organizations, from the Ibex 35, to the Bank of Spain, passing through the world of science or the university, which he considered necessary for their opinion on how to fight against COVID-19.