The PCE re-elects Enrique Santiago as general secretary with 54% support

The XXI Congress of the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) has re-elected Enrique Santiago as general secretary, after obtaining 54.16 percent support from the 498 accredited delegates, who have gathered this Sunday in Madrid for the election of the members of the Central Committee.

The list headed by Enrique Santiago, with Amanda Meyer at number two and with Alberto Garzón closing the list, received the most votes, followed by Alberto Cubero, who obtained 45.84 percent of the votes. With this composition, the new Central Committee, meeting after the vote, has elected Enrique Santiago as general secretary of the PCE and José Luis Centella as president.

The congress meeting took place in the 'Marcelino Camacho' auditorium of CCOO Madrid and has also served to decide the party's political strategy for the coming years.

During the regional conventions, Santiago's proposals prevailed at the conference of the Andalusian Communist Party, which is the organization that contributes the largest number of delegates to the conclave, nominating approximately 40 percent, almost unanimously. It also achieved a large majority in Euskadi and in Castilla-La Mancha it prevailed but with a smaller margin, also achieving half of the delegates in Cantabria.

Meanwhile, most regional conventions opted for the alternative sector of Cubero in different proportions, although the current leadership of the PCE has also obtained support.

In this way, the aspiring critic garnered unanimous support in Aragon and majority support and broad support in the Valencian Community and Extremadura, also prevailing in Murcia, Asturias, Madrid, Castilla y León, Galicia or the Balearic Islands.

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