The PSOE in the Regional Assembly of Murcia has registered this Wednesday a request for information in the Table of the autonomous chamber demanding to know the “complete list of all the subsidies that the Concordia and Freedom Party Party could have received” Popular, in which in October 2018 the PP leader, Pablo Casado, placed as president Adolfo Suárez Illana, current secretary of the Congress of Deputies and one of the personal bets of the popular president.
The PP foundation in which Casado placed Suárez Illana receives 460,000 euros a year from the Ayuso Government for managing two immigrant centers
The request registered by the socialists occurs as a result of the information published by eldiario.es on the mentioned foundation of the PP. As this newspaper explained this Wednesday, between 2018 and 2019, the Concordia and Libertad Foundation received 876,851 euros in grants from regional and local administrations governed by the PP itself. Galicia, the Region of Murcia, La Rioja – in the hands of the popular ones until the summer of 2019 – in addition to Castilla y León join the Community of Madrid and the city council of the capital in the “list of funders” of the foundation that Adolfo Suárez Illana, current fourth secretary of the Congress Table and one of the star signings of the PP leader, Pablo Casado, presides.
In their writing, the Murcian socialists demand the autonomous Executive, in the hands of the popular Fernando López Miras – who governs in coalition with Ciudadanos and with the support of Vox -, “a copy of all the reports that reflect the entire concession process and justification “of the aforementioned subsidies from the Government of Murcia to the PP foundation chaired by Suárez Illana and whose first vice-president is the general secretary of the popular, the Murcian Teodoro García Egea.
As the organization explains in your last annual accounts“On April 2, 2017, the board of trustees of the Humanism and Democracy Foundation unanimously approved the formal connection of the foundation to the Popular Party, subject to party law.” Since then, whoever occupies the General Secretariat of the PP is also the first vice president of the foundation. Between 2017 and 2018, that position was held, therefore, by the then general secretary of the popular, María Dolores de Cospedal. After Casado’s triumph in the primaries and the remodeling of the popular leadership, the first vice-president of the foundation is the current general secretary, Teodoro García Egea.
In the aforementioned annual accounts, corresponding to the year 2018, it is also noted that on December 20, 2018 and “at the proposal of its president”, who was already Suárez Illana, the board of trustees of the foundation approved the change of name of H + D by Fundación Concordia y Libertad. In October of that year, Married had announced the creation of said foundation – although in reality it was only a name change – to hype and cymbal at a press conference in which he also named as president the son of the first president of the current democratic stage.
The Concordia y Libertad Foundation claimed, according to Casado, to be the “center” where “center-right civil society” had its place. As the PP leader announced then, “there is no one who can better exemplify with his professional and personal legacy” that harmony and freedom like Suárez Illana. The latter claimed, for his part, that the foundation he presides over “is not from the PP but from the society it serves.” Furthermore, he justified his new responsibility in that “harmony and freedom as conceived in the Transition is seriously threatened”.
H + D –now called Concord and Freedom– was the PP’s reference foundation since April 2017. José María Aznar’s FAES had broken with the popular ones in October 2016 and the party, in the hands of Mariano Rajoy, linked this society created in 1977 and with which they maintained a “relationship of affinity”. The objective of integrating the foundation into the party was for the PP to continue opting for public subsidies that, just as explained eldiario.es in January 2019, amounted to almost 20 million euros of public money in six years, between 2010 and 2015.