Madrid, Sep 23 (EFE).- The second vice-president of the government, Yolanda Díaz, presented this Friday the team of 35 people from her political platform Sumar, who will be responsible for leading the collective reflection to design a new project for the country, with a long-term horizon and under progressive, green and pro-European parameters.

During Sumar’s debut, Díaz pointed out that there have been four national projects so far, those of former presidents Suárez, González, Aznar and Zapatero. She intends to lead “a progressive, green and European citizen movement” for “the next decade”.

He then explained to reporters the absence of Rajoy and Sánchez, assuring them that in his opinion they have not been able to undertake long-term country projects due to the socio-economic crises to which they have been subjected. had to face.

The second vice-president of the government, Yolanda Díaz, presents the Sumar work teams, this Friday, in Madrid. EFE / JJ Guillén

Díaz spoke to around 100 guests and journalists in the Espacio Larra, a sober, sparsely furnished venue in a central area of ​​Madrid. Behind him, a wall barely decorated with a few red, pink and white posters on which we read the word Add with a single motto printed and repeated in the subtitle: “For a new country”.

The Sumar team will continue the process of listening to society

Several of the 35 outstanding professionals in their fields who will lead the sections by subject accompanied Díaz in the presentation of Sumar’s management team. These sections will continue the process of listening to society that it began months ago with a view to uniting the left ahead of the next legislative elections.

“The imagination cannot be limited to the size of an urn,” he stressed to underline that the 35 professionals who will lead the neighborhoods of Sumar do not have to appear on future electoral lists. Their task will be to coordinate their respective groups (between 15 and 35 people each) to prepare diagnoses and proposals.

February, approximately, is the final date of this process, as they pointed out in the political project. Diaz, however, in his speech did not set any deadlines. He stressed that he wanted it to be “a long and deep look”, with which to take “a little step back to review our history” to better glimpse the future.

Yolanda Díaz wants to “reinvent the welfare state”

Ten years are needed, said Díaz, to deal with the great transformations underway, such as energy or digital, when “the short term has caused great evils in Spanish society”.

“We must reinvent the welfare state”, underlined the leader of Sumar. This, according to him, goes through “another big outstanding task, tax reform” to put an end to the “enormous tax injustice” that there are “many hyper-rich who do not contribute” to the treasury , in “a leak from above”.

He added, in this sense, that “this is what it is about, there cannot be one tax now and another tomorrow”, to affirm that he wants a platform for reflection and a project for a decade.

“A new green, feminist, intergenerational and pacifist social contract”, demanded Díaz before defining his project as “a progressive, green and European citizen movement”.

The team, name by name

Participated in the presentation were political scientists Marta Lois and Ignacio Sánchez Cuenca, who will lead the care and democratic quality groups, respectively. Also the magistrate of the Supreme Court Fernando Salinas, in charge of justice, and Francesca Bria, who intervened telematically from Rome and will coordinate the digitization team with the rights.

Lawyers Javier Burón, Elsa Arnaiz, Ramón Máiz, Marina Echebarría, Amparo Merino, Marta Valencia, María José Rico and Juanjo Medina will be in charge of the areas of decent housing, youth, territorial model, lgtbiq+ rights and freedoms, decent work, the inclusion of people with disabilities, fisheries and citizen security.

The second vice-president of the government, Yolanda Díaz (2i), poses with Ignacio Sánchez Cuenca (i), Marta Lois (r) and Fernando Salinas during the presentation of the Sumar work teams, this Friday, in Madrid. EFE / JJ Guillén

Political scientists Joaquim Brugué, Ruth Ferrero and Arantxa Elizondo will lead administration and good governance, international politics and feminism and equality. The philosopher and sociologist César Rendueles will be in charge of welfare and social rights; former head of CCOO Agustín Moreno, of education, and doctor Rafael Cofiño, of health and mental health.

The cultural space will be animated by the Basque writer Bernardo Atxaga, economist and philosopher.
Other economists on Sumar’s management team will be Jaume Pallerols (SME), Rafael Muñoz de Bustillo (productive model) and José Antonio Alonso (human rights).

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