Ribot will repeat his candidacy for mayor of Valencia after 8 years in office

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Peter Kavinsky

Valencia, 20 September (EFE) — Valencia Mayor Joan Ribault announced on Tuesday to his party colleagues that, if they make such a decision, he will be the Comprom’s candidate for mayor for the third time in the 2023 municipal elections. to complete unfinished projects and continue working in this city.

This was also pointed out by a spokesman for the Compromís per Valencia at his party’s local assembly, where his predisposition to headline again was met with standing ovations and cries of “mayor, mayor”.

Ribot, who has been mayor of Spain’s third largest city since 2015, asked for a “big consensus” on the lists and program, and assured that it was “exciting” to work in this city that “falls into the love of everyone.”

He dedicated his first words to former Vice President of the Generalitat and party colleague Monica Oltra, who “had a very bad time yesterday” when she was declared defendant before a judge for allegedly concealing the abuse of a minor in custody. , and assured that they were all with her, and she asked that justice “go as quickly as possible.”

The mayor, who turned 75 on Saturday, indicated that his decision to present himself is personal and he made it after overcoming health issues that have left him with a herniated disc in recent months as he now sees himself in the conditions continue to work for the vast majority of the population.

“It has not been an easy mandate, we still have a lot of work to do,” said Ribot, stressing that Valencia could soon be named the Green Capital of Europe and the headquarters of the South European Artificial Intelligence Center Smart City.

He stressed that Compromís has a “great agreement with the Valencians” for whom he worked during the coronavirus crisis to help those who have experienced the worst time, and the results are “positive” in the unemployment data and cheap. .

Ribault indicated that rail infrastructure projects or changes to mobility are also yet to be completed as the city is “changing” and gaining international recognition, which he would like to keep working to keep making Valencia a “nice” place to live. and work.

In statements to the media, he claimed that his first goal was “the victory of the left and progressive forces”, and the second was to obtain the maximum possible result, for which it was necessary to work according to the “multiple model”. “Local government, as in its two mandates.

As for his statement at the time that he had enough two mandates, Ribot noted that when he said this, he did not know that a pandemic would come, which prevented much from being done for two years and forced many resources that should be diverted to solve problems, the most immediate people, for what felt like 6 years of management, not 8.

Ribault indicated that it would be “very cool” if an alternative candidate were presented in the Compromís as there are “a lot of highly qualified people”, and he insisted that this would not affect the final list, which would belong to the party, not to the mayor.

However, he admitted that he likes the model in which the leader works to agree on a list instead of holding a primary because it allows for a “certain balance” of knowledge, rather than the fact that, for example, all candidates are teachers. Valencians or engineers.

Finally, he stated that he was “not bothered” by the polls and emphasized that they have always been “very balanced” between left and right parties.

Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org

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