Madrid, 23 September (EFE). — Second Vice President of the Government Yolanda Diaz introduced this Friday a team of 35 people from her political platform “Sumar”, who will be responsible for guiding collective reflections on the development of a new project for the country, with a long-term horizon and under progressive, green and pro-European parameters.
During the debut, Sumar Diaz emphasized that there are four country projects to date: those of former presidents Suárez, González, Aznar and Zapatero. She intends to lead a “progressive, green and European civil movement” over the “next decade”.
He then explained to reporters the absence of Rajoy and Sanchez, reassuring them that he believed they were unable to carry out long-term country projects due to the socio-economic crisis they had to face.
Diaz took the floor in front of a hundred guests and journalists at Espacio Larra, a modest, almost unfurnished place in central Madrid. Behind him, a wall barely adorned with red, pink, and white posters that read the word “Add” with a single printed and repeated motto in the subtitle: “For a New Country.”
Several of the 35 eminent experts in their fields, who will lead the sections by topic, accompanied Diaz to the presentation of the Sumar management team. These sections will continue the process of listening to the public, which she began a few months ago, with the aim of uniting the left before the next general election.
“The imagination cannot be limited by the size of the ballot box,” he stressed, stressing that the 35 specialists who will lead the districts of Sumar do not have to be on future electoral rolls. Their task will be to coordinate the respective groups (from 15 to 35 people each) to prepare diagnoses and proposals.
February is tentatively the end date for this process, as they indicated from the political draft. However, Diaz did not set a time frame in his speech. He emphasized that he wants it to be a “long and deep look” through which one can take “a step back to revisit our history” to better look into the future.
According to Diaz, it takes ten years to face the coming great transformations, such as energy or digital technologies, while “the short term has caused great trouble to Spanish society.”
“We need to reinvent the welfare state,” leader Sumara said. This, he says, is going through “another big unfinished business, tax reform” to end the “huge fiscal injustice” that has kept “many super-rich people from contributing” to the treasury, “running from above.”
In that sense, he added that “that’s what Sumar is about, there can’t be one tax now and another tomorrow” to state that he needed a platform to think about and design for a decade.
“A new social contract that is green, feminist, intergenerational and pacifist,” Diaz demanded, before defining his project as a “progressive, green and European civil movement.”
The presentation was attended by political scientists Marta Lois and Ignacio Sánchez Cuenca, who will lead the concern and democratic quality groups, respectively. Also 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 rights.
Lawyers Javier Buron, Elsa Arnais, Ramon Mais, Marina Echebarria, Amparo Merino, Marta Valencia, Maria José Rico and Juanjo Medina will be responsible for decent housing, youth, territorial model, lgtbiq+ rights and freedoms, decent work, inclusion of people with disabilities , fisheries and the safety of citizens.
Political scientists Joaquim Bruge, Ruth Ferrero and Arancha Elizondo will lead governance and good governance, international politics, feminism and equality. Philosopher and sociologist Cesar Randueles will be in charge of welfare and social rights; former CCOO leader Agustín Moreno for education and physician Rafael Cofinho for health and mental health.
The sphere of culture will be headed by the Basque writer Bernardo Atksaga, an economist and philosopher.
The other economists on the Sumar management team will be Jaume Pallerols (SME), Rafael Munoz de Bustillo (production model) and José Antonio Alonso (human rights).
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