World Spain: Ione Belarra in the running to replace Pablo Iglesias
Spain's Podemos elects new chief
Spain's Podemos takes a new direction Sunday with Ione Belarra set to take over as leader following Pablo Iglesias' departure, putting two women at the helm of the radical left-wing party. Following a week-long vote, activists from Podemos, the junior partner in Spain's ruling coalition, will on Sunday afternoon announce the name of the party's new secretary-general at a party assembly in Alcorcon near Madrid. Iglesias has said he won't attend the gathering in a gesture to show he no longer exerts any influence over the party he founded in 2014.
i One Belarra will soon replace Pablo Iglesias at the head of podemos. Member of the coalition in power, the Spanish party of left Radical must designate this Sunday, June 13, the successor of the current leader, who has led political training since its creation in 2014. Minister of 33 years of age with social affairs, this relative Iglesiah will have a hand on this heir party of the anti-austerity movement of the indignant. However, it will not be a candidate for the next legislative elections planned at the latest in January 2024. A role that EnGlesias has decided to entrust the Minister of Labor, Yolanda Diaz.
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Since Sunday and until Saturday, Podemos activists are called upon to designate their new number one while Eniglesias has announced its withdrawal of political life on May 4th. This decision follows its fighting failure during the regional in Madrid, won on the right. The result of this vote will be unveiled in the early afternoon, this Sunday, at a party congress in Alcorcon, a popular suburbs of Madrid. Wishing to prove that he took a step back from the party, Iglesias will not be present at this congress.
The vote is already folded
that being, the suspense is non-existent, Ione Belarra faced with two strangers. Member of the first circle of Pablo Iglesias, she inherited her ministerial portfolio when he left the government in March to report to the regional in Madrid. She also for number two on her list the companion of the former professor of political science The Minister of Equality Irene Montero. "It's a designation. [?] She received the anointing of Iglesias, "explains Paloma Roman, Professor of Political Science at the Complutense University of Madrid, the very one where Pablo Iglesias taught.
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known for his tail-de-horse until he cut the hair after his withdrawal of political life, Pablo Iglesias was the only chef who had known podemos since his foundation in 2014. His reign without Sharing the head of the training resulted in friction and departure of several founders of the training as his former right arm and friend Iñigo Errejon, who has since created Mas Pais, a rival formation on the left.
c? Is a designation. [?] She received the Iglesias Paloma Roman, Professor of Political Science at the Complutense University of Madrid
to try to silence the critics, Ione Belarra promised "a much more collegiate stage" within the left. But for the sociologist and historian Emmanuel Rodriguez, specialist in social movements and indignant, he will be "very complicated" to lead a "refoundation" for Ione Belarra while the formation remains "totally conditioned by the needs of the old direction".
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