For a long time, Alejandro Fernández aspired to assume the presidency of the Catalan PP. And the moment has come when the game is in its lowest hours. In front of him, the new president of the popular Catalans is faced with the challenge of resurrecting a Popular Party in Catalonia, to which Citizens have eaten much of their electoral territory. Today in the morning, 750 delegates are called to participate in the extraordinary congress that will serve to revoke Xavier García Albiol and ratify Fernandez as the new leader of the party.
The "ideological rearmament" of the PP, as Fernandez himself has said on several occasions, is one of the main objectives of the future popular president, that is to say, to recover the conservative speech without complexes that, according to some voices of the party, has been lost during the time that Xavier García Albiol has been at the forefront of conservative education. Fernandez believes that this path will serve to confront independentism through ideas.
In fact, the new president of the party will be based on the model of the leader of the Spanish people, Pablo Casado, who has focused his project on a turn to the right that differentiates them from Citizens. In recent months, Fernández has taken on more prominence in the Parliament and has delivered speeches in which he has often sought the close collaboration with the president of the Generalitat, Quim Torra. The last one, which assured that both he and Torra were "a couple of Spaniards".
Xavier García Albiol leaves the match with the worst results in the history of the PP. He took it with 19 deputies, but in the 2015 elections, he lost 8 deputies and he stayed with 8. Now, the most important kick was taken in the 21-D elections last year, in What the people were left with 4 deputies. Albiol explains this defeat by having applied Article 155, an application that continues to defend, but which ensures that the intervention of autonomy was capitalized by Citizens.
Albiol will leave the seat and the presidency of the PP
Despite the bad weather of the popular, the party aspires to recover cities like Badalona and Castelldefels. Precisely Albiol's main argument to abandon the presidency of the party is to be able to focus on the campaign to recover the mayoralty of Badalona. At this time, the people have a single mayorship, that of Pontons, in Alt Penedès.
For the moment, to face this new stage, Alejandro Fernandez has been surrounded by a team -that will make public today- that the spokesman of the PP in the Cornellà de Llobregat Town Hall, Dani Serrano, will be the strongest man new secretary general. The dome, however, will be full of balance between the different sectors of the party. Despite reducing the number of vice secretaries, which Albiol grew up to ten to give representation to all the families of the party, Fernandez plans to reduce them to six.
Alejandro Fernández is a team full of balances
Among the members of the new dome, however, all sectors of the party are represented. Thus, the future president of the party plans to integrate people such as the mayor of Castelldefels Manuel Reyes; the right hand of Albiol in Badalona, Maritxu Hervás; the president of the party in Lleida, Marisa Xandri, and the former deputy in the Congress of Deputies, Toni Gallego, and then Dolors Montserrat. Other sources also point out that the current deputy at the Congress of Deputies and ex-chairperson of the Barcelona City Council Àngels Esteller, also Alberto Fernández Díaz, would also opt for a vice secretary, as current Deputy Secretary of Organization, Alberto Fernández Saltiveri.