San Sebastián, (EFE).- The president of the PNV of Gipuzkoa, Joseba Egibar, asks to “wake up” Gipuzkoan society before the next regional elections in the presentation of the jeltzale candidate for the Gipuzkoa Provincial Council, Eider Mendoza, who has committed to “extending well-being to all layers of society” and “leaving no one behind”.
The PNV presented this Saturday at the Miramón Technology Park in San Sebastián the candidacy of Mendoza and the people who lead the constituencies of Oria, Olatz Peón, Donostialdea, Xabier Ezeizabarrena, and Deba-Urola, María Eugenia Arrizabalaga (Deba-Urola ), in an act that was also attended by the current deputy general, Markel Olano, who has been in charge of the Gipuzkoan foral institution for two legislatures.
Criticism of the abertzale left
After beginning his speech with words of thanks to Olano, the president of the GBB stressed that “it has been the PNV that has brought Gipuzkoa and the Basque Country to the position in which they are currently”.
He has criticized that the nationalist left “has not been able” to reach “any economic, social or political agreement” in the Basque Country and has indicated that “it has switched to another strategy”.
“Now he says that it is time to change the model when he does not have, even remotely, a project to present,” he emphasized.
Egibar calls for “awakening Gipuzkoan society” and has remarked that “if you want to put it on its feet you have to start now, because there are just over a hundred days left until the elections.”
He has claimed the “right to decide” and has stressed that the PNV is a “nationalist” party, “democratic” and that “it works for a more just society, leaving no one on the sidelines.”
“A clear course”
Mendoza has highlighted that the objective of his training is for Gipuzkoa to advance “through collaboration, with all the guarantees and with a clear direction”.
Faced with “hopelessness, selfishness, great promises and populism”, Mendoza has offered “illusion, the strength of the community, democracy, honest proposals and work, work and work”.
He pointed out that, compared to the debates of the past and the situation in other places, Gipuzkoa has “political stability and is a pioneer territory in many areas”.
Mendoza has assumed the commitment to promote the “defense” of the Gipuzkoan industry and companies and quality employment, as well as to preserve and expand the social protection system and to leave no one behind.