Logroño, (EFE).- The president of the La Rioja Government, Concha Andreu, has announced this Tuesday the incorporation of the former president of the Rioja Party (PR+) Mikel González de Legarra to the list of his regional candidacy for the elections on May 28.
“Dear Mikel, thank you for wanting to share with us your experience, your good nature and your knowledge of La Rioja, an exciting region that we love. It’s a pleasure to have you. Welcome to our team!” The president of the regional government and general secretary of the PSOE of La Rioja, Concha Andreu, announced this Tuesday on her Twitter account.
Speaking to journalists, Andreu stressed that the signing of the regionalist leader for his regional list “reinforces” his team, because he is “an honest person who has worked for La Rioja for many years.”
“I am very happy that a person like Mikel González de Legarra, who has had an enormous experience, always supporting La Rioja and for La Rioja”, he assured.
The head of the regional Executive recalled that she was one of the founders of a Riojano Party that “defended La Rioja, and those values are included in the work that the PSOE is doing since that change that has already begun to give La Rioja, to put her in the place she deserves.”
Join forces of all progressives
For his part, the former president of the Riojan Party has told EFE that he is returning to political life, in the regional candidacy of the PSOE, to “join forces of all progressives” and prevent other political formations “such as the extreme right” from disembarking in this community.
González de Legarra (Logroño, 1962) has stressed that “it is time to be brave and unite the forces of all progressives to try to strengthen the Government”, in addition to “stopping the advances” of the “extreme right”, which, for him They are “a threat to democracy.”
After starting his political career in the Juventudes de Unión de Centro Democrático (UCD), he was the founder and first president of Jóvenes Riojanos Progresistas and in 1982 he participated in the creation of the Riojano Party (PR), of which he was president between 1995 and 2015. He also He was a regional deputy from 1991 to 2015, when the regionalists did not achieve representation in the La Rioja Parliament and he decided that his political moment was “over”.
The former regionalist leader, who has detailed that he resigned from the PR+ in 2017, does not rule out joining the PSOE, because he understands that “when you decide to put your name under the initials of a party, you are already linked” to that political formation.
He has recognized that “going as an independent or under its acronym (from the PSOE) is the least important thing” in view of his new political career, since his objective is to “work” and make every effort “to achieve the best results for the PSOE”. EFE