National PP Convention brings Casado and former presidents Felipe Calderón and Andrés Pastrana to Cartagena this Friday

The secretary general of the Partido Popular of the Region of Murcia, José Miguel Luengo

The national president of the PP, Pablo Casado, and the former presidents of Mexico, Felipe Calderón, and Colombia, Andrés Pastrana, will speak this Friday in Cartagena at the National Convention of the PP, which stops in the port city.

This was announced this Thursday at a press conference by the Secretary General of the Popular Party of the Region of Murcia, José Miguel Luengo, who has announced the content of the conference, as part of the National Convention of the PP ‘We Believe’, under the heading ‘Equal opportunities and welfare’.

He said, “ideas, prosperity, freedom and how Casado’s project is more urgent than ever” because, he pointed out, “we are facing a radicalised left-wing government that has only generated divisions among Spaniards and frustration”.

“From the PP we propose another vision of what the future has to be,” said the ‘popular’, and that “we need policies of height, freedom and progress” and, therefore, “the Popular Party is ready to be an alternative to the chaotic government of Pedro Sánchez, sooner rather than later,” he said.

Pablo Casado “will address issues of concern to all Spaniards, such as the rise in taxes, the increase in the price of the shopping basket, the 400 per cent increase in gas prices, the historic prices of the electricity bill”, but he will also “talk about issues that directly affect the people of Murcia”.

Among them, he points out, “the unjustified way in which Pedro Sánchez has turned the Region into a railway island, leaving us without connection with Madrid, from February next year, and, of course, the critical situation that the Mar Menor is going through”.

After Santiago, Valladolid, Madrid, Seville, this Friday the national convention of the PP stops in Cartagena, “reason for joy for the PP of the Region of Murcia to host this national convention in this city,” said the secretary general of the PPRM, before the final event to be held this weekend in Valencia.

He also assured that “affiliates and supporters are happy with this initiative, a different convention, which has been developed in an itinerant way, so we believe it will be a success and will have a very important impact”.

The President of the Region of Murcia, Fernando López Miras, will take part in the round table debate ‘There is no well-being without freedom and security’, with the former President of Colombia, Andrés Pastrana, and the Mayoress of Cartagena, Noelia Arroyo.

During the meeting in the port city, the sustainability of the welfare state will be analysed on the basis of equal opportunities, the defence of the family, the fight against poverty and inequality, the guarantee of pensions and dependency policies, the demographic challenge and the birth rate, education as a social lift and health and quality of life as a pillar of welfare.

The regional secretary said that “from the PP we work continuously to provide the best response to the needs of those we represent”, that is, “to provide solutions to the serious problems that Spain suffers with Sánchez at the head”.

All in all, Luengo stressed that “the PP is on the way to returning Spain to the place it deserves” because, he stressed, “Spain needs a change” and that change, he pointed out, “comes from the hand of the Popular Party with Pablo Casado”.

The day is divided into five blocks, the first, at 10.30 am, will focus on ‘Growth against inequality’ led by the President of the Popular Party, Pablo Casado, with the participation of the former President of Mexico, Felipe Calderón.

At 11.30 a.m., it will be the turn of the President of the Region of Murcia, Fernando López Miras, who, together with the former President of Colombia, Andrés Pastrana, and the Mayoress of Cartagena, Noelia Arroyo, will focus his debate on ‘There is no well-being without freedom and security’.

This will be followed at 12.30 p.m. by the director of the CEMTRO Clinic, Pedro Guillén; the president of the Bioethics Committee, Federico del Montalvo; the president of the Patients’ Forum, Andoni Lorenzo; and the world champion race walker, Jesús García Bragado, to talk about ‘Health and quality of life’.

In the afternoon, from 16:30, the president of the CECE, Alfonso Aguiló; the former president of the State School Council, Francisco López Rupérez; the president of the ONCE, Miguel Carballeda; and the president of Red Madre, Amaya Azcona, will speak on ‘Education and the family’.

Finally, at 18:00, it will be the turn for ‘Pensions and dependency’ with the former Secretary General of CCOO, José María Fidalgo; the World Bank consultant, Fernando Fernández; Lorenzo Bernaldo de Quiros, from the Von Mises Institute, and the former Minister of Employment and Social Security, Fátima Báñez.


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