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MEP Ernest Urtasun will be the spokesperson of Sumari’s campaign

Although Sumari’s negotiations with the rest of the parties are reaching a crucial moment, Yolanda Díaz’s platform already has her name as her spokesperson in the election campaign. The name chosen for this position is Comune deputy Ernest Urtasun (Barcelona, ​​1982). This is the second merger announced by the second vice president’s team in the campaign team, following the incorporation of former Podemos MP Pablo Bustinduy.

Urtasun is a historical profile of the Iniciativa per Catalunya Verds, a Catalan left-wing and environmental party that over the past decade has culminated in the Catalunya en Comú coalition, a project led by the mayor of Barcelona, ​​Ada Colau. During the first negotiations of the coalition government in 2019, he was one of the candidates to occupy the Ministry of Universities, which was eventually held by Manuel Castells. He is currently a spokesperson for ICV.

“From Sumar, we are building a project with social and climate justice at its heart, and therefore we aspire to build a country that will make a just ecological transition that has a world of work,” Sumar explained. .

An economist and career diplomat, Urtasun has been a member of the European Parliament since 2014, when he joined the lists of La Izquierda Plural, a coalition that included Izquierda Unida, but also ICV, Anoa, Baztarre or Los Verdes Confederation. These European elections were the dissolution of Podemos as a party, with five MPs, a few months after its birth. Urtasun is currently the vice-president of the Greens group in the European Parliament.

Urtasun’s is the second major addition to Sumar’s campaign team after Bustinduy’s this week. United We Can The former deputy of the Congress of Deputies (2016-2019), specialist in international politics and former head of the field when he was an executive member of Podemos, has already joined the group that is being formed for Sumari’s campaign. for the next election on July 23. Based on his profile, he mainly devotes himself to international affairs.

Source: El Diario





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