The president of the Popular Party (PP) of Tenerife and regional deputy, Manuel Dominguez, has presented this Friday his candidacy to preside over the formation of the Canary Islands with a message of unity and recovery of militants who went to other parties and very convinced of their own possibilities.
“I am not coming to fail,” he stated at a press conference held at a hotel in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in which has called for a PP “cohesive, strong and with muscle” to return to government tasks in the autonomous community under the slogan ‘Together’.
He has defined the PP as a “family of the brave” that has defended its values when it was attacked and apart from attracting “young values” and affiliates to the training who “looked the other way” and left the training, has pledged to “pamper and protect” the almost 40,000 militants of the archipelago.
“I am excited and willing to give everything,” he commented, leaving the door open to not run for mayor of Los Realejos in 2023 if he is elected president, but first you have to climb this “first step.”
Domínguez has guaranteed that the PP will return to govern in the Canary Islands if it remains united and although he has not hidden that there are “difficulties” – in reference to a sector of the party in Gran Canaria that claims the presidency – he believes that at Presiente must be measured by its “capacity” and not by the place of origin, using as an example that Senator Asier Antona, from La Palma, has already held the position.
He has affirmed that in his political career he has become accustomed to “climbing hills” and understands that now the PP “has to grow and rebound.”
He has not ruled out that there is an alternative candidacy to his and about the role that the president of the PP of Gran Canaria and regional deputy, Poli Suárez, can play, he has said that “he has the capacity” and it is good that there are people like him in the party , and in one way or another he will be on his team by being the island president.
Domínguez has denied being the ‘Genoa candidate’ because he has not heard any national leader position himself with his candidacy, but he has clarified that “out of respect and loyalty” he communicated his plans to the national leadership.
Regarding the possible political orientation of the party if he accedes to the presidency, he has commented that “it is too early” to draw an electoral strategy because there is not even an organic structure but has made it clear that “the objective is to govern”.
The PP congress will be held on January 22 and 23 in Tenerife and will have 590 delegates, of which 472 will be elected and 188 born.