Canarian Coalition brought together this Saturday, October 1, 2022, more than 1,500 people in an insular meeting held in Adeje with the aim of “mobilizing nationalism so that Tenerife and Canary Islands recover the lost leadership» during the years of the PSOE government and the so-called Pact of the Flowers. This appointment was the first great act as an official candidate for the Presidency of the Government of the Canary Islands Fernando Clavijo; the effusive reception of the militancy to the national deputy Ana Oramas on his return to regional politics, and the farewell, among praise, of the former insular president Carlos Alonsowho hugged on stage the favorite to succeed him in the candidacy for the Presidency of the Tenerife Council: the regional deputy Rosa Davila.
The protagonists of the nationalist meeting Tenerife needs you took to the stage to the rhythm of Live lifeof Coldplaywith hundreds of Canarian and CC flags waving in a room in the adejero Magma Art & Congresses, with all the chairs occupied and numerous attendees following the act standing up. The first to intervene was the CC candidate for Mayor of the host municipality, Patricia Leon, who showed “enthusiasm, desire and strength to see so many men and women willing to fight to improve Tenerife. Because no one escapes the step back that the island has taken. And he took the opportunity to recall that “the South has strong economic power, but it needs infrastructure such as a hospital and decent roads to be able to carry on a normal day-to-day life.”
The seed of change
The insular secretary of the youth of Tenerife, Seraph Tablebegan his speech by recommending Fortasec to the PSOE; He assured that the youth of Tenerife “is tired of so much laziness and that those who now govern do not solve the problems that they themselves created”, and predicted that “here today the seed of illusion is planted, the seed of change”.
CC claimed as a solution for an island “collapsed, sad, shadowed and paralyzed”
The mayor of Granadilla, Jose Domingo Regalado; CC’s candidate for Mayor of Puerto de la Cruz, Sandra Rodriguez; the mayor of Icod de los Vinos and candidate for re-election, Francis GonzalezY Ana Dorta they went up on stage together, where Regalado asked, ironically, “where are the mortadella sandwiches?”, and replied that CC has never given him any. He defended that in his party “no one sets the guidelines from other regions, we are not here to work for others, but for our people, those who were born here and those who live here.”
Sandra Rodriguez She stressed that the situation on the island hurts her: “I’m pissed off because in 2019 when I said that the Canary Islands and Tenerife were at stake, I never thought we would have to put up with the worst possible government.” And she sent a message to the island government: «Those who said they were going to end the queues of the TF-5 now they can go take another photo, but not on the bridge of La Matanza, but in La Orotava, which is where they arrive now».
Rodríguez denounced that the PSOE «has turned its back on Cross port» and pointed «to the president of the Cabildo, Mr. Smiles, who has wanted to lower the investments because they seem too much for our city. Where the socialists have spent more than 30 million euros from the savings of the people of Porto and not in investments, but in parties».
the mayor of Icod of the Wines and candidate for reelection, Francis Gonzalez, added that “the Erjos tunnel is underway despite the PP and the PSOE, because if it has gone ahead it is thanks to the people of CC who have fought for it and defended it in the government and in the courts.” And he accused the insular PSOE of distributing the Cabildo’s funds in a sectarian way. Isorana Ana Dorta closed the block with an allusion “to the national nonsense that is being experienced in Arona.”
The candidate for mayor of The lagoon, Jonathan Dominguezspoke together with the mayor of Santa Cruz, Jose Manuel Bermudez, and announced that “it smells like victory here.” He also accused the PSOE of “starting up a dictatorship in La Laguna”, capable of spending “700,000 euros on propaganda and social networks”. Bermúdez highlighted his support for Clavijo and stressed that “we are here to hit the table and warn the PSOE that we are coming back stronger than ever to recover what we should never have lost.” The chicharrero mayor had words for Carlos Alonso, “one of the best presidents of the Council of Tenerife», to whom he asked not to go «too far». For Bermúdez, “the mobilization begins, we need to add many more, to recover the leadership of this island and the Canary Islands. We have to do much more than we have done because CC is once again the enemy to beat.”
«We come stronger than ever to recover what we should never have lost»
“We have the worst government in the history of Tenerife, with a missing and sectarian president. And to Ángel Víctor, who says that misfortunes have united the Pact of the Flowersbut the greatest misfortune is his government”, he stated before pointing out that “Patricia Hernandez, Angel Victor and Pedro Martin they are puppets of Pedro Sanchezthe one that has managed to get us to pay the most expensive electricity in history and the most expensive shopping basket, while he is waiting to make a series in Netflix».
Carlos Alonso appeared together with the regional deputy Rosa Davila, an image that for many was the informal presentation of the replacement at the head of the Cabildo’s candidacy. Alonso acknowledged being in a day of emotions; he remembered the elders and Ansina; he criticized the government of Peter Martin “for not advancing a millimeter and limiting itself to taking steps back”, and called for unity and mobilization to “rebuild Tenerife again after so much destruction”.
a gagged island
Dávila lamented that “the Cabildo has stopped representing the island” after “in 2019 the only slogan was everyone against CC to snatch the leadership from Tenerife. And they have succeeded. In these 4 years, Tenerife has been gagged and forgotten, and now it’s time to recover its strength town by town, neighborhood by neighborhood, street by street. And he issued another warning: «Those who want a muzzled Tenerife and a submissive Canary Islands, can now go picking up the suitcase».
«Those who want a gagged Tenerife and a submissive Canary Islands can already take the suitcase»
Ana Oramason her return to regional politics as a candidate for Tenerife to the Parliament of the Canary Islands, remarked to applause that “the PSOE is not dead, it has only been partying at the worst times, such as Covid or the volcano of The Palm… but we are neither dead nor partying, but working for the Canary Islands».
«We do not resign ourselves and it is not enough for us to win again: we have to govern»
He said that his return “is not as if Tenerife had signed Messibecause in any case it would be pedri. And not to come as a star, but to join a team to work, with all my colleagues, for my land». And she confessed that she is tired of “hearing that from the poor angel victor who has suffered from the Covid, the volcano, the fires… well, wake up!” In addition, he corrected some colleagues: “We are not resigned in Tenerife or in the Canary Islandsbut it is not enough for us to win again: we have to govern ».
The insular secretary general of CC de Tenerife, mayor of La Orotava and candidate for re-election in 2023, Francis Linaressaid good morning to “the victims of Tenerife, sufferers, mistreated people” and pointed to “three culprits of what has happened in Tenerife: Pedro Sanchez, Angel Victor Torres and Pedro Martin». For Linares, «today Tenerife is a collapsed, sad, shadowy and paralyzed island, in which they have done nothing because they have left the projects in the cupboards out of revenge, hatred and rancor… To punish CC they left our grandparents in their House. What a shame and what a jerk. Put off ansinedoing politics with that is mean, creepy and dirty, and we are not going to forgive him, “he warned.
Francis Linares He advanced that «they will want to sweep us off the map, but little shit is getting into some today. Because supporting CC is supporting to Tenerife and the Canary Islands». After having words of praise for Carlos Alonso and Fernando Clavijo, he pointed out that «we have spent four years of shame. Tenerife has suffered, the Canary Islands have had a bad time. The Pact of the Flowers withered soon, but I don’t give a fuck the pact of flowersWhat matters to me is that the Canary Islands have also withered. But we will not end the Pact of the Flowers, the Canary Islands will end with them.
“They have given us colony treatment”
He affirmed that the PSOE has given the Canary Islands “colony treatment” and issued a new warning: “We are not a colony, respect us. This time, if we get slapped, we’re going to hit it back. We will not turn the other cheek.” And he assured that “elections are not won in the courts, they are won at the polls. Y peg will be president of the Canary Islands again. The illusion is intact, we are stronger than ever, we are street activists and we are going street by street, block by block, town by town. We are going to have many mayors and mayors, we are going to govern in the Cabildo… and how nice it would be if a woman governed in the Cabildo”, another nod to the unannounced candidacy of Rosa Davila.
“If they slap us, we will return it. We will not turn the other cheek”
Fernando Clavijo, greeted with the cry of “president, president!”, had words for the canaries in Venezuela, “how much they have suffered”, and reflected: “In 2019 we reversed a trend of lower votes, we won in Tenerife, in Santa Cruz, in La Laguna… but the only thing that moved all the political forces was to see us in the opposition because we are uncomfortable. So they agreed to get us out of the way. They did not come to build anything, they came to destroy everything that smacked of CC, without realizing that those projects belonged to the people of Tenerife and the Canary Islands».
“The Canary Islands need us and we cannot fail a land that must recover its dignity”
“Hard and difficult” campaign
Despite being a day of goodbyes, Fernando Clavijo clarified that «Carlos (Alonso) is not leaving, he is going to be present in the Canarian Coalition, and I can say that he is a person of integrity, of honor, that he is not leaving, that he will continue to be committed to this party and to Tenerife». And he added that “in the remaining 241 days, we cannot relax. The campaign will be hard and difficult because everyone is going to go after us. We have to generate that wave of Canarian feeling, enthusiasm, dignity and anger because the Canary Islands respect each other, and Canarian Coalition It is the only party that puts the interests of our people above all else.” In the final part of his speech he called for nationalist mobilization: «The challenge is important. No poll gives the reissue of this anti-nature pact, so we have to win hands down because they are going to try to get us out of the way again. The Canary Islands need us and we cannot fail this land, which must recover its dignity”.