The Canary Islands Coalition (CC) presented its electoral list for the Cabildo de Tenerife on Thursday, which is headed by Rosa Dávila, who was Minister of Finance during the last government of Fernando Clavijo, and who incorporates faces already habitual in the party into the candidacy.
In an act held in Santa Cruz, Dávila highlighted “the training and solvency” of his team, whose objective is to ensure that “Tenerife recovers its pride” and restore “the momentum and prominence that it has lost in these years.” The head of the list stated that she already feels like a “winner” because she has a team, objectives and a plan and highlighted her “worth and experience” of the chosen ones.
In particular, he thanked José Miguel Ruano (who spoke on behalf of the entire candidacy) who is returning to politics after four years dedicated exclusively to his duties as a lawyer for the Parliament of the Canary Islands and as an associate professor of Constitutional Law at the University of La Lagoon. Ruano held different positions in the Government of the Canary Islands, as Minister of Education between 1999 and 2003, or Minister of the Presidency, Justice and Security until 2011.
Now he returns to the front line to be “one of the fundamental pillars in the composition of the next island government group,” Dávila announced.
Again Blanca Perez
Finally, Dávila has had another regular on the lists of the Canary Islands Coalition, Blanca Pérez, who became Deputy Minister for the Environment, Security and Emergencies of the Government of the Canary Islands and Councilor for CC in La Laguna despite having been sentenced in 2012 for driving drunk and in the wrong direction. She also starred in a controversial controversy after confinement by attend a telematic meeting of members of the Cabildo de Tenerife from your vehicle in motion.
In addition, during the mandate of Fernando Clavijo (CC) in the Government of the Canary Islands, Blanca Pérez starred in another controversy during his trip to Marrakech on the occasion of the Climate Summit. The then vice-councillor traveled to Morocco on November 13 and returned a week after she finished the Summit on the 18th to enjoy a vacation in the Moroccan city. The regional Executive invested 1,463.75 euros in her transfer, but no one saw Pérez at the Climate Summit. “I only saw her the day we arrived in Marrakech. Later, inside the pavilion where the summit was held, I didn’t see her any of the days”, recounted one of the people from a Canarian political delegation that was present at the international meeting.
The former mayor of Garachico in the 80s, also on the list
Dávila indicated that it is essential to work for the primary sector and support for rural areas, for which he relies on Juan Antonio Alonso, an economist and closely linked to this area; Alonso Arroyo, one of the main defenders of the sector in recent years; Lorenzo Dorta, another veteran who has been in politics since the 1980s; and Patricia León Pérez, a lawyer, who aspires to be the mayoress of Adeje.
According to Dávila, two of the fundamental aspects of the electoral program are social and health, on the one hand, and the employment-education binomial on the other.
Improving care for the elderly is one of its “commitments” through the recovery of the Ansina program, where David Lozano worked so hard, and the improvement of care from the Institute of Social and Socio-Health Care (IASS) with Eulalia García, who was already director general of the Unit.
He also highlighted the “involvement” of the Cabildo to help improve primary care and complete the endowments of the Hospitals del Sur and del Norte, and to address the aging of the population, hand in hand with Juan Acosta, mayor of Santa Úrsula and doctor, and María de la O Gaspar, linked to social services.
For the application of policies that help improve the health system and prevent mental health problems, especially in younger ages, CC relies on the psychologist and psychiatrist Pedro Rodríguez, vice president of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife College of Physicians.
In employment, he highlighted the incorporation of José Juan Rodríguez Pestano, one of the “drivers” of the modern VT models with which he wants to achieve the objective of training allowing “immediate reincorporation into the labor market”.
For the revitalization of the commerce sector, the promotion of crafts and the fashion industry, the list is accompanied by another regular on the Canary Coalition lists, Efraín Medina; Carmen Martín Casanova, from Santa Cruz de Tenerife; Christian Santana, a social promoter from Güímar, Antonio Socas, a member of the carnival groups, and Teresa González, a businesswoman from Guía de Isora.
Continue betting on tourism
Regarding tourism, few changes: Dávila has emphasized that we must “continue betting on our main economic engine, finding a balance with sustainability, and for this we have women who have been very active in each of their areas, such as Candelaria Padrón , with extensive experience in public management in Arona; Diana Mora, a tourism professional from Puerto de la Cruz, and Beatriz Trujillo, from Santiago del Teide with an eye also on the recovery of the coast and ports”.
The list is completed by Serafín Mesa, an expert in protocol, from La Orotava; Álvaro Sánchez, linked to youth volunteering with training in tourism and communication; María Alejandra Álvarez, a Venezuelan-born specialist in audiovisual communication; Alejandro Eiroa, businessman in the area of training, logistics and marketing; and Yajaira Lorenzo, committed to LGTBI groups and promoter of Los Silos.
In the Sports area, Dávila has people with a lot of experience in this field such as Raquel Torres, the first female boxing referee, or Mamadou Cámara, a fighter (although he is not on the list) and Dámaso Arteaga, “who returns to the Cabildo after years in the City Council and who will also contribute in the area of Planning and mobility, such as Carmen Delia Alberto and Isabel de Esteban, who will do so on housing and urban planning, respectively; and Juan José Martínez and Constantino Luis, in attracting investment and fiscal policy”
Dávila also highlighted the importance of conserving heritage, both historical and natural, and for this he said he had “two greats” in their respective fields such as Miguel Ángel Clavijo and Pedro Millán.