The Vice Minister of Tourism of the Government of the Canary Islands, Teresa Berástegui, has signed for the Popular Party (PP), as confirmed this Friday sources of the conservative formation. Berástegui begins this political stage after his previous passage through citizens (Cs), party of which she was a councilor in the La Laguna City Council.
Berástegui was part of the Cs bench in the City of the Adelantados between 2015 and 2019 together with Fernando Gortázar, first, and Jonatán Díaz, later. She finished that term, and although it was assumed that she would repeat as Aguere’s candidate, she was number two on the list for Tenerife to the Parliament of the Canary Islands in the elections of 2019.
After the elections, Berástegui’s new role was to legal-technical adviser of Cs in the autonomous Chamber until in May 2020 he left this political organization. «Today I have requested my discharge as a Cs militant and I have resigned from my position in the Parliament of Canary Islands to face a new professional stage,” he said at the time. “It has been five years of intense work in which I have been lucky enough to meet great people to whom I wish all the best,” he added on that occasion as a farewell message.
Days after his departure from the orange party, the leader of the Agrupación Socialista Gomera (ASG), Casimiro Curbeloannounced that Berástegui would be the new Deputy Minister of Tourism of the Government of the Canary Islands. He has remained in that position since his appointment on May 28, 2020 to the present.
According to the website of the Government of the Canary Islands, Teresa Berástegui attended the Degree in Law at the European University of Madrid and the master’s degree in Law and Legal Practice at the Valencian International University. At work, and according to the same portal, before she entered politics, she was head of administration in a pharmacy and administrative-accountant.