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Iglesias doesn’t want to part ways with Lilith Verstrynge: includes advisor on electoral list


Specifically, the PP presented to the Congress of Deputies a non-law proposal urging the government to “rationalize” the expenditure of its gigantic structure, but PSOE and Podemos rejected said initiative. Concretely, the “popular” demanded that the Executive reduce the number of Vice-Presidencies (there are four, including Churches) and unify the Ministries whose powers have been artificially distributed.without excessive meaning for its government agreement with Podemos ”. That is to say the Ministries of Labor and Social Security, Health and Consumer Affairs, Education, Science and Universities.

Current MPs Isa Serra, Carolina Alonso, Tito Morano, Javier Cañadas or Paloma García also feature in the primaries. Likewise, the presence of Beatriz Gimeno, director of the Institute for Women; the head of the Podemos community in Madrid, Jesus Santos, who is also deputy mayor of Alcorcón; or Raquel Almendros, advisor and spokesperson for Podemos in Galapagar.


As it appears on the Podemos primary site to constitute the candidacy that will lead Pablo Iglesias, Lilith Verstrynge presented herself as one of the members. “I am 28 years old. Madrid is the capital of my country and my home. For years, it suffered from social fragmentation caused by the progressive isolation of its economic elites. 25 years of governments that became independent from Madrid and sabotaged any attempt to common construction», Regrets in his presentation to purple activism.

Lilith Verstrynge promises that if she is an MP in Madrid, she will work in “Provide citizens with their public services”. “To designate their neighborhoods and their cities, which is a political obligation. Madrid is generous, courageous, cheerful, modern, welcoming and fair. And that is why the institutions must guarantee the proper functioning of all public services and ensure the general interest of their citizens, ”he said.

Jorge Verstrynge and Pablo Iglesias in the file image. (Photo: EFE)

On the other hand, it showcases your resume. “Studied History, political science and European studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, a master’s degree in international relations in Munich ”, among other qualifications. “To this day, I continue my studies and before embarking on this political project I was preparing my doctoral thesis on sovereignty and public management which I temporarily postponed,” he adds. “I worked for four years as parliamentary assistant in the European Parliament with Podemos, as head of the political section of the media Le Vent Se Lève and como Parliamentary advisor and speech team of the second vice-presidency. I am currently responsible for the Ecological Transition of Podemos ”, he concludes.

Personal fit

In this way, it is appreciated that Pablo Iglesias wants to close his current personal “court”. It currently has a team of 22 participants. He went from attacking the political “caste” to integrating democracy’s dearest government. His entourage cost the public funds One million euros per year. As stated in the official job listing, Pablo Iglesias currently has a Cabinet and a Secretariat composed of a coordinating director, seven advisers, three technical advisers, a department head and nine secretaries (including five as assistants).

In addition to these 21 posts, there is his chief of staff and other senior posts. This is the case of the Secretary of State for Agenda 2030, who holds Ione Belarra and that she will henceforth be Minister of Social Rights; the Secretary of State for Social Rights, who heads Nacho Allvarez, and the undersecretariat which manages Joseba Miren García Celada.

These advisers like Verstrynge or Rodríguez will lose a good part of their public salary in regional politics. Although the Government Transparency Portal does not collect Julio Rodríguez’s emoluments, they would be around the 100,000 euros by analogy with other directors of the cabinet of ministers of the previous socialist executive. He has the rank of undersecretary. From now on, a regional deputy invoices the order of 62,000 euros per year.

Temporary staff

For her part, the daughter of the former PA leader is one of the 21 deputies in the Iglesias cabinet. Twelve of them are temporary workers, that is, positions of trust, as published by OKDIARIO. Among them is Lilith verstrynge, daughter of the former secretary general of the Popular Alliance of Manuel Fraga, political father of Pablo Iglesias and protagonist of an escrache against his neighbor Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría in 2013.

Lilith Verstrynge, daughter of Jorge Vestrynge.  (Photo. We can EU)
Lilith Verstrynge, daughter of Jorge Vestrynge. (Photo. We can EU)

Temporary workers are characterized by their free appointment by the civil service in question and by occupying positions of trust or advice. He may be terminated freely by the authority which appointed him and automatically when the termination occurs or when his mandate expires.

All this information was withheld by Pablo Iglesias of the Congress of Deputies. In a parliamentary question recorded by the opposition, the government replied: “Royal Decree 139/2020, which fixes the basic organic structure of ministerial departments, fixes the staff of the minister’s office and the state secretariats. Their remuneration is the enshrined in law “, they confined themselves to justifying.


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