Spain Báñez returns to the orbit of the PP: Feijóo the file for the economic team of his foundation

It has taken him almost a year, but he has achieved it

Spain Báñez returns to the orbit of the PP: Feijóo the file for the economic team of his foundation

It has taken him almost a year, but he has achieved it. Alberto Núñez Feijóo has signed the former Minister of Employment, Fátima Báñez, who returns to the orbit of the PP leadership. She will do it as a member of the economic team of the party's foundation, which has been completely renewed -even the name- and which will appear tomorrow, Friday.

This was announced this Thursday by the PP. The other two names that will lead the economic team will be, as EL MUNDO announced exclusively on Tuesday, Josep Piqué (former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Science and Technology in the Aznar years) and Román Escolano (who was Minister of Economy in a very brief, in the last three months of Rajoy's term).

The foundation, which will be directed by the economist and former president of Renfe Pablo Vázquez, will be presented on Friday in Madrid. More signings remain to be known, but the key is the incorporation -so many times attempted by Feijóo- of Báñez- This Tuesday, this newspaper pointed out that his signing was in the absence of the definitive "ok", and it already has it. That of the former minister was the economic profile most desired by the new national leadership of the PP, since the changing of the guard in April 2022.

The woman from Huelva was one of the mainstays of Soraya's candidacy; In fact, she would have been the party's general secretary if she had won the 2018 congress. Now she joins other pro Sorayistas who populate the orbit of national power of the 'populares': the deputy secretaries Carmen Fúnez and Borja Sémper, the coordinator Bendodo, the coordinator of the Íñigo de la Serna program...

The former minister was, together with Luis de Guindos - the one who sounds the most for a hypothetical pool of PP ministers -, the main author of the 2012 labor reform, which the PP claims so much. That is why Feijóo wanted me to be part of his Office of the President, a failed project to channel external contributions to the PP.

Later, there was much speculation about his possible return to active politics, but his environment always denied it - and still denies it - to this newspaper. In fact, Báñez will not abandon his work activity at CEOE and Iberdrola, but will provide advisory work at the PP foundation.

Báñez, Piqué and Escolano will be accompanied in the economic team by five other experts in technology: the director of Alestis Aerospace, María Eugenia Clemente; the director of ASTI Mobile Rotics, Verónica Pascual; Alicia Richart, general director for Spain and Portugal of the artificial intelligence company Afiniti; Elena Pisonero, executive president of Taldig and José María Abad, ICADE professor and consultant, former adviser to the IMF.

In the new foundation of the PP, which will no longer be called Concordia y Libertad, will also be Rafa Nadal's uncle and former coach, Toni Nadal, and the journalist Pilar García de la Granja.

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