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Imanol Pradales replaces Urkullu

Leixuri Arrizabalaga, spokesperson for the Bizkaia Provincial Council, together with Imanol Pradales, in charge of Infrastructure and Territorial Development

Jesus Carames

November 25, 2023 | 3:29 pm

The Euzkadi Buru Batzar (EBB) has proposed Imanol Pradales as a candidate for lehendakari for the upcoming Basque regional elections. This decision marks a generational change in the leadership of the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV), opening a new chapter in Basque politics.

The Basque political landscape is experiencing a significant change with the proposal of Imanol Pradales as a candidate for lehendakari for the PNV. This decision represents an important turn towards renewal and the future within the party.

Imanol Pradales: A Trajectory of Commitment and Management

Imanol Pradales, born in 1975 in Santurtzi, is a politician with a solid track record in public management. He is currently a provincial deputy of the Department of Infrastructure and Territorial Development of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia. With an academic background in Sociology and outstanding management skills, Pradales has played a key role in the development of innovative and effective policies.

Andoni Ortuzar's Recognition

Andoni Ortuzar, president of the EBB, has highlighted the valuable work carried out by the outgoing Lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, during his three terms in office. Ortuzar has recognized the need to pave the way for a new generation, capable of leading Euskadi in a context of political and social uncertainty.

A Candidate Prepared for Today's Challenges

Pradales is seen as an ideal candidate to face current political and social challenges. His deep knowledge of the internal and external political reality of the Basque Country, added to his experience in different departments of the Provincial Council, position him as a capable and versatile leader.

The Internal Election Process of the PNV

The election of Pradales as a candidate is not final until the PNV's internal electoral process is completed. Although the EBB has proposed his candidacy, local organizations have the possibility of presenting other candidates. The final vote in the batzokis (people's houses) will be decisive to confirm who will represent the PNV in the regional elections.

In summary, the proposal of Imanol Pradales as a candidate for lehendakari for the PNV marks a transition towards a younger and renewed leadership in Basque politics. His experience and preparation present him as a strong candidate capable of guiding the Basque Country in times of change. The final decision, which will be made after the party's internal voting process, will be crucial for the future of the PNV and for the Basque political landscape as a whole. With Pradales at the helm, the PNV seeks to maintain its relevance and adapt to new challenges, maintaining its commitment to self-government and the continuous improvement of the quality of life of Basque citizens.

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