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Lehendakari Urkullu's mother dies

Iñigo Urkullu arrived at the last General Policy plenary session of this Legislature in the Basque Parliament, held on September 14, 2023 in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Álava

Jesus Carames

February 21, 2024 | 7:52 a.m.

The Basque Country has been dressed in mourning after the death of Flori Renteria, the mother of Lehendakari Iñigo Urkullu, at the age of 88 in Durango, Bizkaia. The news has shocked the Basque community, not only because of the human loss it entails but because of the emotional impact on a figure as representative as the Lehendakari himself. Flori Renteria's health had deteriorated significantly in recent hours, leading Urkullu to suspend his official agenda, a gesture that underlines the depth of family ties and respect for moments of personal grief, even in the highest spheres of politics.

The Basque community shows its solidarity in the face of loss

The suspension of the official agenda of the Lehendakari, including the meeting of the Government Council and his participation in the event of the director council of the Health Plan, reflects the impact of this loss not only on the personal level of Urkullu but on the entire Basque administration. The decision, far from being a mere formalism, speaks of the humanity that underlies public positions, reminding us that, beyond political responsibilities, there is a web of relationships and affections that make up our deepest essence.

Flori Renteria, a native of Maruri and who lived in Alonsotegi, leaves behind a legacy of family dedication that, without a doubt, has marked the character and career of her son, Lehendakari Urkullu. This loss resonates in the hearts of Basque citizens, who see in Urkullu not only their political leader but a person who, like any of them, faces the most painful moments that life can present.

Community support in times of grief

Flori Renteria's passing serves as a moment of reflection on the value of community and mutual support in times of loss. The ability to empathize with the pain of others and provide comfort reflects the deepest values ​​of Basque society, a community that is distinguished by its cohesion and solidarity. This sad event, although personal and particular, becomes an occasion for the Basque people to reaffirm their collective identity, united not only by culture, language or history, but by a shared sense of humanity.

Flori Renteria's farewell is not only a farewell to the mother of a public figure, but a moment that touches the intimate fiber of every Basque citizen, reminding us of the importance of family and community ties. In these moments of sadness, the community becomes a fundamental pillar, offering its unconditional support and remembering the strength that lies in unity and mutual affection.

Condolences shown by citizens to the Lehendakari

As the Basque Country accompanies its Lehendakari in this moment of mourning, a space is also being opened for reflection on the impact that our loved ones have on our lives, even beyond their physical presence. Flori Renteria, throughout his life and now in his departure, leaves an indelible mark not only on his family but on an entire community that, today, feels a little more united in the recognition of what truly matters: love, family and mutual support in the most difficult times.

The sadness over the loss of Flori Renteria is mixed with gratitude for his life and the legacy of values ​​that endures. In this moment of reflection, the Basque Country is more united, remembering that, at the essence of its identity, are the strength, respect and affection that make us human.

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