Mariano Rajoy He has been in A coruña. It was last afternoon in one of his few public appearances since he ceased to preside over the Government. He has done it to clothe José Manuel Romay Beccaría at the presentation of his memoir. An act that has also counted with the president of the Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijóo. The former President of the Government has arrived at the headquarters of Afundación, the venue for the event, declining to answer questions from journalists about the accusation of the former Minister of the Interior, Jorge Fernandez Diaz. Surrounded by cameras and microphones, he limited himself to saying that he was coming to the presentation of Romay’s book, which is “a very important event.” There were no more opportunities to insist.
In his speech full of praise to the former Minister of Health, Mariano Rajoy Brey has vindicated his figure as “that line of public servants of which today”, he specified, “we are not particularly overloaded.” Next line and after pausing he wanted to slide: “I leave it there and, by the way, I am not referring to anyone in particular, except those you are thinking about at the moment.” Rajoy in its purest form.
The president of the Xunta, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has not been left behind in the compliments and words of appreciation to the one who was also Vice-president of the Xunta, Councilor for Agriculture and Health with Manuel Fraga at the head of the Galician government and later Minister of Health, among many other positions. For Feijóo, José Manuel Romay has been a statesman, a man of transitions and a key player in the self-government of Galicia.
Romay Beccaría, born in Betanzos 86 years ago and 60 dedicated to public activity, has vindicated politics as the art of the possible and the impossible. In a strong defense of the Spanish Transition, the also former president of the Council of State has claimed that time as a collective success, “regardless of who it weighs.” The situation in Catalonia is, in his opinion, the greatest challenge facing Spain. It should never have been abandoned, he said, the approach that the Rajoy government maintained on this issue.
The presentation of Romay’s memoir took place at the headquarters of Afundación, with its host among the attendees, the president of Abanca, Juan Carlos Escotet, accompanied by the entity’s CEO, Enrique Boots. There have been few in-person guests to the event, in compliance with capacity restrictions due to the pandemic, which is why it was broadcast via streaming.
In the end, Rajoy left as he arrived. Without a statement about the caso Kitchen. He passed by and got into the official car, but not before greeting a group of kids who were doing the same from the opposite sidewalk in Los Cantones Coruña.