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AZNAR QUITS HONORARY PRESIDENCY OF PP

The former President of the Government José María Aznar has sent a letter to the head of the Executive and leader of the PP, Mariano Rajoy, in which he communicates his decision to resign the honorary presidency of the party, although he will continue in this party as a militant.

 


Jose Maria Aznar was president of the Government of Spain for eight years, president of the PP for forteen years and other so many as honorary president and militant in this Spanish party for 38 years.

Aznar, who has also spoken on the telephone with Rajoy, saccording to sources close to the former president have confirmed to EFE, adds in his letter that this decision also means that he will not participate in the next national congress of the PP, a meeting that however he expects it will be a success”.

In his letter to Rajoy, at who he wishes “the best successes” at the moment “so important and so difficult,” Aznar justifies his decision to leave the presidency of honor in the new situation of “independence” of the Faes Foundation, which has been completely disconnected from the PP.

“No patron of Faes occupies any, or even honorific, position in any political formation. As president of Faes I do not wish to be an exception, “says Aznar, who gives no further explanation or elaborate on the reasons that have led him to leave this charge.

Aznar recalls that he has participated in all the congresses since 1979 and will be the first time he has not done so ever since, but he expresses his success wishes for this “important meeting”.

In addition, Aznar emphasizes that, having been president of the Government for eight years, president of the PP for fourteen years and other so many honorary president, maintains his condition of militant of the party, acquired almost 38 years ago.

The letter concludes with the desire to Rajoy to have the “best successes” in his task at this time “so important and difficult” and ends with a Christmas greeting.

In the top of the PP, the decision of Aznar has caught them by surprise as EFE admitted to the sources consulted, who did not expect the former president to make this announcement today.


Madrid, December 20, 2016, EFE/Practica Español


Grammar notes: review of the perfect tenses, imperfect of the subjunctive


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Question 1
El vídeo se dice que...
A
Aznar se ha reunido recientemente con Mariano Rajoy.
B
Aznar desea mantener las relaciones entre FAES y el PP.
C
Aznar rechaza continuar siendo presidente honorífico del PP.
Question 2
¿Qué es FAES?
A
Una ONG.
B
Una entidad que estuvo durante un tiempo vinculada al Partido Popular.
C
El nombre del partido político liderado por José María Aznar.
Question 3
Actualmente, ¿qué vínculo mantiene Aznar con el PP?
A
Ninguno.
B
La militancia.
C
La presidencia de honor.
Question 4
En el vídeo se dice que Aznar fue una figura muy importante del PP.
A
Falso.
B
No se sabe.
C
Verdadero.
Question 5
Según fuentes, Rajoy está preocupado por la decisión de Aznar.
A
No se sabe.
B
Falso.
C
Verdadero.
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