The Minister of the Presidency, Justice and Interior of the Community of Madrid, Enrique López, has formalized his withdrawal as a PP militant, but he will continue in the Government of Isabel Díaz Ayuso until the end of the legislature.
In statements sent to the media, Enrique Lopez (Cacabelos, León, 59 years old) has confirmed his withdrawal as a militant that “does not mean renouncing the principles and values that the party’s ideology represents”, and has assured that he will continue working “with greater zeal and dedication” in the Government of the Community of Madrid, as long as it has “the trust” of Díaz Ayuso.
According to the newspaper abcLópez has communicated his resignation to the general secretary of the party, Cuca Gamarraa decision that had already been transferred to the Madrid president, sources from the regional government have indicated, who have specified that there will be no change in the regional Executive.
Stage Pablo Casado
López was Secretary of Justice during the stage of paul married in the national leadership of the PP, and also one of the strong members of the Díaz Ayuso government, but was singled out after the internal war with the former popular leader for the contract related to the president’s brother.
The counselor of Presidency and Justice A man from Madrid avoided positioning himself during the crisis that opened up the PP and a month after the internal crisis that opened up the party, he lost weight within the regional government with the appointment of Enrique Ossorio as vice-president, a position that had not been created in this legislature after the break in the coalition with citizens.
López made his position as Secretary of Justice and Interior of the Popular Party available to the party
Before the arrival of Alberto Núñez Feijóo to Genoa to replace Casado, López made his position as Secretary of Justice and Interior of the PP available to the party, which he assumed in January 2020 to replace Rafael Catala. With this formalization of his withdrawal from the party and after the tense relationship with the Madrid president after the internal war in the PP, it remains to be determined if he will continue as a counselor in the event that Ayuso wins at the polls, or if he will return to the judiciary .
magistrate of the National audienceLópez was in the summer of 2019 the star signing of Díaz Ayuso in his first government team, where he held the portfolio of Justice, Interior and Victims, and has continued in the Executive of Díaz Ayuso after the early elections of 2021. His positions in the General Council of the Power of attorney and in the Constitutional Court (TC) They were proposed by the PP.
López had to resign from the TC in 2014, a year after being appointed, for driving his motorcycle drunk and without a helmet, which led to a conviction for a crime against road safety. He was also removed from the Gürtel and Bárcenas trials due to his affinity for the PP.