Pablo Bustinduy, the founder of Podemos who ended up leaving politics after the break between Iglesias and Errejón

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Pablo Bustinduy (Madrid, 1983) would have been left at the doors of the Council of Ministers without a portfolio if Podemos and Nacho Alvarez They would have accepted Sumar’s offer so that until Friday a member of the formation’s management household was his representative in the new coalition government. Finally, he will be one of the members who founded the party now led by Ione Belarra, with whom he no longer has ties, who will occupy said position.

The new owner of Social Rights and Consumption He left politics after the divorce between Pablo Iglesias and Íñigo Errejón – with whom he was ideologically aligned – when he was going to be the head of the list for the 2019 European elections. His partial return occurred last June when Yolanda Diaz He signed him for his campaign team, although his name was not included in the lists of this left coalition.

Graduate in Political Science from the Complutense University of Madrid and in Psychology from the UNED, Bustinduy He was one of the professors who made up the founding hard core of We can. Respected by all internal sectors for his intellectual stature, this expert in international affairs was in charge of precisely that secretariat within the party leadership when he began the expansion of his relations with other European and Latin American formations.

After having worked as group coordinator purple in the European Parliament after his emergence in 2014, five years later he was expected to lead his party’s candidacy for said institution after winning the internal primaries. However, the mass march of the sector about errrion that Más Madrid created caused his situation to be unsustainable both politically and personally, so he decided to take a step back and leave his position to María Eugenia Rodríguez Palop.

He had previously been elected deputy in Congress for Madrid in the 2015 elections and re-elected in the 2016 electoral repetition. During the term he spent in the San Jerónimo race chamber he was spokesperson for the Confederal Group Unidos Podemos-En Comú Podem-En Marea for the Foreign Affairs and European Union Commissions.

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