The mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, will have his own space to intervene in the extraordinary Congress of the Popular Party of Madrid. The words of the first mayor of Madrid are highly anticipated by those attending the popular conclave, since his candidacy for the presidency of the party was one of the options that the previous president Pablo Casado considered.

Almeida quickly distanced himself from this rivalry with Ayuso, after Casado’s departure from the national leadership, and closed ranks with the president of the Community. On Friday at noon, before the intervention of the secretary general Cuca Gamarra, the mayor will take the floor, as ABC has learned from popular sources, in the auditorium of pavilion 6 of Ifema, where the congress will be held.

That afternoon there will be a table of regional presidents who, as ABC has already published, will all attend. In addition, at the closing ceremony on Saturday morning, the leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, will be present, as well as regional presidents.

The program of the congress is being known little by little. Yesterday the name of the president, Miguel Ángel Recuenco, and the vice-presidents were revealed, one of them, Borja Fanjul, councilor of the Madrid City Council and close to Almeida. This election confirms Ayuso’s commitment to supporting the PP of the municipalities in the southern part of the Community, as also happened with the election of José Manuel Zarzoso, spokesman for Parla, in the executive committee led by Alberto Núñez Feijóo. One of Ayuso’s objectives is to conquer the largest possible number of mayors in the southern zone.