On 12 November, the Ordinary Congress of Liberals of Andorra, ALDE Party member party in Andorra, unanimously chose the only candidate to renew the National Executive Committee. Jordi Gallardo will continue to lead for two more years "the oldest national party in Andorra", as he highlighted in his closing speech.
Gallardo also stressed the challenges that the Liberals will face in the coming years and reviewed the recent history of the party, emphasizing the positive evolution since 2015 when they were in the opposition. Now the party is a part of the Government and of the communal majorities in four parishes.
"Liberals have shown that it is a party that brings stability to the country's governance,” Gallardo said and thanked the efforts of all supporters to "grow the liberal project in Andorra". He also stated he was convinced "of the good work that the new Executive will do", combining the experience of veteran members with the drive and ideas of the newer ones.
At the end of his speech, Gallardo stated that "the new Executive has the task of starting to prepare for the next general elections" which are scheduled to take place in 2023. However, he indicated that "it is too early to know what the formula will be" with which he will run in the next elections.
The election of the Executive was not the only news that came out of the congress, as the party has also updated its image and created a new slogan. From now on, the party will be called ‘Liberals’ to highlight the liberal brand. The rebranding also includes the new party baseline 'El motor d'Andorra' (‘Andorra´s motor’) which reflects the aim of making the country work from an economic, political, social and environmental perspectives.
Throughout the congress, actions and policies promoted by the Liberals serving in different institutions were reviewed, and those points that appear in the electoral programme were highlighted.
ALDE Party acting co-President Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP, shared a message during the congress, expressing the support of European partners to "achieve the political goals of the Liberals of Andorra."
A tribute was also paid to Mercè Bonell Bertrand, who was the first woman general councillor of Andorra in 1984 and former communal councillor of Andorra la Vella. Bonell received the badge of honorary militant.
🔵 Avui ha estat un dia ple d'emocions...— Liberals (@LiberalsAndorra) November 12, 2021
🔹Ens hem vist de nou les cares
🔹Tenim nova imatge
🔹Hem triat la nova Executiva
🔹Hem agraït a la Mercè la seva fidelitat
🔹Encarem el futur amb optimisme
☝️Som #Liberals, Som El Motor d'Andorra
La crònica 👉https://t.co/zvf2WxHWNN pic.twitter.com/2LwuFJ6KU0
🔵 Els #Liberals som internacionals— Liberals (@LiberalsAndorra) November 12, 2021
📺 @ilhankyuchyuk, copresident de l'@ALDEParty, ens envia una salutació des del Parlament Europeu 🇪🇺 i mostra el suport de l'ALDE en els nostres objectius polítics.
🔵 Els #Liberals tenim història ✨— Liberals (@LiberalsAndorra) November 12, 2021
📺 Homenatge a Mercè Bonell Bertrand, primera consellera general d'Andorra 🇦🇩 i des d'avui militant d'honor de Liberals.
Gràcies per la teva fidelitat, Mercè! 💙
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