The Mayor of Totana, María Isabel Sánchez, today introduced a motion to the full March to dedicate a street or public space in this city the former Prime Minister, Adolfo Suárez, "for his contribution to the development of democracy and civil liberties in Spain ".
As stated in the motion, the former Prime Minister, Adolfo Suárez González, was a relevant and indispensable player in the Spanish Transition and first president of the democracy, and died at age 81 in Madrid after more than a decade of developing Alzheimer's , which ended up causing irreversible deterioration and decisive.
Figure Suarez born in Cebreros (Ávila) 1932 - onwards remain associated with personal and political prestige and recognition that reality does not always enjoyed.
It definitely retired from politics in 1991 after the resounding electoral defeat of CDS.
The first President of democracy was appointed by the King on July 2, 1976 to lay the foundations of a peaceful change of regime, based on the articulation of a system of freedom, a new model of social life and a new state model , represents the work of many but certainly with its momentum.
The motion says that the death of Adolfo Suarez is the outcome of a great politician, with King Juan Carlos I, developed the democratic system we live in and enjoy.
He was a man of deep principles and values â€‹â€‹that left a political legacy as a great father and leader of the Transition.
He did so with numerous close support of many people, certainly, but it can be safely said that without his vision and momentum, would have failed the current regime, which, for all its faults, is the most profoundly democratic, stable and durable in our history.
Suarez, head of a group of young men from civil society, understood the challenge, the risks faced boldly and organized traffic by Political Reform Act, which buried the past, and a constitutional process that established the virtues of consensus, which in turn was the result of the unanimous desire not reproduce the errors that had led to the Civil War.
Among the highlights of his tenure were the Moncloa Pacts, fundamental to avoid the discomfort caused by the dire economic situation would derail the political transition, the Amnesty Act of 1977; transcendental Political Reform Act, the legalization of PCE, and of course, the Constitution and the State of Autonomies.
Achieved shortly after the 1978 Constitution, which we incorporated the West, Suárez became a hindrance to emerging and aspiring politicians to structure their own parliamentary system forces.
His resignation in late January 1981, not hinder democratic development in his own words-was the logical consequence of his deep wear and Emergency normal self.
In a complex scenario, economic and political upheaval, managed to pass a motion of censure of the PSOE and undergo a matter of trust.
The personal scope of Adolfo Suárez reached its zenith during the coup of 23-F, as with General Manuel Gutiérrez Mellado resisted standing without bowing military onslaught that sought to humiliate the representative system.
Now this country has been recognized with honors the work of its first democratic president, obsessed avoid historical errors Spain that were constant in the past to reproduce.
The first president of the new democracy in Spain has had the historic grandeur of being a man of harmony that made democracy possible in Spain and opened the doors of Europe, in a context of political difficulties, severe crisis and context of brutality terrorist attacks to which he had to deal with, that do nothing but magnify his merit.
The current best tribute we can do is strive to follow the path he marked us understanding, harmony and solidarity among Spaniards.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana