Cuca Gamarra is the new general secretary of the PP from April 1, 2022, replacing the place occupied by Teodoro García Egea. The politician was forced to resign due to the crisis caused at the match after coming to light the alleged investigation of Isabel Díaz Ayuso, her family and closest environment.
After the controversy that arose, Gamarra was the one in charge of holding the reins of the party as general coordinatoradded to his position as spokesman for the parliamentary group in Congress, and has now become on the right hand of the former president of the Xunta de Galicia, Alberto Nuñez Feijóo, who will be elected president of the PP in the XX National Congress of the party this weekend.
The two will undertake hand in hand a new stage for the Popular Party that begins after the abrupt departure of Pablo Casado and other members of the party.
The new president of the PP has highlighted Gamarra his “long experience” as mayor of Logroño and spokesperson in Congress.
Here we discover some of the unknown aspects of his private life as well as his age, family and hobbies, among which is running.
Your age and education
His real and full name is Concepcion Gamarra Ruiz-Clavijo. The politics of the PP was born on December 23, 1974 in Logroñoso he is 57 years old.
His primary and secondary studies were at the Augustinians from Logrono. He comes from a conservative and believing family, which has also instilled religious values in him.
She is a lawyer by training. She is Bachelor of Economic Law. She also has a postgraduate degree in Cooperative Law from the University of Deusto and a master’s degree in Legal Practice and is a member of the Biscay Bar Association.
He came to work in the office of the prestigious jurist José María Gil Albertdeputy with the UCD and state attorney general with the Suárez government, who died in 2007. When I leave politics He has confessed that he will return to practice as a lawyer in his office.
Concepcion Gamarra is the third woman with that name in the familywhich they affectionately called Concha.
“My name is Conchita. My grandmother’s name was Concha, my mother’s name is Conchita and so am I Conchita. It was one way to differentiate. An uncle of mine arrivedI was very small and he called me Cuca, and since then they call me Cuca. It was a family thing and in the end, well look, ”he explained in December 2021 in ‘El intermedia’ in an interview with the journalist Thais Villas.
The politics of the PP is very close to his familywho are your main support. His father his name is Alfonso Gamarra, he is a former manager of a transport company, and his mother, Conchita Ruiz Clavijo, nursing assistant.
“I have had some peculiar parents, They let me do what I wanted. They didn’t give me a time” Cuca explained on the television show.
The biggest fights that has been taken as a young child revealed that they were for “eating badly, not keeping the room tidy and arguing with his brother”. Gamarra admitted that order is not his forte: “I could improve, my office is not exactly the tidiest place, but I know where everything is.”
Cuca Gamarra It is the oldest of three brothers, Mario and Dove. His brother mario gamarra He is an entrepreneur and in 2013 he was appointed joint and several representative in the Santander Bank company and his sister Paloma Gamarra is a journalistas ‘Vozpópuli’ has learned.
Paloma has been working since 2015 in the communication department at UNIR International University of La Rioja. Previously it was as content writer at ‘Vanity Fair’ and at Nurun, a global technology and design consultancy, among other jobs.
He has no partner or children
Cuca Gamarra she is single, has never passed through the altar, He has no partner or children although she enjoys being an aunt very much. She has two nephews, twins who will be three years old in May.
At the moment, his most faithful companion is his dog Olivera Maltese puppy, whom she adores, despite the fact that she was one of those who thought she would never have a dog.
your ideal partner
In the interview that Thais did with him on La Sexta, he assured that in Congress “I haven’t had any luck with love”even though it entered in 2019.
He also explained what requirements he has to have your ideal partner: “It has to be with sense of humor, that is interesting and that he likes a lot to go out and little to enter”.
I’m single, a woman with power is very scary
The work and the many hours that he has had to dedicate to it, have had much of the blame in all this since he had little time left for his personal life.
“I have focused more on work. In politics there is less than what people think, I never found the erotics of power“, he pointed out in ‘Abc’. In addition, he believes that “A woman with power is very scary.”
He is a runner and runs marathons
One of the passions of the Riojan woman is sports. He loves to run and participated in several marathons -about four or five- both in Spain and in Florence, Budapest, New York or Paris; and many other half marathons.
Gamarra he has been running for ten years when he became mayor and to compensate for stress. “My brother [Mario] It pushes me and pull to do sports because I looked very stressed and I thought it would come in handy and we went out for a run”, he explained in ‘El Intermedio’, on La Sexta.
Since then he has continued to run and politics is a real runner: “Then I already have a group of friends with whom we run through Logroño on weekends, Saturday and Sunday. And we also have breakfast. after a race, good food is the best thing that can happen to you”.
“I am a long-distance runner in sport and in life”, noted in ‘Loc’. He liked to do 12 kilometers every day. “I have the medals at home saved because there is a lot of effort behind it,” she said proudly in ‘another interview on Abc’.
Other interests and hobbies
also enjoy doing ski and golf and in his few free moments he likes to read.
Among his favorite authors and readings are ‘The New York Trilogy’ by Paul Auster, ‘Windows of Manhattan’ by Antonio Muñoz Molina and the writer Rafael Chirbes. He prefers novels to escape and disconnect and one of his Favorite groups is U2.
Between his hobbies is gastronomy, he admits to being a “great eater” especially garden products such as artichokes or asparagus, according to ‘Loc’.
He also really enjoys traveling, going to concerts and with modern art, especially, the urban one that she promoted during her time as mayor of Logroño.
He’s a believer (in his own way)
Cuca Gamarra is a believing woman. In its instagram account we can see some images in which she is seen at mass on Palm Sundaycongratulate Christmas with an image of the Bethlehem we can also see it in another photo, carrying a step of the Virgin of Hope, patron saint of Logroño.
Although due to the character he has, he carries religion in his own way. “I don’t go to mass as much as the canons dictate. I am very anarchic and undisciplined, it is enough for them to tell you that you have to go one day at one time so that I can go at another. I am very rebellious“.
“I am firm in my convictions, very fighter, I do not accept that they impose anything on me. I always say a phrase: ‘not even my father sends me’. Moderation does not mean that you do not fight for things or conformism,” he said.
“Liberal feminist” and “curranta”
Cuca Gamarra is defined as “liberal feminist”. “Feminism is neither right nor left and it is not against men, but with men.”
In addition, the new general secretary of the PP cites as referents comrades such as Rita Barberá and Celia Villalobos and between his favorite historical figures is Margaret Thatcher. The former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 said that in politics “when you want something to be said, tell a man and when you want something done, tell a woman”.
“I am a curranta above anything and solid humanist, democratic and liberal convictions,” he said in an interview with ‘El Mundo’.
His political and institutional trajectory
Cuca Gamarra has a long political career behind his back more than 20 years and a good resume.
“My political restlessness began very young… I was always interested in politicsso they didn’t have to insist much to take the step either… I chose to go on the lists to the town hall because that way he could reconcile with my office professional as a lawyer,” she said in ‘Loc’.
It has been formed in politics from below. started being the first president of the New Generations of La Rioja from 2000 to 2005.
It was after Deputy mayor at the Town Hall of his hometown, Logroño (from 2003 to 2007) and opposition spokesman from 2007 to 2011.
On 2011 she was appointed mayor of Logroñoachieved the milestone of becoming the first woman in history to be mayor of the city after the municipal elections of that year in which the PP reached an absolute majority. She succeeded Tomás Santos, of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party.
The PP’s policy was eight years at the head of the council (2011-2019), entered with the city council bankrupt and left him with a surplus, before making the leap to being a deputy in Congress for La Rioja.
He also acted as first vice president of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) until 2019, when it was replaced by Jose Maria Garcia Urbano, mayor of Estepona. She was also a member of the National Commission for Local Administration (FEMP), a member of the Special Accounts and Contracting Commission (FEMP), a member of the Steering Committee of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (FEMP) and vice-president of the Spanish Network of Smart Cities (RECI).
Since 2007 it is President of the Local Board of Logroño of the Popular Party and was a member of the National Executive Committee of the Popular Party from 2004 to July 2018, when Pablo Casado, after his election as the new president of the party, He named her Deputy Secretary for Social Policy.
In April 2019 he took over campaign coordination of the municipal elections called in May after the dismissal of Javier Maroto.
Gamarra make the leap to Madrid as a national deputy in the 2019 general elections.
On August 17, 2020, Pablo Casado appointed her spokesman of the Popular Group in the Congress of Deputies after the dismissal of Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo, despite being a supporter of the candidacy Soraya Saénz de Santamaría in the Extraordinary Congress of 2018.
The new general coordinator of the PP also served as a member of the Working Group on Sanitation and Public Health of the Congress between the months of May and July 2020, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, just before becoming the group’s parliamentary spokesperson. On April 1, 2022 she becomes in general secretary of the Popular Party.
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