The former president of the People’s Party of Catalonia, Alejo Vidal Cuadra78 years old, is in very serious conditions after being hit in the face by a gunshot in Núñez de Balboa street, in the center of Madrid. The former popular deputy was walking alone on the street when a person approached him and shot him from a distance of about two meters.
The location of the shooting in Madrid
Subsequently, police sources said that Vidal-Quadras arrived at the hospital conscious. Former president of the Catalan PP, he was also among the founders of the far-right party Vox. At the moment, the police informs EFE, they are hunting a man who allegedly shot aboard a motorbike.
Media: an Iranian lead is also being followed
An Iranian lead is also being followed in the investigation into today’s ambush in Madrid of Aleix Vidal-Quadras, former president of the PP of Catalonia and founder of Vox, hit by a bullet in the face this morning in the center of Madrid.
According to sources cited by both El Pais and El Mundo, it was the politician himself, who is not in danger of his life, who indicated to investigators the possibility that the attack was linked to his activity in defense of members of the Iranian opposition. El Mundo recalls that Vidal-Quadras has long had contacts with the People’s Mujahideen Organization of Iran group, and last year the Iranian Foreign Ministry placed him on a blacklist, accusing him of “deliberate actions in support of terrorism and terrorist groups, promotion and incitement to terrorism”.
“We strongly condemn the attack in Madrid. I ask the investigators to find the culprit immediately and we hope that Aleix Vidal-Quadras recovers soon” commented the national leader of the People’s Party, Alberto Nunez Feijòo.
“I would like to express my solidarity and my wishes for a speedy recovery to Alejo Vidal-Quadras. All my love at this moment for him and his family. We trust that the investigation will clarify the facts as soon as possible and that those responsible will be arrested” wrote the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez.
Meloni: vile and unacceptable violence
“The Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, expresses her closeness and that of the Government to Alejo Vidal-Quadras and his family for the cowardly attack of which he was the victim today. President Meloni learned with relief the reassuring news on the conditions of the President Vidal-Quadras, to whom he wished a speedy and full recovery. The Head of Government’s great concern and condemnation remain firm for an act of unacceptable violence, perpetrated against a political exponent of an important European nation”. This was reported in a note from Palazzo Chigi.
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