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On Tuesday 28 February national media attended the press conference called by PLA to present the Congress to the public. Member of Parliament Judith Pallares, Secretary General of PLA Amadeu Rossell and Alessandro Bilotta, LI Head of Fundraising and Events, explained the importance of the Congress and announced that the LI Manifesto for the twenty-first century will be launched at a time when liberal values and principles are under threaten. In this sense, the media were informed, Andorra holds as well symbolic value with its both northern and southern border threatened rising populism.
The Congress will open its activities on the afternoon of Thursday 18 May, welcoming to Andorra delegates from every continent to debate, vote on the liberal manifesto. The two-year process, which involved consultations from LI's wide liberal network, culminates in the adoption of the document in the plenary session scheduled for Saturday 20 May. This will be only the third manifesto adopted in LI's 70-year history and the first outside of Oxford, UK.
On the dedicated Congress web page, member parties can find instructions for booking accommodation at the two selected hotels, with registration set to open on 1st April.