Motion of no confidence in Spanish government mooted

Rajoy’s weak administration could be on the verge of toppling after Podemos called for a vote of no confidence in his government this afternoon. The scandal hit PP party is tottering, as high-ups are arrested or quit as magistrates extend their investigations into corruption and illegal financing by industry magnates. Catalan independence party Comprimis has backed the call, and now the race is on to get the other small parties to back them. For the Continue reading Motion of no confidence in Spanish government mooted

Ways Brexit will affect us: Voting

How will Brexit affect British voting rights in Spain? Voting rights (both voting and standing for election) are as follows in Spain: Regional and national elections: Only Spanish nationals over the age of 18 who haven’t been disenfranchised. Local elections: Spanish nationals, EU citizens resident in Spain, and citizens of a country with a reciprocal voting agreement who comply with the terms of the agreement. EU elections: All Spanish nationals and EU citizens resident in Continue reading Ways Brexit will affect us: Voting

Andalucian Democracy, PSOE style

So, for the first time ever the PSOE in Andaucia (the buggers who win every single election here) decided to hold elections to decide who would be the next leader to take them into the elections, after President Grinan announced he would step down then. Grinan was appointed by his predecessor, Chaves; who in turn was appointed by his predecessor, etc etc etc. For some reason, Grinan announced he would allow his party to hold Continue reading Andalucian Democracy, PSOE style

How useless is the PSOE in Turre?

Here’s a post to refute to anyone who claims that Francisco Ortega and his bunch of merry men have improved Turre in any shape, size or form over the last few years. Just the latest PSOE crook bleeding the place dry, much like the previous Paco who was another vulgar, unpleasent, annoying power hungry crook. Ortegas own great-aunt won’t vote for him, she’s so disgusted by some of the things he’s done in the past….. Continue reading How useless is the PSOE in Turre?

Brits registered to vote in Almeria

The INE has released data on the number of people eligable to vote in the May 22 elections. According to La Voz, 14.670 “foriengers” have registered to vote in the May elections, out of which 7.280 are Brits, by far the largest percentage. In some towns, they are a substantial portion of the vote. Here’s the breakdown, as supplied by the paper: Arboleas: 49% of the vote is British. Partaloa: 43% Bedar: 40% Mojacar: 37% Continue reading Brits registered to vote in Almeria

14 year old votes in UK election (will results be annulled?)

According to the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/election_2010/england/8670022.stm A 14-year-old boy from Lancashire who voted in the general election said he did it because he “wanted to make a difference”. Alfie McKenzie, from Poulton-le-Fylde, voted for the Liberal Democrats in the Wyre and Preston North constituency, after being sent a polling card. Alfie went to his local polling station before school on Thursday, wearing a trench coat, glasses, jeans and smart shoes so officials would “think I was Continue reading 14 year old votes in UK election (will results be annulled?)

Is the PSOE about to snatch the post of Lehendakari from the nationalists?

The País Vasco is the Basque Country, Spain’s answer to Northern Ireland. Rugged, beautiful, with a strange language unconnected to the main patois and a fierce independent spirit. It recently had an election, along with Galicia. If you want the breakdown on the seats won, click here. Basically, PNV (the main nationalist party that has controlled the regional parliment since democracy) got 30 seats. PSE-PSOE got 24. P.P. got 13. Aralar (another nationalist party) got Continue reading Is the PSOE about to snatch the post of Lehendakari from the nationalists?

PP seems sure to win in Galicia

Hey… who cares. Does it affect us down in here in Andalucia? Well, it does show that nobody gives a damn about Garzon or the P.P. election scandal. Proving once and for all that Madrid is irrelevant for the “regions”. Lenox is complaining about how we guiris can’t vote in regional or national elections. (Here. It’s worth a look). Of course, we can pay taxes. No problem paying taxes. Through different companies I pay around Continue reading PP seems sure to win in Galicia