Who will rule Andalusia?

Andalusia came out of the recent election with a hung parliament, and Susana Diaz of the PSOE party continues running round all the opposition parties to see if she can put together some sort of coalition ahead of next weeks investiture. If she can’t get support, she won’t be voted in as President of Andalusia and the region will continue without a parliament. In order to rule, the PSOE has to make a coalition with Continue reading Who will rule Andalusia?

Early Andalucian election alarm bells ring

Rumours are spreading that the elections to the Junta de Andalucia may be bought forwards to coincide with the May municipal elections after President Susana Diaz ordered all provincial PSOE heads to a secret lunch next Tuesday. https://twitter.com/JaviRivero/status/556865252936388608 If she wants to convoke elections for May, then she must announce them before the 27th of January. The lunch is being held just before a meeting of the Andalucian council of government, and the law stipulates Continue reading Early Andalucian election alarm bells ring

PSOE gives way to IU pressure to save the coalition in Andalucia

The PSOE has collapsed and given in to the demands of their communist IU party, returning the housing rights to the IU minister for Housing and Development, in a humiliating climbdown for the Andaluz president. President Diaz of Andalucia had revoked those rights yesterday in an unprecedented move, after Minister Elena Cortes started handing out free homes to a bunch of squatters who had been evicted from their squats earlier in the week.

Andalusian government coalition splits over housing row

The Izquierda Unida party has “suspended” the coalition with the PSOE party until President Diaz retracts the withdrawal of power issued today. Diaz yesterday withdraw housing rights from the IU Minister for Housing after she handed out free homes to a bunch of squatter evicted from the Corralia Utopía. The IU had a party meeting today in which they decided to “suspend” the coalition until the rights are returned to the Minister. The minister in Continue reading Andalusian government coalition splits over housing row

Major rift in Andalusian coalition government over squatter rights

We wake up this morning to hear of a major rift in the Andalusian government that only promises to get worse! Andalucia is currently governed by a coalition of the left-wing PSOE party and the communist IU party. “Corrala Utopía” is a block of unsold new flats in Seville that were broken into and occupied by poor families, at the urging of the local communist IU leaders, back in 2012. They proceeded to run the Continue reading Major rift in Andalusian coalition government over squatter rights

IU opens debate to discuss national referendum for a Spanish Republic

The head of the Izquierda Unida party (greens and Commies), Cayo Lara, has proposed to the party that it sets in its manifesto the calling for a national Referendum on the future of the Spanish Monarchy. The IU coalition party is Spains third largest party by votes. In brief, the suggestion is that IU proposes in Congress the holding of a referendum to establish a Spanish Republic and depose the King. Lara says that the Continue reading IU opens debate to discuss national referendum for a Spanish Republic

IU wants to up utility bills to pay for the poor in Andalucia

Commie Andalucian coalition partners the IU a proposing a bill which will tax utilities in order to pay for free water & elec for the poor. The idea is to tax the utilities (who can then pass the tax onto the consumers, ie, you and me) and the money will go into government coffers. Then, when Perico’s last burro shuffles off the mortal coil (possibly by stepping on his last egg producing hen), meaning he Continue reading IU wants to up utility bills to pay for the poor in Andalucia

IU-Andalucia wants to expropriate land not used for 2 years and give it to the poor

The IU, the communist coalition partners of the PSOE in the Andalucian government, have proposed a new law that will allow for the expropriation of any “productive land which has not been used for its assigned social function” during the last two years. Such land, explains the proposed law, would be that should be dedicated to productive uses such as forestry, farm or ranching land. Or, indeed, my back garden. As a cited example by the IU, they Continue reading IU-Andalucia wants to expropriate land not used for 2 years and give it to the poor

The only IU councillor in Almeria’s council quits to move abroad

Vanesa Segura, the only Izquierda Unida councillor in the townhall of Almeria, has quit with immediate effect to go to live in the USA. “My visa arrived today, and so I give notice that I am leaving to go to live in the states” she explained to local press. “It’s the best thing for my family and I”. Locals appear annoyed that she’s dropped everything to go and live with her partner in the States. Continue reading The only IU councillor in Almeria’s council quits to move abroad