Reform of voting law (just before the elections) brings major changes

The new Ley Electoral governing the right to vote in municipal elections, and the procedures within, is now law, with just a few months before the May 2011 elections. Important changes? The biggest one is that emigrants no longer have the right to vote in municipal elections – meaning, we hope, an end to the practise of ballot stuffing by certain political parties who have got their grubby little hands on the voting roll. In Continue reading Reform of voting law (just before the elections) brings major changes

The usual pre-election purge hits Mojácar

Rosmari, the leader of Mojácar, has had a blowout with her political allies in Mojacar and fired Carlos Cervantes (bearded fellow, leftwing leader of the IU and similar, used to be mayor until he was cut down) and Angel Medina (leader of Cuidadanos Europeos, never been mayor but would like to), both (now ex-) senior councillors and coalition allies in her townhall. It’s all amazingly complicated and I can’t pretend to be bothered to memorise Continue reading The usual pre-election purge hits Mojácar

Fresh new political party in Arboleas

Received today this comment from Crispin Welby, which I reprint here in order to give it a better perspective. I’m not involved in any way, I’m simply passing on the message and wishing him the best of luck. ———————— Dear Mr. Jackson, Many thanks for your very valid views [see: local politics in Arboleas]. I had decided that my new Party would be silent until 2 October so now I can tell you that, YES, Continue reading Fresh new political party in Arboleas