Rumours are starting about whether Susana Diaz, the leader of the PSOE in Andalusia, is going to be forced out this year. Several of the large beasts of the party in the region are opening talking about the need for “regeneration” and a “new generation”. The money seems to be on Juan Espadas (mayor of Seville) as new leader. Diaz was the regional President until she lost office in the last elections. She has since Continue reading Susana Díaz on the way out?
The PSOE have held their internal elections to elect a new leader and the party has chosen… Pedro Sánchez. Again. Against the wishes of the leadership. Who was the leader of the PSOE until he was forced out last year by the party leadership, resulting in this election. Which he seems to have won by a very comfortable margin, beating our very own Susana (President of Andalucia) and Patxi López (President of somewhere oop north). Continue reading The PSOE elect a new leader – who happens to be the old leader….
The receptionist at the Turre medical centre is off for a couple of months, and so a substitute must be found. This happens to be the responsibility of the council. So Mayor Martin was somewhat surprised to discover – after a plenary meeting in which the subject wasn’t raised – that instead of normal procedures being followed, the name of the ex-Mayor of Turre Jose Navarro had been put forward as a “done deal”. In Continue reading Strange staffing at Turre medical centre
Susana Diaz, President Elect of Andalucia and leader of the PSOE in the region, has faced up to the fact that none of the other parties will support her taking charge here without serious concessions being given – mainly in transparency and anti-corruption measures, which her party don’t seem too keen on – and so she will give her investiture one last try before calling for new elections. Her party is believed to have been Continue reading PSOE says one more try at Diaz’s investiture, then regional elections
The small town of Albanchez, in the mountains above Almería, has had a draw declared in its municipal election last Sunday and so the Mayor will be decided by the toss of a coin. The PSOE and the ALpAL parties both got 238 votes. The PP, surprisingly, only got one vote, despite having presented a full list of councillors. It seems the local PP party had an internal split before the last elections and most Continue reading Albanchez Mayor to be decided by coin spin
The Mayor of Turre, Arturo Grima, has been allegedly caught out by the opposition PSOE party in a postal vote scam. According to a complaint filed today with the electoral board and the Guardia Civil by the PSOE, they not only have witnesses who say they were approached by Grima with offers to buy their postal votes, but they also have pictures of Grima posting some 80 votes in the Mojácar post office. The PSOE Continue reading Arturo Grima caught in alleged postal vote fraud
The Mayor of Albox has been denied the travel compensation of €7,000 he asked for, as he had been using his official car. Rogelio Mena (PSOE), who is also a local MP, had put in travel expenses for the last three years. However, an internal investigation by the Junta discovered he always used his official Audi for these trips, instead of a personal vehicle. Rogelio asked for €4.000 for trips between Albox and Almería, and Continue reading Albox mayor asked for expenses despite using his official car
So Arturo Grima (PP) and Martin Morales (Somos Turre) went head to head in a debate live on Radio Actualidad last week. During their introductions, Arturo Grima went off on a wild rant about previous administrations and said that the previous PSOE administrators of the town had stolen from the town… a strong word which I use intentionally, and have used in the past. He then went on to say the previous PSOE lot had Continue reading Turre PSOE demand public apology from Mayor Grima after he called them “thieves”
So the big idea of the Mojácar PSOE to attract more tourists to the town? Walt fecking Disney again. The whole Walt Disney thing just makes me depressed. It really does. He had nothing to do with the town (Lenox Napier can tell you how the whole sordid lie was cooked up in the 70’s) but still we return to him like the Kastom people pray to Prince Phillip in the hope he’ll send them Continue reading Pigging dogs, the Mojácar PSOE promise to make Walt Disney central to the town
The financial crimes unit of the Guardia Civil have levied charges against José Luis Sánchez Teruel, sec gen of the PSOE in Almería, claiming that he illegally siphoned off taxpayers money at least five times whilst Andalusian secretary of the environment between 2008-2009 via fake contracts. A Judge must now rule on whether or not to formally charge José ahead of a full trial. A 200 page police report shows how José, along with some Continue reading Provincial PSOE boss charged in corruption case by Guardia Civil