Tagged: Partido Popular

Ex-Councillor from Pilar de la Horadada Found Guilty of Bribery

A leading ex-councillor in Pilar de la Horadada has been given a two-year jail sentence, after the Provincial Court in Elche found him guilty of bribery after he tried to force a businessman to give him a car worth up to 30 thousand euro in exchange for a municipal contract. Pilar’s former Partido Popular health

President of Murcia Regional Government Quits Amid Corruption Links

Murcia’s under-fire regional government president, Pedro Antonio Sánchez, quit on Tuesday after realising that he had no chance of winning a censure vote in parliament this week. Antonio Sánchez of the Partido Popular, who is facing two separate corruption probes, lost the support of the centrist-Ciudadanos party a few weeks ago over his corruption links,

Torrevieja Council Inherited ‘Financial disaster’ from PP

Torrevieja’s finance councillor, José Hurtado, says that the coalition authority inherited what he described as a “financial disaster” when they took over from the Partido Popular in the summer of 2015.   Hurtado claims that council budgets have been hamstrung by previous late payments and interest provisions, which has meant that the authority has had to cough up nine

Six Torrevieja Opposition Councillors to Pay Back 33,000 Euro in Overpaid Allowances They Didn’t Mention

Six opposition Partido Popular councillors on Torrevieja council will have to pay back a total over 33 thousand euro in overpaid allowances that had accumulated over 16 months.   Torrevieja Mayor, José Manuel Dolón, said that the overpayments were down to a clerical error, and had run until last December, which means that each of

Torrevieja Municipal Theatre to Reopen Very Soon

Torrevieja’s Municipal Theatre could be reopened in a few weeks’ time, having been closed for the last 18 months over safety concerns. Work has eventually started inside the building, with Mayor José Manuel Dolón saying that project will allow a safety license and appropriate certification to be granted by the Valencian Government. In September 2016,

Torrevieja Budget Looks Set to be Approved

Torrevieja’s coalition council seems almost certain to get the 2017 budget passed, just days after the two Ciudadanos councillors, Pilar Gómez Magán and Paqui Parra changed their minds on voting it down. The current government team would now get 14 votes, as opposed to the Partido Popular opposition only able to muster 11 votes.   Last

San Fulgencio Risiculous Rubbish

San Fulgencio council has been ordered by Madrid officials to suspend the tender for the municipality’s rubbish disposal and street cleaning contract, after two applicants complained about the specifications of the contract. Now the council, under the Partido Popular mayor, Carlos Ramiréz (pictured), has opted to restart the whole tender process, with the authority claiming

Local Mayor Accused of Changing Plans so the CV-912 Wouldn’t Pass by His House

Rafal’s Mayor, Manuel Pineda, is looking at legal action after an opposition politician accused him of changing plans for the town’s CV-912 bypass, so that the route would not go by his house. Pineda, of the socialist PSOE party says that lawyers are looking into the accusations made by María Dolores Navarro of the Partido

Battle to Become New Leader of the PSOE Party Commences

The former socialist leader in the Basque region, Patxi López, has become the first person to throw his hat into the ring to take over the national leadership of the PSOE. López has called for a “return to the basics of socialism” and a hard line against the Partido Popular government. It’s been a bad

Torrevieja Theatre to Open “as Soon as Possible” Says Town Hall

Torrevieja’s Teatro Municipal will open “as soon as possible”, according to Councillor José Hurtado, after it was shut down 18 months ago over safety concerns. Despite hopeful predictions from the council that the facility would reopen last summer, nothing happened as a dispute ensued with the architect, in addition to claims that the auditorium had

Torrevieja Bollards Banished

Controversial bollards on Torrevieja’s Calle Caballero de Rodas and in adjacent streets that saw mayor, José Manuel Dolón, suffer a series of punctured tyres in 2015, are being removed by the council. The bollards were put in place seven years ago by the previous Partido Popular administration, with a number of vehicles suffering punctures and

All Change in Almoradi Politics

It’s almost certainly all-change for Almoradi council this Monday, with the Partido Popular set to regain control of the authority, which it lost in the May 2015 local elections. The right of centre PP, with the help of the Ciudadanos centrist party, has put forward a censure motion over the socialist PSOE-led administration under mayor Jaime

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