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Torrevieja Coalition Government Unlikely to Get Budget Approved

Torrevieja’s coalition council seems unlikely to get a budget passed for 2017, after the two Ciudadanos councillors,  Pilar Gómez Magán and Paqui Parra, said they would not vote for it. Their votes combined with the main opposition Partido Popular would mean that the council’s government team could only get 11 votes, as opposed to the

New Alliance Takes Over in Almoradi Council

Control of Almoradi council switched on Monday as expected with the PSOE-led authority losing control to a Partido Popular/Ciudadanos alliance, following a censure vote. The PP’s María Gómez takes over as mayor from Jaime Perez, with María Quiles of the centre Ciudadanos party becoming her deputy. The change in control happened after Ciudadanos switch their

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

End In Sight

Spain’s acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy accepted King Felipe VI’s request on Tuesday to seek Parliament’s approval to form a government and end the country’s ten months of political deadlock. Rajoy is all but guaranteed to obtain that approval either yesterday or tomorrow (Saturday) following the rival Socialist party’s decision on Sunday to stop blocking

End In Sight

The largest opposition party, the Socialist PSOE, voted on Sunday to allow Mariano Rajoy’s Partido Popular to rule as a minority government, effectively ending 10 months of stalemate. PSOE leaders decided by a majority at their meeting in Madrid to abstain when Mr Rajoy puts his PP government to an acceptance vote in Parliament. The country

You Can’t Make It Up

Partido Popular opposition councillors have called on the Pilar de la Horadada mayor Ignacio Ramos to resign, after an Elche court ruled that the Pilar council will have to pay out two point four million euro to the company involved in a cultural centre project that became a national symbol for mismanagement. In something akin to a comedy film farce,

Black Hole Of Catral

Catral’s mayor Pedro Zaplana has slammed the council’s previous Partido Popular administration for not paying legal fines and settlements when they were in charge, which is leaving the current council budgets short. Independent mayor Zaplana who leads a coalition government team said that all kinds of claims for unpaid building work dating back up to

Sanchez Showdown


The PSOE socialist party is turmoil after half the executive committee resigned on Wednesday night in a bid to force out Pedro Sánchez, raising the prospect of an end to the country’s nine-month political deadlock. The PSOE leader’s dogged refusal to allow right-wing Partido Popular to form a minority government after two inconclusive general elections

Well And Truly Binned

Torrevieja council’s plans to take over the area’s waste collection service from a private company have been scrapped, after the authority’s 2016 budget plans were voted down at a council meeting last Friday. Torrevieja mayor, José Manuel Dolón, was forced to announce an official U-turn for his “rubbish” plan on Tuesday, after opposition Partido Popular and Ciudadanos councillors vetoed the coalition government

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