Tag: Partido Popular

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

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

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

Budget Blow

Torrevieja council will have to continue operating on budgets drawn up last year, after the 11 Partido Popular opposition councillors combined with the two Ciudadanos representatives to vote down the 2016 budget at last Friday’s special plenary meeting. The vote is a major blow for the coalition administration which took office in the summer of 2015.  PP

TV Ban on Bullfighting Denied

Thanks to the majority votes of the ruling Partido Popular, the culture committee in the Spanish congress has rejected proposals to ban bullfighting broadcasts on television. The motion was proposed by the Izquierda Plural and had the support of all other parliamentary groups. During the debate, the Izquierda Plural were critical of various initiatives implemented […]

Corruption Complaint

President of the Spanish Government, Mariano Rajoy, has complained that an investigation into an ex-minister and former International Monetary Fund chief over alleged fraud and money laundering is damaging to his ruling political party, the Partido Popular. Facing a tough election this year, Rajoy said that the investigation into Rodrigo Rato “particularly affects the Partido […]