Tagged: PP

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 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

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

Orihuela Government to Increase Salaries

Following last Tuesday´s late announcement that the Partido Popular and the Ciudadanos in Orihuela have come to an agreement to support the government as a majority, they are now able to get on with the job in hand, with their first priority being an increase in their own salaries. They will now award themselves a […]

The New Political Faces of Orihuela

The new Partido Popular mayor of Orihuela, Emilio Bascuñana, has this week announced the roles his government team will play during this next administrative person. Despite the Partido Popular ruling Orihuela for many years before being ousted by the coalition in the last elections four years ago, many of the names and faces in the […]

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 […]

Torrevieja PSOE Head Resigns

In a press conference on Wednesday, leader of he Psoe in Torrevieja, Ángel Sáez, has announced his resignation. The Psoe failed to topple the PP government in Sunday’s election, only managing to gain 4 seats, despite the PP losing their Read More …


The recent autonomous elections in the Valencian Community were a disaster waiting to happen for the ruling Partido Popular, as the party and its senior representatives had been racked with corruption charges. In almost every instant the ultimate outco…


As a unique chapter in the history of Orihuela is about to come to a close, it is a time of reflection for those who will be leaving the political battlefield.
Whereas some of those staying may well find themselves ousted by a new wave of politicians…


Some 200,000 pilgrims joined in the annual walk to the Santa Faz monastery this week, joining what Regional President of Valencia, Alberto Fabra, described last year as a sign of “unity and strength” as there is nothing that can stop &ldquo…