The agreement for the governance, economic revitalization and social cohesion of Tacoronte that Nueva Canarias (NC), the PSOE and Sí se can (SSP) signed in June 2019 to form a stable and progressive majority in the municipality, has suffered several ups and downs in the middle of the mandate, coinciding with the change of Mayor’s Office that today has not been possible and everything indicates that it will not finally be done.
In this pact, the signing parties established 11 Councils, 5 managed by the PSOE, 4 by NC and 2 by SSP, proportional to the number of representatives obtained in the last municipal elections. The truth is that the expulsion from the socialist ranks of the councilors Carlos Medina and Sandra Ramos (who since June have belonged to the non-affiliated group) for having disobeyed the orders of their party to agree with Ciudadanos (Cs), and the resignation of the act last Thursday “for personal reasons” by Carmen Dorta, who presented herself as an independent on the PSOE list, has complicated the municipal organization chart.
It must be borne in mind that the municipal Executive – but also the PSOE – has two fewer councilors. Everything points to the fact that in the October plenary session, María Sandra Izquierdo, number seven on the list of the Socialists, joins, replacing Dorta.
Waiting for the PSOE
The areas that correspond to this last political force have been directly assumed by the mayor, José Daniel Díaz (NC), pending the meeting of the Monitoring Commission or Pact Table, composed of three people from each political force, and the PSOE redistribute again the powers that correspond to it in the government.
Since then, in addition to the Mayor’s Office and the areas that were within its competence such as Human Resources, Personnel, Communication and Social Services, the president has been in charge of Finance, Contracting and Commerce, Water and Sanitation, Works, Public Lighting, and Culture and Festivities. .
In two years of mandate, the Table of the Pact has met between four and five occasions, confirms the mayor, two of them last June, motivated by the expulsion of Ramos and Medina.
According to the signed agreement, the Socialists, and specifically, Carlos Medina, would occupy the seat of the Mayor’s Office for the last two years of government, a point that cannot be fulfilled. To do this, Díaz must resign from the position and convene an extraordinary plenary session, similar to the act of incorporation of the Corporation, in which the person elected must obtain an absolute majority of the Plenary (eleven votes) and currently, there is no councilor who has them .