The Popular Party (PP) is in the midst of presenting its local candidates for the upcoming elections on May 28. However, in some municipalities of the Island it is difficult to defoliate the daisy, as, for example, in Granadilla de Abona.
Theoretically, being a municipality with more than 50,000 inhabitants -this year it goes from 21 to 27 councilors-, the election would correspond to the regional Executive (Manuel Domínguez), but everything indicates that it will be the insular one (Emilio Navarro) who decides. However, things are not clear in this important southern town. Thus, it seems that it could be Marcos González, current municipal spokesman for the Popular Party and first deputy mayor in the government team resulting from the pact signed in 2019 between the PP and the Canary Islands Coalition (CC), the one who renews as a candidate (he has been since 2015 ).
But the swell, with swells, that the PP is experiencing from El Médano to Cruz de Tea, as DIARIO DE AVISOS has learned, is confirmed by what happened recently with the election of the president of the local committee of this formation, the also councilor -charge with the blessing of Marcos González himself- Marco Antonio Rodríguez, who a group of militants has denounced for allegedly false signatures on the endorsements for that designation, something that is not fully understood, as he is the only candidate to replace Yanira González, also a mayor in the Granada Corporation and the previous local president. The fact of presiding over the party, by the way, has nothing to do with whether or not he can be the candidate for mayor, but it can be an important asset when it comes to running.
From the Popular Party, at the island level, it is stated that “the facts denounced” in Granadilla de Abona are known and that they are trying to investigate it, although it does not indicate when the candidate for the elections will be known. This wait makes many think that Marco Antonio Rodríguez is making a move to unseat him, presumably through the former leader of the party in Granadilla de Abona, Esteban González (first deputy mayor with the PP at the time that the socialist Jaime González Cejas governed, 2011- 2015).
Something similar happened in the southern municipality of Arona, where everyone was surprised that the young Fátima Lemes was finally chosen, while Águeda Fumero and Isidro López were silent.