TENERIFE, May 25. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The PSOE of Arona (Tenerife) has demanded this Thursday from the opposition “the provision of real evidence and the opening of an investigation and not statements in a press release” in the alleged purchase of votes for the May 28 elections that the Coalition Canarias, PP and Más Por Arona have denounced.
As reported by the three opposition parties, the denounced facts stem from a conversation in a private WhatsApp group for sports activities in which one of the participants is currently a trusted position of the PSOE mayor, José Julián Mena.
In a statement, the Socialist Party of Arona has rejected “the level of dirt and despair that is characterizing the electoral campaign in the municipality” where, in its opinion, “the minimum democratic guarantees are not being respected” with “the massive sending of false news, accusations in the media, insults, harassment, false surveys, the presentation of anonymous letters and attribution of crimes to relatives of the socialist candidate, as well as the harassment of extreme right-wing media”.
On this point, the PSOE has criticized the communiqué of the three opposition parties in which they affirm that the Socialists are buying votes, “something that this formation categorically denies and demands a rectification, since these are statements made without foundation and for free”.
In the opinion of the Socialists, “it is not enough to want to alter the result of the polls and an alleged screenshot to make an accusation of this type, but it is absolutely essential to open an investigation and provide evidence” .
From the PSOE they have assured that the pertinent legal measures will be taken and the rest of the parties and candidates have been required to campaign “from the cleanliness and respecting the contrast of projects, not with false accusations to get headlines and space in the media “.
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