The Socialist Party candidate, Jennifer Miranda, has been mayor of Granadilla de Abona since yesterday, thus taking over from the nationalist José Domingo Regalado. A change that has been possible thanks to the fact that Miranda was not only the head of the list with the most votes in the May 28 elections -it had already been in 2019-, but this time it had the support of the two councilors of the Popular Party that required an absolute majority, an agreement that had already been advanced last week by DIARIO DE AVISOS.
Surrounded by an atmosphere of emotion and a broad representation of supporters, both in the plenary hall and in the Town Hall square, Miranda became mayoress during the constitutive session of the municipal corporation, in which she received the support of eleven councilors Socialists and both from the Popular Party.
For his part, Regalado obtained the support of ten councilors from the Canary Islands Coalition and two from Vox, a political force that for the first time was represented in the City Council.
The new mayoress thanked the support of the 6,348 voters who gave her their confidence in the 28M elections, although she assured that it would be “from all the granadilleros and granadilleras without distinctions.” She also expressed her intention to provide the municipality with a “stable, fruitful, and transparent” government that “opens the doors to everyone.”
It should not be forgotten that the last socialist government in this municipality, led by Jaime González Cejas, ended in 2016 due to a motion of no confidence presented to him by the Canary Islands Coalition itself, despite the governance agreement that both formations had signed.
Demonstrating institutional respect, one of the mayoress’s first gestures was to give the floor to José Domingo Regalado, whom she reminded, however, that four years ago he had denied Miranda the ability to do so, despite having was the most voted candidate.
In her speech, Jennifer Miranda assured that she assumes the position with an “enormous responsibility” and thanked her members of the Popular Party for the fact that they see politics “with a will to serve and not as a simple chessboard.”
The mayoress stated that “the honor is great but the task is even greater” and thanked the support at the polls, which she assumes with “total responsibility.” He added that he will open the doors of the Administration to attend to all who need it and that he will govern from consensus and with outstretched hands to all those who make up the local corporation, in addition to asserting that “change is possible and that it has already begun in Granadilla de Abona”.
Along the same lines, the socialist spokesman, Óscar Delgado Melo, congratulated the popular councilors for making possible the “will for change” expressed by the voters.
Regalado: “It doesn’t end here”
The former mayor of Granadilla de Abona, the nationalist José Domingo Regalado, intervened yesterday during the plenary session of constitution of the municipal corporation to congratulate Jennifer Miranda for “obtaining the popular votes and the support of the Popular Party mayors”, although he launched a phrase on the air whose meaning was left to interpretation: “Everything does not end here”, stressed the councilor of the Canary Islands Coalition.
Regalado, who obtained the votes of Vox, despite being a party, a priori, strongly conservative, centralist and contrary to nationalism, assumed he had made “mistakes”, although he said he had managed in recent years with “honesty and heart ”.