With the votes of the PP (Almeria), the City Council of El Ejido has approved this Thursday a motion to condemn statements of Macarena Olona (Vox candidate) during the last electoral debate in RTVE. This was in reference to the riots in Paris (France), after the last final.
The socialist municipal group has voted against Vox and Ciudadanos. After the text was partially modified at Francisco Gongora's request (PP), the motion has been approved by majority.
The spokesman for the PSOE, Jose Miguel Alarcon, has remarked how all those who followed the electoral debate on RTVA saw how Olona referred to the town of El Ejido, putting it at the feet of horses as practically a lawless city
Alarcon stated that "his own party colleagues cannot disagree". He also pointed out that this was not the right line of action to damage the image of a municipality that has been "already punished enough as El Ejido", and made remark which, in his view, "shows that he doesn't know his people or how much it has cost"
Olona, for his part, has refuted Olona’s claims of "stigmatizing El Ejido through comparing it with El Puche", although he advocated changing the text of the motion to "remove qualifications like extreme right." They are absolutely unacceptable, but it is smarter to do it this way to avoid the conviction going off on a tangent.
Gongora, confronted by the accusations against Olona made by the municipal group Cs, considered the event starring Olona "relevant" but has made reference to the fact it is a problem due to the "very significant audience" reached during the debate. He concluded that they must be condemned for the "stigmatization and deep ignorance" they display about El Ejido's reality.
For his part, the spokesman for Cs, Cecilio Paniagua, has considered that the plenary "is not the place" to address "something that happened in an electoral debate in which all the political groups were" and has considered that the socialist motion supposes "a decontextualization".
He has said that the Vox candidate's statements were "inappropriate", but he assured them that they should have received an "answer" form the "people who were present in the debate." She pointed out that it was "putting more discord, decontextualizing items and politicizing a session."
Rosa Maria Martin, the municipal spokeswoman, intervened as well. She has said that Vox had "bad intentions" and accused PSOE of acting with "premeditation, treachery." She has now transferred.