WITH 148,673 people picking centre-right Partido Popular (PP), the party secured 50.3 per cent of the votes in
In some of the towns with large foreign communities like Mojacar, Arboleas or Gallardos there results were mixed.
With 1,106 votes Mojacar’s ruling Mayor Rosa Maria Cano secured another term with 7 of the 13 seats and 39.3 per cent of the vote, according to Spanish daily Teleprensa.
‘Union Mojaquera 10’ came in second, with 3 seats, 19.9 per cent of the vote and 559 votes. PSOE, MPSM and MPM each secured one seat at the town hall.
However, at the time of going to press the Interior Ministry, El Mundo and El Pais had the PP with 6 seats, UM10 with 3, PSOE 2, MPSM and MPM with one each. The Teleprensa article suggests the Ministry figures are wrong due to an ‘error.’
On Sunday, eight of the nine parties denounced the PP for what they believe to be a suspicious number of postal votes, according to Angel Medina from Ciudadanos Europeos.
They demanded the almost 500 postal votes – many from
Meanwhile, the Socialists won the majority in Los Gallardos (8 of 11 seats) with the PP taking the remaining 3 seats.
The PP took Garrucha, Huercal-Overa, Turre and Vera; while the PSOE had narrow wins in Albox and Carboneras.
Nationally the picture is similar, almost 23 million people cast their votes on Sunday.
The PP won a landslide victory over the ruling PSOE with 8.5 million votes, 2.2 million more than the socialists.
As a nation 66.23 per cent of the population voted, slightly more than in the 2007 election (63.97 per cent)
Online results: http://resultados2011.mir.es/