A SERIES of consultations are to be held in Mallorca in late March and April to gauge public opinion on whether people prefer the Monarchy or republic.
The meetings are being organised by several political groups which claim they want establish a ‘democratic model of state’, and the only way to do so is to ask the public what it wants.
The ‘collective parties’ are Alternativa per Arta, Assemblea Popular de Porreres, Ateneu Popular d’Esporles, L’Ateneu de Pollença, La Valldemossa that Volem, S’Ateneu de Santa Margalida and Unio d’Independents d’Arta.
A statement reads: “The signatory collectives believe that the citizens of the Spanish State have the right to be consulted on what model of state we want.”
It adds that the consultations ‘seek to make visible and put on the table the question of the state model, an issue that for many years since the Spanish Constitution was voted in 1978, strives to keep out of the public debate’.
The sessions, open to those over 16, will be held on March 30 and 31 in Valldemossa and on April 6 and 7 in Artà, Esporles, Pollença, Porreres and Santa Margalida. Further details will be released within the next week.