It has been revealed that incriminating documents have been found in the Sevillian municipality of Huévar del Aljarafe which have revealed the Socialist Party won elections with public money.
The documents, attributed to Francisco Martín González Bejarano, who was the first deputy mayor of the Socialist Party until the last elections, reveal the purchase of votes by the PSOE in the Andalusian municipality.
Last May, the PSOE mandate, which had lasted 36 years with absolute majority in this locality, culminated and gave way to the PP government for the first time in history. During the weeks of the transfer, the acting mayor, Áurea María Borrego Moreno, put a shredder in her office to destroy thousands of documents, but it ended up burning, leaving several boxes to be shredded.
The new PP mayor prevented the total destruction of the papers by having all the locks of the offices changed as soon as she was given the keys, thus preventing the socialist councillors to access the boxes and continue with the destruction of them.
The documents show how the Sevillian socialists bought the votes through a client system. They visited house by house, knowing the ideology of the neighbours and their labour needs, offering work contracts in the Town Hall of that municipality in exchange for votes.
Some of the documents outline the plan carried out in the last municipal elections, those of 26 May 2019. This campaign was called “Plan 1,000” and refers to the way in which the PSOE would get a thousand votes, which are those needed in that town to achieve an absolute majority.