I don't know if past Balearic presidents took their lead from US presidents but it always struck me that they were rather over-protected. The Balearic president would have at least two security officers with him and he travelled in a vehicle which was specially protected. Yes, we are talking about the regional leader of the Balearic Islands not the president of the United States. So it was quite refreshing this week when I spotted the current Balearic president, Francina Armengol, walking to her office in the centre of Palma. There was not a security guard in sight and basically she looked like any other local resident on her way to work. It appears that Armengol has scaled back on security and if she can walk rather than taking the official car, then so much the better. Full marks to her. I wish other local politicians would take note. The Balearic president should have an official vehicle but all the others should walk, take the bus or get on their bike. They should be setting an example.


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Tomeu / Hace over 3 years

They only can do that if people are educated and respect them when they are going to work. Another thing to think about it, is if we want our politic leaders wasting their time in going and coming to work when there is a lot of to do. Probably Armengol would have to be one of the busiest person in Balearics. But seems she's not!


Sean Dobson / Hace over 3 years

As an example of how to become a target for terrorists and everyone who thinks that they,their family or friends are suffering because of government policies or just any crackpot who takes into their heads to attack them.?


Sean Dobson / Hace over 3 years

An example of what,How to become an easy target for terrorists.?


keith / Hace over 3 years

Jaume Matas . I thought he was a good Balearic president . if only he took your advice . then again I'm sure he has just done deal with the prosecution for Tuesday . cant trust any of them .