Palma.—The President of the Balearic Islands, José Ramón Bauzá said yesterday that he was “not perturbed at all” by the fact that the Majorcan Socialist party (PSM) had made an official complaint about him to legal authorities for abuse of power and perversion of the course of justice.

He said, however, that he was disappointed in the fact that the left wing saw fit to resort to the law about what is essentially a political matter. “When there are no substantial arguments to be made and there is a desire to cover up bad management from the past, it is normal to fabricate accusations,” said Bauzá speaking at the start of Festival celebrating the Virgen del Pilar, the patron saint of the Guardia Civil.

Meanwhile, the judiciary in the Balearics have opened inquiries to see whether there is any criminal responsibility to be answered for by the President in the management of his private businesses and in the appointment and dismissal of a senior figure of television station IB3, namely Borja Ruperez with whom the President had had a previous commercial relationship.

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The official complaint had been lodged with the judiciary during August by Biel Barceló and Fina Santiago, representing a Majorcan Socialist coalition (PSM-Iniciativaverds-Entesa.)
In their three page claim, Barceló and Santiago are alleging evidence of abuse of power and perversion of the course of justice. The claim also makes reference to the part that Bauzá reportedly plays in the “Bauser” company and in the directorship of a pharmacy. In his declaration to Parliament, Bauzá apparently failed to report these business interests.

Meanwhile, neither the judiciary's acceptance of the official complaint or the opening of an initial inquiry means that action will be taken against President.

The complaint will either have to be heard in court or archived.

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