Palma.—The Majorcan Socialist (PSM) coalition has urged Partido Popular (PP) President José Ramón Bauzá to “come clean” over the Over Marketing corruption scandal in which the PP are alleged to have used hundreds of thousands of euros worth of public money for their election campaigns in 2003 and 2007.

The PSM want any money which was allegedly misappropriated by former Balearic President Jaume Matas to be returned to the regional administration.
Further implications
Jaume Matas has already been in court for separate cases of local government corruption but this most recent scandal has implicated several other senior figures in the Partido Popular including the ex Central Government delegate in the Balearics, José María Rodriguez.

PSM spokesman, Biel Barceló said in a statement yesterday that it is “very serious” that the Over Marketing case which is still being investigated by Judge José Castro has now implicated the President of the Balearic Parliament, Pere Rotger.

Barceló pointed out that this is the second case in recent years of a Balearic Parliamentary President being involved in a corruption scandal, the first being Maria Antonia Munar of the now defunct Union Mallorquina party. “Rotger will have no choice but to resign,” he said.