Palma.—With all of Majorca's new mayors sworn in over the weekend, all that remains is for the Partido Popular's Jose Ramon Bauza to take over as the new President of the Balearics. That will take place this Saturday evening at a ceremony which is going to be attended by the leader of the Partido Popular nationwide, Mariano Rajoy, who is currently tipped to become Spain's next Prime Minister after the PP landslide victory at the local and regional elections across Spain last month.

In Majorca, the colour of the political spectrum has only changed slightly since May 22. A total of 39 Partido Partido candidates were the most voted in their municipalities, but some failed to win absolute majorities and after three weeks of political negotiations with various opposition parties, the PP lost overall control of nine municipalities. However, as the maps clearly show above, Majorca remains predominantly Partido Popular blue.

Coalitions
In Campos, Sant Llorenç and Son Servera, despite winning the most votes, the Partido Popular were pushed back into opposition while in Santa Maria, the PSM Majorcan Nationalist Party was forced into a coalition to remain in power.

But, what the final political spectrum does show is just how punished the PSOE Socialist Party was in Majorca.
From having struggled to lead a disenfranchised coalition government, Palma City Council and Council of Majorca for the past four years, the PSOE has ended up with only five mayors.

The party has in fact been beaten into third place by the newly formed Convergència per les Illes (CxI) which has a total of eight mayors.
And the party created by former members of the now defunct Majorcan Unionist Party, was the most voted party in four municipalities, the other four mayors are the results of local coalitions, one of those being Valldemossa at the expense of the PP.

But, the PP certainly have no grounds for compliant and this morning, the investiture of Jose Ramon Bauza as the new President will begin in Parliament.

Starting at 11am, Bauza will spell out his political programme for the next four years.
Tomorrow, it will be the turn of the opposition party spokespeople to respond and the session will draw to a close with Balearic Members of Parliament voting in favour or against Bauza becoming the new President.

But, having won a majority in parliament with 35 MPs from across the Balearics, the vote will be more of a formality.
However, it will not be until Saturday evening that Bauza will be officially sworn in as President at the Consolat de Mar government headquarters.

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