Palma.—Mariano Rajoy, the President of Spain's Partido Popular (PP) and widely tipped to be the next Spanish Prime Minister, is scheduled to visit the Balearics on 9th November to back his party's candidates in the Islands who are standing for seats in Central Government.

The news was given yesterday by Miquel Ramis, the party's General Secretary at a presentation of campaign details in the run up to the voting date of 20th November.

Political heavyweight
Speaking at a press conference, Ramis said that the 9th November has been pencilled in the diary of the leader of the Opposition for his visit to the Islands as a demonstration of his support for those in the Partido Popular who will be running for a place in the Congress or the Senate. “Austerity,” said Ramis, “is a policy that the Partido Popular have not just been talking about but also adopting in terms of the reduction of expense that is to be spared on the election campaign trail.” “The PP now has all the machinery for the run up to the elections in motion,” claimed Ramis. He announced that this coming Saturday at 6pm at the Conservatoire of Music in Palma, the formal presentation of Partido Popular candidates from the Balearic Islands will take place.

A guest speaker will be José Antonio Monago, the PP President of the region of Extremadura. There will be open discussion on how the PP aims to deal with the challenges of unemployment and economic recovery, which Ramis predicted would be well covered by the media.

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