There was a great deal of media expectation outside the High Court yesterday.


By Humphrey Carter

Palma.—The Partido Popular had a plan B, but they did not need to use it yesterday after the Balearic High Court ruled that it is not “incompatible” for the President of the Balearics, Jose Ramon Bauza, to be president and own a business, a pharmacy in Marratxi, the municipality he used to be mayor of before being elected president, and have interests in two other businesses.

Conflict of interests
The charges of  an alleged  conflict of interest were  filed  against Bauza by the opposition eco-nationalist party MES and the Balearic Socialist Party in  July of last year.
Needless to say, the opposition parties were far from happy with yesterday’s ruling and are now studying what legal option they have to lodge an appeal.
However, the Partido Popular was clearly enjoying the moment with their parliamentary spokesperson, Mabel Cabrer, calling for apologies from the opposition parties.


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