The current Speaker of Parliament, Margalida Duran, was presented as the PP’s candidate for Mayor of Palma yesterday afternoon.
Palma.—The announcement was made hardly 24 hours after Mayor Mateo Isern declared that he is not going to stand for reelection because he can not rely on the full support of his party.
Although, the full reasons behind his decision, as the Bulletin reported yesterday, remain to be revealed.
Duran has been the favourite to replace Isern for the past few weeks and it appears that she will be the only candidate and will have the full backing of the Partido Popular.
The decision to put Duran forward as the candidate is a the result of a deal reached between the President of the Palma branch of the Partido Popular, Jose Maria Rodriguez, and the President of the Balearics, Jose Ramon Bauza. PP sources have revealed that they wanted a solid candidate who is highly valued and appreciated by the party and is not going to cause any personal problems.
The Palma branch of the PPcurrently has 6,000 paid up members and Duran has vowed to work hard on behalf of the party and the people of Palma.