Magalluf in the spotlight once again.


Once more, Magalluf is proving to be easy prey for the British tabloid press (and not only the tabloids). Words such as shameless and drunkenness, references to “balconing” splashed over the pages in large type prove that the summer holiday season has well and truly started. Meanwhile, the parties of the left in Calvia, which will shortly take over the town hall administration, are finalising a pact to “attack the root of the problem”.
The British press campaign has started early this year and with force. The “Mirror”, the “Star”, the “Daily Record” have all used their front covers to denounce (or draw attention to) the chaos. “Mad Magalluf”, stated the “Mirror”; the “Star” went with “shameless” (as the “Star” consistently does); the “Record” observed that young tourists were “wasted”.
The Calvia bylaws, which came into force a few days ago, are not working in practice.
 The Partido Popular administration, which introduced them, will cease to gave any further responsibilities as of tomorrow. All the indications are, though, that tougher action by the new administration will take tougher action in order to clean up the resort’s image.  The three parties of the left, led by PSOE’s Alfonso Rodríguez, are rushing out a joint statement of measures. “We are fed up with the bad image that we are being given,” said the new councillor for the Esquerra Oberta (Open Left), who also happens to be the president of the Facua consumers’ association and to be called Alfonso Rodríguez.


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