President Francina Armengol of the Balearics

The police report includes reference to the president of the Balearic government.


On Wednesday in the Balearic parliament, the leader of the opposition, Biel Company of the Partido Popular, made a veiled reference to a "very well-known" politician having been in a Palma bar at two in the morning.

His reference was to President Armengol and to an incident on October 7 when Palma police reported the Hat Bar next to the Sant Felip Neri Church for having been open beyond 1am. Under Covid regulations, all bars have to close by then.

Some witnesses say that Armengol was outside the bar when the police arrived. It is also said that officers recognised her outside the bar. The officers apparently did not ask Armengol or anyone else at the bar for identification. The report indicates that there were nine people inside.

Timed at ten minutes past two, the report includes a statement from the bar's owner. He wished to express his disagreement with the police "denuncia". He hadn't closed because there was an "authority" on the premises, namely the president of the Balearic government.

Among those to have voiced their criticism is José Ramón Bauzá, president of the Balearics between 2011 and 2015. It wasn't a case of double standards, it was "an absence of standards". He has wondered how many hours of national television time would be devoted to this matter, if "instead of the socialist president Armengol, it had been the liberal president Bauzá who had skipped the drinks' lockdown".

Former Palma mayor and now Palma councillor for culture and coordinator of Més in Mallorca, Antoni Noguera, told IB3 radio on Thursday morning that he didn't wish to offer a view about something for which he didn't have any information. It should be the "Consolat" (the government's headquarters), which responds to what was raised in parliament.


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James Davis / Hace about 1 year

and the bar tab was probably paid for by the taxpayers...."business expense"


Pedro / Hace about 1 year

Depends on whether it's true and there's denial over it. Otherwise a fine like anyone else would be issued with. The bar owner though should have closed on time regardless of who was inside.


Nigel / Hace about 1 year

In UK with a 10pm curfew she would have been arrested after 1pm! But only to be expected, like the Scottish MP whose excuse is the virus does funny things to you!


Roger / Hace about 1 year

Ah!! your lack of intelligent leadership during daylight hours may be because of your late night activities (legal or illegal)...whichever ever it is, and that question we will leave unanswered, you are as good or bad as every other politician throughout the world who thinks that he or she is better than everyone else, better than their electorate, and beyond reproach!!....Go home, consider your future,,,and given your ideology ..stay here....if a 'so-called' political leader cannot do the right thing at the tight time on a small island like Mallorca you are a waste of space and effort...don't waste the time of those who have creativity and social respect.


Dule / Hace about 1 year

Is anyone realy surprised by this? Francina as most of these leftist politicians should get of her high horse. This is getting tiring, being constantly scolded by politicians incapable to lead by example.


John Parkinson / Hace about 1 year

Welcome to the British Way.In the UK we have numerous instances of politicians,scientists,political advisors,politicians family members ,footballers,ignoring the rules With no action being taken.It will never change,blame the young ,isolate the old and let the privileged carry on!


Ang / Hace about 1 year

Do as I say, not as I do.