Balearic President Francina Armengol

Balearic President Francina Armengol.

24-10-2020Majorca Daily Bulletin reporter

The President of the Balearic government, Francina Armengol, apologised for the late night drinking scandal this morning but refused to resign.

Armengol, whose career did appear to be on the rocks this week after she was spotted in a Palma bar in the early hours of the morning breaking her government's coronavirus protocols, claimed that media allegations were far from the truth. Armengol went to the bar with members of her team after a working dinner.

She alleges that they continued to discuss work over drinks in the bar. Opposition parties have been calling for Armengol's last orders and the opposition Partido Popular do believe that she will have to quit.

Armengol said that she had a drink in the bar and she was forced to stay later than expected because a member of her staff was unwell. "She is making fun of the people with an excuse that not even she believes," said a Partido Popular spokesperson.

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Roger / Hace about 1 year

A pathetic apology is no compensation...she has had days to dream up an excuse and the one she and her team have come up with is pretty lame...If her performance during working hours was better we may be prepared ignore it and forgive her....but as the lack of creativity and intellect points to her government being incapable of doing anything other than the immediate task at hand, we must question whether they are regularly tired (after too many late nights in bars!!!) or whether they really are devoid of economic and social intellect...you decide???

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MelB / Hace about 1 year

There are liars and then there are politicians!!

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Dule / Hace about 1 year

You are all just being selfish and insensitive. Can you even imagine how hard it is? Ruining economy, destroying lives, laying waste to the whole islands... It takes a toll on a woman. Be easy on Francina, will you?

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