Francina Armengol (centre) in parliament on Tuesday. | Jaume Morey
Bank of Spain figures show that the Balearics debt in October was the highest ever - 9,378 million euros. The regional finance ministry, accepting that it was particularly high, says that by the end of the year it should be down to below the figure that it was at the end of 2020 - 9,120 million euros. If so, this would be only the second time that the debt has been cut in absolute terms. The other occasion was in 2018, when the year closed with a debt of 8,721 million, lower than the 8,816 million in 2017.