The week that was
When one thinks about it, Majorca is something of a doughnut anyway. Most of the population and development is on the coast, while there is comparatively little in the centre.
The Magalluf "prostitute" protests continued; tourists were damaging police vehicles; traffic saturation was being addressed; Mariano Rajoy resigned; and a boat was for rent.
Rajoy departed by saying it had been an honour to have created a better Spain.
The Gürtel judgement "makes it unfeasible for the Partido Popular to govern".
The Partido Popular has been fined and Mariano Rajoy's credibility has been questioned by the Audiencia Nacional court.
People who oppose tourists are acting out of "ideological rage" and are unable to recognise reality.
David Abril: "That the PP comes here to Palma to defend the unity of Spain simply seems to me to be a provocation."
Another and far bigger demonstration in support of the Catalonia referendum is due to take place on Friday next week.
"I don't know if one needs to have a poster saying 'Welcome, Mister Tourist', but what one cannot do is bash tourists who enable many Spaniards to work."
Rajoy will be the first Spanish prime minister to appear in court.
"To be sentenced to six and eight years in prison and to not enter prison for now is not normal."
"I hope they at least let the party that won take office even though it would do so in difficult circumstances."
Spain's caretaker prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, said yesterday he would reach out to rivals in a bid to quickly form a government after his conservative party strengthened its lead in elections on Sunday, though still far short of a majority.
“This coalition would respect the will of the people. The first and the second (parties) plus, if we like, the fourth," suggested Rajoy.
Tourism, Rajoy observed, is a model that exemplifies the improvement in the Spanish economy in recent years.
It is the most uncertain general election in Spain's post-Franco democratic era.
Leading Spanish politicians, a prominent return and an alleged affair involving a prominent figure in Majorca's society. Some of the stories from the week in the Bulletin.