Updated 24 July: Well, it’s been a month. And up to last month, as in the last update below, the PSOE had not only taken power nationally in Madrid, but also in the Canaries, replacing the Nationalist Coalición Canaria in power after 26 years. The Socialists had, indeed, even replaced the CC in La Laguna and Santa Cruz, two nationalist powerhouses who now have PSOE mayors – in Santa Cruz, Mayoress Patricia Hernández took power after 40 years of CC control!

That was all astonishing enough, in terms of regional and municipal politics, but now in a political earthquake, and after a month of haggling and haranguing culminating today in a vote of No Confidence in the CC, the Nationalists have also lost the Tenerife Cabildo. Carlos Alonso is no longer President of Tenerife, being replaced by the PSOE’s Pedro Martín, mayor of Guía de Isora and General Secretary of the PSOE in the Canaries.

Talk about a sweeping away of the old order! The CC have ruled the Cabildo for 32 years. The Socialists now have power in Spain, the Canaries, Tenerife, and many of its Ayuntamientos. Here is the new President of Tenerife. Pedro Martín.

Los Cristianos wine and food festival 2019

Los Cristianos wine and food festival 2019

Arona Ayuntamiento says that this year’s Los Cristianos wine and food festival will be held at the Plaza Pescadora on the Paseo Marítimo around the harbour between 12 noon and midnight on Saturday 23 November. There’ll be Canarian wine on offer with traditional tapas,...

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Christmas in Tenerife 2019-2020

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