This week the General Secretary of the Socialist Party PSOE of the Canary Islands, Angel Victor Torres gave his support to the appointment of Pedro Sanchez as Prime Minister of Spain following revelations of corruption in the PP right wing government of Mariano Rajoy.
Angel said “it was necessary to decide between honesty or to maintain a party that had been condemned for corruption.”
The local PSOE party had been celebrating in La Rosa in the Municipality of Valsequillo in Gran Canaria, and Angel said that the socialist party had done what it had to do to make this possible.
Pedro Sanchez gained success in becoming Prime Minister after achieving the support of Podemos, Compromis (Valencia), PDeCat (Catalonia), Equerra (Catalonia), the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV), EH Bildu (Basque Country) and Nueva Canarias (Canary Islands). So, the Canary Islands’ other socialist political party, Nueva Canaria, was instrumental in this rapid change of Prime Minister.
Following the investiture of the new Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, chose to make his acceptance speech without holding a Bible or a crucifix, which broke previous conventions, and so looks to be a leader who will lead the country in ways that will be different to those of Mariano Rajoy. Everyone now expects that the new Prime Minister will recognise the aspirations and needs of all regions of Spain, including the Canary Islands.
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