It is clear that the opposition groups in Bigastro are in a position to outvote the governing PP group on every proposal by sheer weight of numbers. Although Aurelio Murcia agreed with the PP proposal to award the contract for the pool and restaurant at La Pedera, both he and the socialists voted against it. Even with two PSOE councillors missing, they still won the day 6 votes to 5.
Murcia says that, even though he had asked for meetings to be held in the afternoon because he has to work now, the meeting was scheduled for 9:30am. Both he and Raúl Valerio Medina for the socialists say that, whilst the present mayor shows such intransigence and remains out of touch, they will vote against her.
Voting against proposals that they agree with might seem to be crazy but that is the name of the game now in Bigastro politics.