The Minister of Health and PSOE candidate for Mayor of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Caroline Dariasincluded in the number 6 of his list the City Council of the capital Miguel Angel Montenegroaffiliated with the PP but who was elected in the primary process of the Socialists as an independent member to go on said candidacy, although after knowing his affiliation to the Popular Party (PP), Montenegro has decided to resign.
In relation to how these events have occurred, the general secretary of the PSOE of the Canary Islands and president of the Canary Islands, Angel Victor Torreshas qualified that after meeting “the person who was in number 6 said that he did not want to harm the PSOE, with whom he wanted to work and contribute his experience.”
Torres has exposed, in statements to journalists, that in the case of the PSOE it was from the years 2002, 2003, when Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapateroas general secretary of the socialists, regulated the issues related to affiliation.
In this way, everyone who was a member of the PSOE had to “provide a bank account, be up to date with the fees, so it is regulated in an absolutely objective manner.” Torres has pointed out that “Before it was not like that, neither in the PSOE nor in other parties”.
After the departure of Montenegro as number 6 on the Darias list, he pointed out that it will be another colleague who “will assume that responsibility”, showing himself “convinced that Carolina Darias will be the next mayor of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria».