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Politics & People news & information for Murcia region/province

Murcia is 'pioneer' in eradicating politicians' diplomatic immunity
Politics Thu, Apr 27, 2017

Murcia is 'pioneer' in eradicating politicians'...

MURCIA has become the first region in Spain to wipe out politician's diplomatic immunity with almost unanimous support from all sides. Royalty and high-ranking ministers and presidents 'enjoy' a separate...

Murcia regional president faces opposition takeover following corruption trial
Politics Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Murcia regional president faces opposition takeover...

MURCIA'S regional president will be ousted by the opposition through a no-confidence vote following his investigation in a corruption case. The PP president Pedro Antonio Sánchez – not to be confused with former...

Murcia presidents can only stand twice
Politics Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Murcia presidents can only stand twice

MURCIA regional government has decided to limit its leaders' time in office to a maximum of two electoral periods. This means that if a regional president has already been elected twice, he or she cannot run for the...

Murcia regional president Valcárcel resigns
Politics Thu, Apr 3, 2014

Murcia regional president Valcárcel resigns

MURCIA'S regional government president Ramón Luis Valcárcel has resigned after 19 years in office in order to run for the European elections. Valcárcel (PP) will stand for European Parliament on May 25 and says...

Mayor of Lorca hospitalised with stress
Politics Fri, Oct 5, 2012

Mayor of Lorca hospitalised with stress

The mayor of Lorca, Francisco Jódar, was taken into hospital last night suffering with stress. Although his condition is not serious, he has been ordered to stay on bed rest for several days. Deputy mayor, Francisco...

San Javier's ex-mayor arrested in tax fraud investigations
Politics Tue, Jun 29, 2010

San Javier's ex-mayor arrested in tax fraud...

FORMER mayor of San Javier (Murcia) José Hernández has been arrested along with three others for suspected tax fraud. According to the high court of justice, Guardia Civil officers made the arrests this morning after...

PP 'land-grab' mayor remanded without bail
Politics Mon, Dec 3, 2007

PP 'land-grab' mayor remanded without bail

Totana judge, María Asunción Navarro, has remanded mayor José Martínez Andreo (PP) in custody without bail following a marathon preliminary hearing that started at 8am yesterday morning and finished today at 2am....

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