The Socialist Party took over the office of the mayor of the municipality of Los Santos de la Humosa in Madrid, which belongs to the Popular Party, after presenting a motion of censure against the mayor of the town, Lázaro Polo. The Socialists, with the same number of councilors as the PP, beat them thanks to a vote in favor of the motion of former Vox councilor Daniel Moreno. Six months ago, Moreno voted in favor of investing in Polo during his tenure as mayor.
With this result, Carolina Urtasun took over the power of the Los Santos de la Hermosa City Council, in addition to being the first woman to hold that position in the municipality. During the vote last Friday, the new mayor justified his party’s decision to present the motion of censure because of “bad management of public services.”
From the PP, the secretary of the municipalities of Madrid, Lucía Paniagua, criticized the action of the PSOE, scolding them for “the ability to agree with anyone,” about the former councilor of Vox who was “investigated.”. “They don’t want the municipality to improve; they just want to make sure, at their discretion, that they have access to conditions and a seat,” he said.
A decisive vote
In the last municipal elections of 2023, the Popular Party and the Socialist Party got the same number of councilors, even though the socialists got more votes. Even though they were tied, Vox managed to get a council representative, and he voted for Lázaro Polo. Daniel Moreno, despite Polo’s choice in the mayoral investiture, was unable to enter the municipality due to the refusal of celebrities to include him due to the open cases he had for alleged fraud and scam crimes.
In September, Moreno left the political party and remained a non-affiliated councilor until now. From the PSOE in Madrid, its general secretary, Marta Bernardo, assured that her party did not make “any agreement with anyone” to present the motion, in addition to repeating that they are the real winners of the local election. “I see something on the second day that will leave the game and leave the organization quickly. There is no transformism,” explained Bernardo.