Friday, January 21

The Government of Móstoles in the air, with the mayor and her accused councilors

The municipal government of Móstoles is reeling. Ciudadanos has decided to “lead and promote” a motion of censure against the current socialist team headed by Noelia Posse. The spokesman for Ciudadanos, José Antonio Luelmo, has announced that the local party will initiate a round of contacts considering that the situation in which the City Council finds itself is “unsustainable and intolerable.” “We are obliged to make this decision out of responsibility, so that the people of Mosto to regain stability, opening the dialogue between the formations that guarantees a Government at the height of the needs of Mostoles,” he declared this Friday.

The reason for the motion is derived from the procedural situation in which the mayor and the rest of the members that made up the local Government Board are found after the investigating judge number 1 of Móstoles has cited them as being investigated by the alleged commission of a crime of embezzlement and another continued of prevarication in relation to the cancellation of a debt of 2.4 million euros to an ITV company.

Currently, the municipal government has 12 councilors, 10 from the PSOE and 2 from Podemos, so that in order for the motion to go ahead, the rest of the councilors will be needed, the 3 from Cs, plus the 6 from the PP, 2 from Más Madrid Ganar Móstoles , 2 from Vox and from the non-attached councilors, in this case there are two that split from Ciudadanos.

In the ruling, dated November 29, the instructor agrees to summon those investigated on February 16 and 28. The deputy mayor, David Muñoz, will do it first; the Councilor for Employment; Rebeca Prieto; the Councilor for Culture, Alejandro Martín; and the mayor of Urbanism María Luisa Ruíz.

On February 28, the Councilor for Equality María Dolores Triviño, the former Urban Planning Councilor Beatriz Benavides and the Councilor for Education Natividad Gómez will parade before the judge. All, except for one of them, continue to be part of the local government.

The summons came after the mayor of Móstoles, Noelia Posse, declared that the case was being investigated on November 18, an accusation that she then attributed to “a political complaint”, saying that she was “very calm” and showing her confidence in Justice.

The Treasurer of the City Council and the then Councilor for the Treasury, Aitor Perlines, were also cited as being investigated, on whom in her statement the mayor “discharged responsibility” stated that it was an initiative of the councilor and that the urgency was also processed by the mayor , according to sources of the accusation told Europa Press.

The complaint, filed by Más Madrid Ganar Móstoles (MMGM), and admitted for processing in April, is based on the fact that the collection of public debt was “forgiven” from a company that would not have satisfied the rates that imply the use of public land for develop its activity in the locality.

The Citizens’ spokesman believes that all these events “are serious enough” for the mayor to have already resigned, so he has again demanded the secretary general of the PSOE-M, Juan Lobato, “to put an end to the degradation of the image of this Town Hall “. He has also addressed Lobato, as well as the leader of Más Madrid, Mónica García, and the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso (PP), urging them “to speak out and put an end to this unfortunate situation.”

However, the socialist councilor refuses to resign. Posse assured yesterday, Thursday, that no one is going to resign because their actions “conform to the law and legality.” In an interview on Cadena Ser, he admitted that he has not spoken with the general secretary of the PSOE-M, Juan Lobato, about his paternity leave but that he is “in permanent contact with the party.”

However, the PSOE-M has already received the documentation of the current councilors of the City Council affected and cited as being investigated for the alleged commission of a crime of embezzlement and another continued prevarication and has announced that they will monitor the procedural evolution and the they will inform the Ethics Commission.

“At this time, there is no open oral trial against the councilors. Once those affected come to testify next February, the judge will decide to archive the case or carry out new actions,” he said in a statement the secretary of organization of the PSOE-M, Marta Bernardo. As they add, the party will act “clearly, forcefully and with the utmost rigor, in the event that some of the circumstances in which said code establishes that the party must act occur.”