Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez holidays in Mojacar

PEDRO SANCHEZ: The socialist leader (centre) in Almeria city last May.

PEDRO SANCHEZ, secretary general of the PSOE socialists, will be spending part of August in Mojacar.

Although the exact dates have not been disclosed for security reasons, this visit repeats the pattern of other years when Sanchez and his family have stayed in the town.  

The PSOE leader’s wife is known to have fallen in love with Mojacar some time ago and although the family also visit other parts of Spain each summer, they have returned every year since then.  

Sanchez, his wife and daughters will go later to Vielha in Valle de Aran (Lleida), a strategic choice with Cataluña’s September 27 elections already looming on the horizon.  Before then Sanchez has also scheduled a meeting with party leaders in Almeria province.

Ada Colau, mayor of Barcelona, will also be spending part of the summer in Almeria province, although she is bound for La Isleta del Moro in Nijar.  Again, the exact dates of her stay have been kept quiet for security reasons.

Colau’s links with the province are even closer than Sanchez’s as this is where her father Ramon Colau – an IU-Los Verdes candidate in the May elections – has lived since he retired from advertising.  

The Doñana national park is the closest that Spain’s president, Mariano Rajoy, will get to Almeria this summer.  He will spend some days at the Palacio de las Marismillas which belongs to the Spanish state and has been used by a succession of leaders – like Chequers in the UK – for rest and relaxation.

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