Prime Minister Sánchez speaks in Benalmadena

Pedro Sánchez and Teresa Ribera on the campaign trail Credit: PSOE Spain

With literally a few days to go before the European Elections take place on Sunday June 9, politicians have targeted the Costa del Sol for last minute campaigning.

Worries about possible clash with Vox

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez had planned to appear with Minister Teresa Ribera and former Mayor of Sevilla, Senator Juan Espadas at a rally in Malaga City on Wednesday June 5.

His advisors however decided that as it would potentially clash with a nearby campaign meeting being held by Vox leader Santiago Abascal that it would be better to move the venue to Benalmadena.

So in the early evening of June 5, the three politicians arrived at the Los Nadales fairgrounds in the knowledge that the coast from Malaga City to Estepona is a Partido Popular stronghold as is the Junta de Andalucia so they weren’t going to be preaching to the converted.

They would also have been aware that current PP leader in the European Parliament Dolors Montserrat had the previous week spoken to committed party members at Olivia’s Restaurant in La Cala de Mijas.

61 MEPS will represent Spain

For this election the number of MEPs overall has been increased to 720  of which 61 will represent Spain which is an increase of two from the last election in 2019 where the PSOE gained 20 seats and the PP 12 but to a great extent MEPs tend to vote with European colleagues than on a country basis.

Reporters in place

Due to time restraints as the paper needed go to press before the meeting took place, it was only possible to give an outline of the events surrounding the visit of Prime Minister Sánchez but with reporters in place in Benalmadena we will publish a full report covering  the matters raised by the three PSOE politicians on this website.

The following day Thursday), another colleague of Sánchez, Minister Yolanda Diaz arrives in Malaga City although not promoting the PSOE but the more left wing Sumar Party which she has created whilst earlier on the same day, former Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias  will visit to rally Podemos supporters.

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development. Share your story with us by emailing, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page