Esther Clavero clings to public office. During the meeting that was held this Saturday, he suggested to the local executive of the PSOE leave the mayor’s office and continue as delegate councilor for European Projects and Citizen Participation, competitions that she currently leads. According to this hypothesis, he would continue as a non-released councilor, which would represent collecting the 900 euros of compensation received by councilmen who do not have exclusive dedication in the municipal government.
It is an approach that contradicts, as stated by some members of the local executive, the guidelines of the national leadership of the PSOE which, in a harsh statement issued on Friday, demanded the resignation of all public officials of this party who were vaccinated skipping the list, regardless of whether they have already been suspended from membership, as happened with Clavero.
From the national headquarters of the PSOE it was wanted to make it clear that “we do not allow this type of unsupportive attitudes” and transferred to its militants, “and especially to their public positions”, the need “to set an example and not embarrass an acronym with more than 140 years of history, who have always defended the common good above individual interests.
In addition, Clavero, who is no longer part of the local executive because the PSRM-PSOE has provisionally suspended her from militancy and ordered the constitution of a management board, proposed to carry out a popular poll so that the neighbors elect the socialist candidate who should succeed her at the head of the mayor’s office.
Sources of the executive maintain that in no case have names been spoken of to fight for the succession. But fear that Clavero’s strategy will provoke an internal split that shakes not only the foundations of the municipal government, but the future of the PSOE in Molina
Actually, after a marathon meeting of the local executive of the PSOE, the main conclusion is that he will remain in office pending events. That is, waiting for the executive of Diego Conesa to move. de During the meeting, Clavero once again defended his controversial vaccination process with similar arguments, arguing that he followed the recommendations of health professionals.
In the assembly, in which councilors from the socialist municipal group participated, there were critical voices who warned of the negative repercussions that the continuity of Clavero would have for the party and for the municipal government, if she does not renounce her act as councilor after the dust storm. media and politics that has originated by skipping vaccination protocols.
Thus, and castled in his position unless he changes his mind in the next few hours, Clavero will preside over the ordinary plenary session next Monday (08:30 a.m., online), where he will have to give explanations to all the municipal groups that have demanded that he leave the position: PP, Cs, Vox and its government partner, Podemos. The regional spokeswoman for this party, María Marín, demanded that “get to the bottom of the vaccine scandal” and granted, this Friday, a period of 24 hours for Clavero to resign and the PSOE to propose another candidate for mayor. Otherwise, Podemos assured that it would expire the government pact and leave the socialists in the minority.
In addition, it was this training that opened a new front for Esther Clavero, in this judicial case, by going to the Superior Prosecutor’s Office to file a complaint “against the mayor and the doctor who improperly vaccinated her”. Marín warned that his complaint may have “serious” legal consequences for those who have allegedly used their public office to access vaccination, earlier than their due and bypassing the protocols established by the health authorities. Depending on the severity of the damage, he said, those who have maneuvered to get vaccinated or vaccinate others with favorable treatment face fines of 3,000 to 600,000 euros.
There are many political fronts that have been demanding his resignation, not only from the opposition groups in Molina, but from the PSOE’s own national leadership. In a harsh statement, Pedro Sánchez’s party demanded the resignation of all public positions in this party who were vaccinated by skipping the list, regardless of whether they have already been suspended from membership, as has happened with Clavero.
From the national headquarters of the PSOE it was wanted to make it clear that “we do not allow this type of unsupportive attitudes” and transferred to its militants, “and especially to their public positions”, the need “to set an example and not embarrass an acronym with more than 140 years of history, who have always defended the common good above individual interests. “This type of reprehensible attitudes are very far from what our acronyms mean”, sentenced the formation led by Pedro Sánchez.
The Popular Party, which is headed in the town by José Ángel Alfonso, even suggested that it makes its seven councilors available to the PSOE in order to evict Clavero as mayor, via motion of censure, and “without conditions”, according to Alfonso el Friday at a press conference. On the other hand, this wording confirmed that municipal trackers from the Department of Health and Sports received the first dose of the vaccine, after being summoned by the Murcian Health Service, as it happened with the trackers of the Ministry of Health.