Més per Mallorca

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Més per Mallorca
Secretary-GeneralDavid Abril
Bel Busquets
Founded2010
24 October 2013
Merger ofSocialist Party of Majorca
IniciativaVerds
Entesa per Mallorca
Bloc per Felanitx
IdeologyDemocratic socialism
Green politics
Left-wing nationalism
Catalanism
Political positionLeft-wing
Congreso de los Diputados (Balearic seats)
0 / 8
Spanish Senate (Balearic seats)
1 / 7
Balearic Parliament (Mallorcan seats)
4 / 33
Council of Majorca
4 / 33
Mayors in Majorca[1]
7 / 54
Municipality councilors[a]
118 / 925
Website
www.mespermallorca.cat

Més per Mallorca (English: More for Majorca, MÉS)[2] is a Majorcan political coalition formed by Socialist Party of Majorca (PSM), IniciativaVerds (IV) and Entesa per Mallorca (ExM), as well as some small independent, local parties around the island. It was created in 2010 by the PSM, Left Initiative (Iniciativa) and The Greens (EV) under the name PSM–Iniciativa–Verds. After the merger of Iniciativa and EV into IV in 2010, and with the incorporation of ExM in 2011, it was renamed as PSM–IniciativaVerds–Entesa. In 2013, the current name was adopted.

History[edit]

PSM–Iniciativa–Verds was created as an electoral coalition in an effort to unite the ecologist and left Majorcan nationalist political organisations under a common platform after the dissolution of the Bloc for Majorca (Bloc). In summer 2010, an electoral coalition between the PSM, Iniciativa and EV was established to run the 2011 regional election. In November 2010, Iniciativa and EV merged to become IV, and in early 2011 ExM joined the coalition, renaming it to PSM–IV–Entesa.

At the 2011 regional election the coalition received 36,149 votes, which translated to four seats in the Parliament of the Balearic Islands. Additionally, it obtained four seats in the Council of Majorca, and three seats in the Palma City Council.

On 2 February 2013, the members of the coalition's three member parties gathered in an open assembly and decided to take the coalition a step further, adopting a "call document" as well as the current name Més per Mallorca. On 26 October 2013, coalition members participated in another assembly where a set of Operating Rules were adopted and an executive commission was elected, with Biel Barceló (PSM) as general coordinator and co-spokesperson, and Fina Santiago (IV) as co-spokesperson.

On 24 May 2015 the coalition got the greatest historical result by any of its member parties in the regional election, receiving 59,069 votes (14%) and 6 out of the 33 seats in the Mallorca electoral district.[3]

In April 2016, David Abril (IV) and Bel Busquets (PSM) were elected co-spokespersons.[4]

In March 2017, a fraudulent contract to the campaign manager of Més made by Barceló, Vice President of the Government, appeared in the media.[5] This fact created a crisis in the Government and ended up with the resignation of the Regional Minister of Transparency, Ruth Mateu, and the withdrawal of her party, More for Menorca, from the Government,[6] although remaining as an outer supporter.[7] In December 2017, Barceló was accused of accepting a personal travel as a gift. This fact, along with controversies and internal disputes since March, made him resign as Vice President and Regional Minister of Tourism,[8][9] being relieved by Busquets.[10]

In June 2018, Miquel Ensenyat (PSM), president of the Island Council of Majorca, won Més primaries over Santiago, Regional Minister of Social Services, thus becoming its candidate for the 2019 regional election.[11]

Member parties[edit]

Electoral performance[edit]

Parliament of the Balearic Islands[edit]

Date Votes Seats Status Size
# % ±pp # ±
2015 59,617 13.8% +5.2 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg2 Government 4th

Island Council of Majorca[edit]

Date Votes Seats Status Size
# % ±pp # ±
2015 59,992 17.3% +6.8 Green Arrow Up Darker.svg2 Government 3rd

Cortes Generales[edit]

Balearic Islands[edit]

Congress of Deputies
Date Votes Seats Size
# % ±pp # ±
2015 33,877 7.0% –0.2 Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 5th
2016 118,082 25.4% N/A Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 *
2019 25,384 4.9% N/A Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 **
 
Senate
Date Seats Size
# ±
2015 Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 5th
2016 Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 *
2019 Arrow Blue Right 001.svg0 **

References[edit]

  1. ^ MAPA | Radiografía del nuevo poder municipal: consulta los nombres de todos los alcaldes y alcaldesas de España. eldiario.es.
  2. ^ Ross, C., Richardson, B., Sangrador-Vegas, B. (2016) Contemporary Spain, p. 107 ISBN 978-0415747882
  3. ^ Govern de les Illes Balears. Resultats totals.
  4. ^ "David Abril y Bel Busquets, nuevos coportavoces de MÉS per Mallorca". Europa Press (in Spanish). 16 April 2016. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Fuerte malestar en Més al enterarse del contrato de Barceló a su jefe de campaña". Diario de Mallorca (in Spanish). 28 March 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  6. ^ "MÉS per Menorca decide salir del Govern". Última Hora (in Spanish). 31 March 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Més per Menorca asegura que "no dejará en minoría al Govern balear"". Diario de Mallorca (in Spanish). 28 March 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Barceló cae tras perder el apoyo de Més y de Armengol por sus vacaciones pagadas al Caribe". Diario de Mallorca (in Spanish). 13 December 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  9. ^ "Una crisi MÉS". Ara Balears (in Catalan). 13 December 2017. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Bel Busquets jura el cargo y releva a Biel Barceló en la vicepresidencia del Govern". Ara Balears (in Catalan). 18 December 2017. Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  11. ^ "Ensenyat barre a Fina Santiago y será el candidato de Més en 2019". Diario de Mallorca (in Spanish). 10 June 2018. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  1. ^ All Més-APIB and APIB lists. Excluding coalitions.