Eduard Gisbert, reelegit alcalde del Masnou
En una solemne cerimònia, Eduard Gisbert ha estat reelegit com a alcalde del Masnou, amb els vots del PSC i d'ICV EUiA. Els regidors i regidores de CiU i PP van donar suport a les seves candidatures, mentre que ERC, fins ara al Govern d'esquerres, va votar en blanc.
In a solemn ceremony, Eduard Gisbert has been reelected as the mayor of El Masnou, with the votes of the PSC (socialists) and ICV EUiA (the “greens” or eco-socialists.) The council members of the CiU (center-right nationalist) and PP (center-right “populares”) lend their support to their own candidates, while the ERC (center-left nationalist or “republicans”) vote a blank ballot.
Previously the PSC, ICV EUiA, and ERC formed a three-party pact, but this time the ERC wanted to be part of the opposition. I think that is a mistake, but they did the same thing in the city of Barcelona. They will find less in common with CiU and PP, especially the PP.
So now there is a two-party pact governing El Masnou with the socialists and further left eco-socialists. There probably will be little change from the past four years which was the first time the “left” took over from the “right” since the end of the dictatorship.
The mayor-elect is holding a staff or scepter as a symbol of being head of the town council. It is common to see pictures of newly elected mayors in Spain with a scepter in their hand.