A couple of weeks ago these vast hoardings went up everywhere - this one is in our village. "Aha! Elections!" we said knowledgeably. We were right - our voting cards for the European elections arrived last week.
Then overnight the hoardings were divided by vertical lines, each section stencilled with the initials of a political party. We noted, as we have in the past, the unequal allocation of space for poster-sticking, and wondered again whether this division reflects past results, the expected outcome, or the income of the political candidate.
(Living in Tenerife makes you cynical - one year we were invited to a free barbecue by one candidate. He seemed a decent chap so we voted for him!)
On these boards - they are identical all over the island - we have PP which we know is Partido Popular, TU which means nothing to us yet, CC which might be Coalicion Canarias, IUC = ?, and Resto = others.
I am tempted to vote for IUC out of pity - how the hell are they supposed to stick any posters at all on their pathetic little strip of hoarding?