11/05/2014

POLITICS CANARIAN STYLE


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?

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    1. No it doesn't - especially as the IUC have no space at all! But then, since when have politics been anything other than corrupt?

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  2. All good things come in small packages... or so my mother used to tell me.

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    1. This because you are vertically challenged, Helen? :)

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  3. How odd?! Seems like politics is dodgy wherever you live in the world! Here's hoping you get another free barby out of it anyway ;)

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    1. No barby this time, Maxi - not even a visit to the bar to try hooking the foreign voters.

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