The mayor of Vox in the City Hall of Roquetas de Mar (Almería) Francisco Barrionuevo and Antonio Inocencio López have announced their resignation as party militants and their resignation as councilors with an area delegation – although without giving up their mayor's minutes – of course " threats. "
Both had been warned by the national Vox leadership, which had warned the councilors of their possible expulsion from the party if they did not give up their salary increase, by making it compatible with their private professional activity.
At a press conference, López said that there is "harassment, brutal pressure" against them, with "threats and intimidation" to obtain "political revenues" at their expense and with "elections around the corner."
The two councilors have criticized the councilor of Vox in the rock council José Ignacio Cerrudo, who did resign from the salary increase.
"There is a minority of people in Vox who are fascists, racists, anti-Semites and Islamophobes, and we have been denouncing it to the party from the beginning, but neither in Almería nor in Madrid have we ever wanted to hear," said Barrionuevo, who along with López has defended that they work up to 14 hours a day, "Monday through Monday."
For its part, Vox has sent a statement in which it indicates that the disqualifiers of "fascist, racist, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic" were not applied by the mayor "until they knew they could not profit from the authorization of this political formation" and has stated that it reserves the right to take legal action before statements that "could be constitutive of crime."
He explained that Barrionuevo, who held the Department of Tourism and Beach Government, and López, who was in charge of the Treasury Department, decided not to obey the party's guidelines on salaries of elected officials when they were told in writing on July 13 that they should " return to the salary regime of the previous legislature "and accept a maximum rise in the accumulated CPI (around 6%).
"Against that, they raised the salary by 30%. Shortly after, also against the resolution of the leadership of Vox, they kept 100% of their release while keeping their professional activities out of politics," he says. the match.
He adds that the mayor argued that "there was no other choice because it was a decision of the corporation."
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