Believe it or not this is a question that has troubled me for some time. We have a name that is known the world over yet the locals don’t seem to want to use it. I’ve always detested the use of ‘Sant Antoni’ however I have started to change my mind. Why? The simple reason is when you type San Antonio into the search engines it comes up with San Antonio Texas and never San Antonio Ibiza but when you type in Sant Antoni…..voila! In this day and age its all about standing out from the norm and being a unique product and the Catalan version of the name gives us that. To most it will always be San Antonio or even San An but for the cyber world it might just be better to be Sant Antoni.
Don’t be put off by the casual dress & tattoed neck of the guy on the left. His name is Pablo Valdes and he’s thrown a major spanner in the works of old school local politics. His 1496 votes in the recent elections means that his REINICIA party have 4 seats on the council and has enabled a Tri-party coalition which will see San Antonio free from the PP party for the 1st time in 35 years. Pep Tur ‘Cires’ (PSOE – 6 seats) will become Mayor with Valdes assuming Deputy Mayor status. Juanjo Ferrer (PI – 3 seats) will become the 2nd Deputy Mayor in a major shake up & kick up the bum for local San An politics. Only time will tell if this coalition will be successful however I feel we need to get behind our new local government and support them but also keep them accountable with relation to their election promises.
With the recent seismic shift in San Antonio politics I intend to do a weekly blog to keep the English speaking population updated plus giving my own opinions on what’s happening with regards to local news and how it effects us all. My aim is to cut through the hearsay & conjecture so we can debate the real issues.
Politics to some is the most boring thing in the world however it also one of the most important things in the world and that’s why we all need to know what’s going on as only then can we have an informed opinion and start questioning local government in the correct way through the proper channels.
Thanks for reading and don’t hesitate to comment on any post as only through debate will be get to the nitty gritty and try & change things for the better.
VIVA San Antonio!