The leader of the PSOE in Madrid, John Lobatoand the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, went this weekend to party with the mayor of Alcorcón, Natalia de Andrés, sentenced to five years of disqualification for the bankruptcy of a public company.
Both the spokesperson for the socialist parliamentary group in the Madrid Assembly and the person in charge of one of the most important portfolios of the Government had no qualms about posing in a totally festive atmosphere with De Andrés, who has appealed the sentence that condemned her in January of this year, as reported by OKDIARIO.
Thus, pending the resolution of the appeal, the Socialists have decided to cover a thick veil and treat the mayor normally, although Lobato told this newspaper that, if she is finally convicted, she would be “immediately” expelled from the PSOE .
Until that happens, if it happens, the leader of the Madrid Socialists has been seen on several occasions with De Andrés, the last one this weekend during the Alcorcon festivitieswhere both, accompanied by Minister Maroto, visited the PSOE booth, as they recorded on their social networks.
I have enjoyed the Alcorcón festivities with friends and I have visited the booth of the @psoealcorcon
Enjoy the Alcorcón festivities! pic.twitter.com/kQI95xhoVn
– Juan Lobato (@juanlobato_es) September 4, 2022
– Reyes Maroto (@MarotoReyes) September 4, 2022
We attended the spectacular concert that he gave us in #FiestasAlcorcón2022 the great @JoseMerceOfic very well accompanied by our Minister @MarotoReyes and by the Speaker of the @psoe_m on the @asambleamadrid @juanlobato_es. pic.twitter.com/Ok3wd7H7gO
— Natalia de Andres (@natadeandres) September 4, 2022
In addition, as this newspaper published a few weeks ago, the Alcorcón socialist group will be in charge of deciding whether or not the current mayor stands for re-election in May of next year, despite the conviction, without Lobato going to intervene to remove it.
In accordance with the ruling of the Mercantile Court No. 6 of Madrid, to which OKDIARIO had access, De Andrés was disqualified from managing -by himself or within a collegiate body- public or privately owned property, representing or managing any person public or private, exercise trade or hold office or administrative or economic intervention in commercial or industrial companies, in public or private form and ownership.