Jorge Alarte in Dénia

While we were in Dénia’s historic center, before setting off on the bike tour around Montgó, look who we passed on the street!

Jorge Alarte in Denia

Jorge Alarte, the Secretary General of Valencia’s socialist party! He and his entourage were making some sort of tour of the town. “Hola!” I called out. He turned, with his sleepy hangdog expression and returned my greeting.

Alarte has been the leader of the Valencian PSOE since 2008. Despite the corruption troubles of the opposition party, though, the Socialists haven’t been able to make up ground in the polls under his leadership. He’s from Alaquás and recently has had to battle back against outrage over his salary.

Alright, it wasn’t like bumping into David Villa, but it was still unexpected and a little exciting!

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. maria

    What a bad taste, ugly, silly and dictatorial as supporter of Cuba, Arabic countries, ..etc!! Countries that are homophobic..Didn’t expect this from you gays.

  2. valencia blog

    “Us gays?” All we did was post a picture of a famous politician we happened to see on the streets. “Us gays” would also have posted a picture of Rajoy, had we seen him in Dénia.

    Honestly, that has got to be the most asinine comment we’ve ever had on this blog. Congratulations!

  3. maria

    Alarte, Famous?? Come on!!

  4. Fernando

    Perhaps maria would have preferred to see Jose Joaquin Ripoll as a famous person…

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