In the elections this sunday, Ada Colau’s party (affiliated to Podemos) was the most voted.
It is likely that she will be the new major of Barcelona, my current city.
This will be VERY interesting. Today, Barcelona is very much startup and business oriented, focussing on design and innovation, and the Mobile World Congress is probably its foremost symbol. Just as a sign of this culture, our previous building was recently renamed “Barcelona Growth Center”.
Obviously, we expect this to change quickly. It is a unique opportunity to see to what extent a city can change, in case of a power shift from right to radical left.
From today onwards, I will start taking notes to document this change.
The first sign appeared today in El Pais: it appears that the Mobile World Congress is less sure to remain in Barcelona, as the new “alcaldesa” warns that is should “provide benefits to the whole city”.