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Spain: Justice rejects the candidacy of a member of the Polisario in local elections


The Spanish Constitutional Court has confirmed the rejection by the electoral commission of the community of Madrid on May 2 of the candidacy of Tesh Sidi, a member of the Polisario, in the May 28 elections.

The 29-year-old woman was ranked 11th on the list presented for the local elections by the Mas Madrid party, a split from Podemos. Nevertheless, in its investigations, the electoral commission in the Spanish capital was able to confirm that Tesh is registered in three cities: Malaga, Madrid and Bilbao.

A common practice among people from the Tindouf camps, who present themselves as Sahrawi “refugees” in order to benefit from financial aid granted by Spanish town halls. In total disagreement with the decision of the aforementioned commission, the Mas Madrid formation has presented an appeal before the constitutional court. A step that ended in a new failure.

Tesh Sidi arrived with her brother in Spain in 2003, as part of “Holidays for Peace. A program that allows Spanish families to host and adopt Sahrawi children from the Tindouf camps. She was then able to take the Spanish nationality.

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