Mateo Isern meets with other critics of the Rodriguez leadership. | M. À. Cañellas
Some one hundred members of the Partido Popular, opponents of the president of the party in Palma, José María Rodríguez, have met to voice their criticisms of Rodríguez's leadership in the city. Led by the former mayor, Mateo Isern, and another prominent PP politician from Palma, Francesc Fiol, this was the first public display of outright opposition to Rodríguez. "There is a part of the party in Palma which does not feel represented by the current leadership," said one source. The expectation is that this rebel group will, in the next few weeks, come to an agreement on alternatives to that leadership.