Can you picture your country’s prime minister sitting at a wedding table named “Céline Dion”? It happened in Spain! Politician Javier Maroto got married this Friday. Being a dedicated Eurovision fan, he ensured his wedding guests – which included Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy – were seated at tables named after Eurostars like Loreen, Céline Dion and Massiel. A truly Eurovision flavoured wedding! But why is this news, you ask…

If you’ve been to Spain lately (and understand Spanish and a bit about Spanish political buzz), you’ll know that yesterday Javier Maroto, one of the vice-secretaries of the People’s Party (PP, the conservatives) married his long-term boyfriend Josema Rodríguez in what has turned into one of the political storms of the year. Let me explain… [And let Alex from Electro Velvet help me!]

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Maroto is one of the highest ranked members of PP, a party which until shortly before this wedding, stood firmly against gay marriage. The party even includes some politicians who have considered gay people to be “ill” or “disturbed”. BOOOO?

They even brought an (unsuccessful) appeal in 2012 to Spain’s Constitutional Tribunal to try to demonstrate that gay marriage was anti-constitutional. So now, imagine all the upper echelons of this party, celebrating the wedding of one of their newest fat cats with his boyfriend. Hilarious, isn’t it?

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The wedding raised lots of questions amongst the press in Spain whether Mr. Rajoy should attend or not, as he was one of the main opponents to the Gay Marriage Act, passed in Spain 10 years ago. The situation is even stranger when you consider that there have been rumours about the prime minister’s sexuality for a very long time (as long as I can remember, tbh).

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In the end, Rajoy went to the event, and he apparently had a great time! (Come on, it’s a wedding!) And why did he have a such great time? Because of the Eurovision theme! I mean, the wedding song was “Quédate Conmigo”, y’all!

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Maroto’s wedding was surely amazing. It’s not like we wanted to be there (no, we aren’t really into Spanish right-wing realness), but “Quédate Conmigo” won’t have been the only Eurovision song of the night. Am I the only one picturing Rajoy with his tie on his head singing “Yiufooooooooriaaaa”?

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Would you play Eurovision songs at your wedding? Would you name the guest tables after Eurovision stars? Would you invite Mariano Rajoy? Tell us below!

Oh, and why Electro Velvet? I wanted to remind you they still exist, because I truly believe on their careers and I thi- NO! They were just fun.

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Branko
Branko
5 years ago

In the picture from jose_st you can see one of the table is named after Eric Saade!!! Sorry, but that is a little bit creepy… considering one of them is politician and how old they are (they are older men after all)!!!

eurofan
eurofan
5 years ago

Contributor? You are a simple gossip

eurofan
eurofan
5 years ago

Its disgusting that you talk here about rumours about the sexuality of rajoy.
A huge booooo for u

eurofan
eurofan
5 years ago

Luis fuster this website is to enjoy and share eurovision…not to take advantage of the news to give political opinions… booooo for u

Álex, from Spain
Álex, from Spain
5 years ago

We could say that 10 years ago, the conservative party was totally opposed to homosexuality and gay marriage (anti-natural, anti-catholic and all that), while the left-wing party was ‘mostly’ in favour. Time has passed and now it’s totally accepted in all the parties, but the conservative one now has internal differences as some of its politicians have become tolerant while others are still trapped in the past century, and that’s why there has been debate whether the president should go to the gay wedding or not (and he finally did).

Hanner McSinny/Calvin
5 years ago

A lovely story save for one important detail: in what world do the lyrics to “Quédate Conmigo” scream “recipe for lasting marital success?” Were we listening to the same song, or was I the only one who thought the lyrics mean “you’re leaving me but I just can’t take it without you?”

Pastora Soler haha!
Pastora Soler haha!
5 years ago

haha I can’t imagine Vladimir Putin in a gay wedding with pics of Conchita Wurst

hahahahah lol

paco
5 years ago

Que aprenda Vladimir Putin

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
5 years ago

I wonder who was seated at the Cliff Richard table?

Pesetavision
Pesetavision
5 years ago

Hilarious, best article ever.

jose__st
5 years ago

The distribution of the Tables at the wedding… Our President Rajoy was placed at Celine Dion’s table ;-D

http://images.eldiario.es/politica/Lista-invitados-boda-Javier-Maroto_EDIIMA20150918_0772_18.jpg

jose__st
5 years ago

The surprise at the Wedding! Messages from Soraya, Ruth Lorenzo, Rosa López…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=11&v=q-TW1Jk6CnI