The PP has fortune on its side when a piece of small change is gyrating through the air. In the previous local elections the conservative candidate in Carataunas, Granada, was elected thanks to chance. The PP had appealed against two votes for the PSOE, cast by a Romanian couple who had put their census card in the envelope along with the voting paper. Finally, these two votes were accepted, resulting in a tie on 161 votes apiece. "It's been a long story, which we shouldn't have dragged out quite as much," said Andrade.