The nonsense that has seen the demise of San Fulgencio politics this year will largely be resolved on Wednesday when councillors met to elect a new mayor at an extraordinary Plenary Session, following the resignation two weeks ago of former leader, Carlos Ramirez, after his disqualification from public office by the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office.
The session will get underway by first confirming in post two new councillors, Briton Mark Lewis (APSFU) who replaces Mariano Martí, and Juan López, who takes the seat relinquished by Ramírez.
Mark Lewis is no stranger to local politics having once been San Fulgencio mayor himself when, back in 2008 the mayor, deputy mayor and four senior councillors were all taken into police custody following allegations of real estate corruption.
The favourite to be elected as mayor is councillor Manuel Gomez, the one PP councillor who was not expelled from the party, who will try to form a municipal government with the support of his 5 dissident colleagues and new arrival Juan López.
The local PP leadership in the province has confirmed that it has given Gómez full freedom to negotiate.