PP sweeps victory as PSOE crushed in polls

WITH 308,839 people picking centre-right Partido Popular (PP), the party secured 45.7 per cent of the votes in Malaga Province in Sunday’s local elections. If the PP in Ronda and Benalmadena form a coalition to secure a majority, 85 per cent of the population of Malaga Province will be ruled by a PP Mayor.

Although the PSOE won more seats than the PP these are primarily in smaller constituencies representing fewer people living in the province.

Of the 16 towns with more than 20,000 inhabitants, the Socialists only have the chance of ruling in Cartama. On the Coast existing mayors of the bigger towns and cities secured another term in office.

The PP retained control of Malaga City, Marbella, Mijas, Torremolinos, Fuengirola and Benalmadena. Only the latter, Enrique Moya’s PP Benalmadena failed to secure majority control of the town hall.

Online results: http://resultados2011.mir.es/

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