By Cathy Elelman • 28 May 2019 • 13:08
VICTORY: Rosa Maria Cano votes in Sunday’s election for Mojacar council, which saw her PP party increase its absolute majority.
THE Popular Party emerged the clear winner in Mojacar in Sunday’s municipal election.
The party led by Rosa Maria Cano increased its absolute majority. PP won 57.67 per cent of the vote, up from 45.9 per cent in 2015. This gives the party an additional seat on the town council, taking the number of PP councillors to eight out of a total 13.
This compares with the Socialist PSOE-Somos coalition’s 39,03 per cent share of the vote, translating into five seats, also up one on four years ago. The United Left was pushed into a distant third, polling just 3.31 per cent.
Voter turnout in the Mojacar election was high, at 71.26 per cent, up from 65.3 per cent in 2015.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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