Political Party Announces New Case Against Velez Malaga Mayor

Political Party Announces New Case Against Velez Malaga Mayor. Image: Ayuntamiento de Velez Malaga

A POLITICAL party in Velez Malaga has announced a new case against the mayor.

The political party, the Partido Popular (PP), has announced a new case against the mayor of Velez Malaga.
According to Spanish newspaper Sur, the PP has announced it will bring a case against the Mayor of Velez Malaga, Antonio Moreno Ferrer, after another legal action against him was thrown out of court last week.
The party, who had claimed the mayor had not allowed them to attend a council meeting in 2017, has said the mayor has again failed to allow them to attend a meeting.
PP spokesman, Francisco Delgado, said the mayor had prevented them raising 15 points at a council meeting.
The news comes after the Public Prosecutor’s Office dropped the case against the mayor of Velez-Malaga for not holding a council meeting.
A private prosecution still maintains its request for 15 years ’disqualification from office for the mayor.
Public prosecutors said they had withdrawn their case after the result of a trial found there was not enough evidence. The trial is awaiting sentencing.
Mayor Antonio Moreno Ferrer is facing disqualification from office after political opponents in Velez-Malaga accused him of preventing one party from attending a council meeting.
The mayor allegedly, “prevented the exercise of the right to the councilors who appeared, with the plenary hall closed,” after refusing to hold a council meeting requested by the Partido Popular (PP).
The incident took place in December 2017 when the PP requested an urgent council meeting on eight points they wanted to raise, however they claim the mayor told them their request had not been submitted correctly and gave them 10 days to remedy it.
They say the mayor then only allowed a meeting on the eighth point the PP had raised.
According to the prosecutor, the council session was held “only with the proposed eighth point,” and that the mayor then ruled the PP had given up its request for a meeting on their other points.
The prosecutor says the mayor did this, “knowing that a report had been issued by the secretary indicating that the government team must hold the requested meeting.”

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Sally Underwood

Sally Underwood is a former aide to several former cabinet members and now contributes her views on Parliament’s ever-changing shape in her column for the Euro Weekly News.