A BELGIAN expat has been voted as the new mayor of Alcaucín, Malaga.
Mario Blancke, who has been living in the province for 25 years, previously served as a town planning councillor for four years prior to the mayoral elections in May 2015.
After reaching an agreement with the PSOE, who had hoped to have a mayor in office for two years, Blancke will now hold the position for the full four year legislation period.
The Belgian is also a spokesman for SOHA, (Save our homes in Axarquia) and as a result gained a large expat vote.
He is also said to be popular among the Spanish community due to his substantial contribution to Alcaucín´s urban planning.
Amid other projects, Mr Blanke has spoken of his ambition to ‘give Alcaucín a boost’ and to put Ciudadanos on the map with its first mayor of expat origin.