Belgian expat becomes mayor of Alcaucin

Mario Blancke has been living in the province for 25 years

LAST UPDATED: 15 Jun, 2015 @ 17:33

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.Blanke

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.


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  1. The people of Alcaucin are fortunate to have Mario as their mayor. He has worked tirelessly over the past few years with SOHA in an effort to end the so called illegal property scandal. Hopefully the C’s will make a difference and bring about some much needed change at the Junta de Andalucia.

  2. Hopefully this will make people realise that if they stopped moaning and actually starting voting and making the change they want to see happen they can really make a difference.