8 Jun, 2019 @ 12:06
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Newly-elected Brit councillor hopeful of attempts to move past long standing rivalries of Spain’s politics

DELIGHTED: PP in Mijas celebrate the election results

A BRITISH expat councillor has suggested long held political rivalries may be ignored at local level in a bid to ensure stronger governance.

It comes after Ciudadanos continues to rule out any form of pacts with the PSOE on a national level, while the PSOE refuses to work with the Partido Popular either.

Hopefully though, this is set to change (in Mijas at least) where newly-elected councillor Bill Anderson is representing the PP party that won the election gaining nine seats but without a majority.

“In order to take power we need to gain the support of the PSOE,” Anderson, an Olive Press columnist, told the paper this week.

“Our leader Angel Nozal is open to negotiations to break the deadlock, but PSOE are supposedly banned from working with us in Madrid.”

NEWLY ELECTED: Bill Anderson in Mijas

He continued: “There are talks at National level about which parties everyone can pact with. Both PP and Ciudadanos refusing to work with Vox.

“PP and PSOE are arch enemies and I think they are passing this down the line,

“However Angel is focused solely on what Mijas needs which is four years of efficient and stable government,” he added.

Former Mayor Nozal has appealed to both Podemos and PSOE in Mijas to ‘reflect’ and insisted on opening up dialogue with both groups.

The PP meanwhile, won the election in Fuengirola, Estepona, Malaga and Marbella by absolute majorities.

They also have the majority of councillors in Ronda and Torremolinos.

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