It seems that our neighbour Aurelio is to stand as candidate for the PP(conservative) party in the forthcoming local elections. Aurelio is of course the builder who had responsibility for the construction of Villas Andrea. He was president of the Asociación de Constructores y Promotores de la Vega Baja (Procosta) but has apparently resigned from that position to concentrate on his campaign.
The current mayor, José Joaquín Moya, who represents the PSOE (socialist) party, has held the position for a number of years but only got in by 84 votes during 2003 elections.
In the last two years the socialist local government has been under a lot of pressure with accusations of supposed irregularities by the Popular Party and the new grouping of the Green parties. Alleged corruption seems to be a key feature of local politics here in Spain.
The current Prime Minister of Spain, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero represents the PSOE in National Government. It is said that Zapetero only gained election after the PP party lost favour days before the elections because of their handling of the Madrid train bombings. Apparently that is not true. The PP were loosing ground in the run up to the elections before that date.