Angeles Munoz Returns as Mayor

She was to many people a popular mayor and was always seen around Marbella working with both the Spanish residents as well as many expats who had made Marbella their home.  Having been ousted from her post in 2015 Ángeles Muñoz has regained it this month subsequent to a motion of no confidence proposed by the PP and Opción Sampedreña (OSP).

Previously Ángeles Muñoz had occupied the post for a period of two terms, consecutively from 2007 to 2011 and then 2011 to 2016.

It was brought about by the switch in allegiance of the two councillors representing OSP who had, prior to the switch, been a part of the ruling coalition with the PSOE Socialist party and left-wing group Izquierda Unida. Now that they have aligned with the PP and that meant that suddenly there were 15 votes in favour of the motion of no confidence as opposed to 12 voting against it.

There are still some 21 months left for the local government currently in office and now that they have an overall majority they will stay there until the next round of local elections. This overall majority should make decisions easier without having to rely on the backing of other parties to see them passed through.

Ángeles Muñoz made a speech as she re-took her position of mayor and stated that the new allegiance will provide more stability to Marbella and "one of common sense and good management".

There seems to be a split in the opinion around Marbella and the surrounding areas about how this was done and her return so time will tell how the decision will pan out over the next 21 months.