Councillors cross the aisle in Benalmadena


THREE councillors in Benalmadena who were expelled from the Ciudadanos party have joined new group, Contigo.

Bernardo Jiménez, Oscar Ramundo and Beatriz Olmedo,were removed from their original party after coming to an agreement with left-leaning PSOE. They have now joined the new party, which is an offshoot of Contigo Somos Democracia (CSD).

According to media reports, the three have already held their first few meetings as Contgio and begun promoting the party on social media.

The group say their policies will be centrist and are gearing up for the next municipal elections in two years time with the aim of taking votes from Ciudadanos.  They are also preparing to hold their first national conference in Granada in October.

Since be in expelled, the councillors have held council roles in urban planning, personnel and mobility, while Bernardo Jimenez is Contigo’s new spokesman.

Ciudadanos are now left without any representatives in the council despite winning 10 per cent of the vote at the last election.

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