“I accept the position with great hope for the borough and responsibility for the work we will undertake over the next four years”
José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga has been re-elected mayor of Adeje following the constitution of the new Adeje council. The socialist candidate for the top position received 14 votes, an overall majority.
The new council has 14 socialist members, four from the Coalición Canarias, two from Unidas Podemos-IU, and one from the Partido Popular. All 21 were present to take office on Saturday in a ceremony held in the Convento de San Francisco in front of over 100 members of the Adeje public.
Addressing the assembly once he had been re-elected, the mayor said he was committed to the promise made during the election campaign to “continue the project of social harmony and a prosperous future for the borough”. He said the vote they had received from the local electorate “was both an honour and a challenge, and we cannot let you down This town deserves the best and we will strive to give that and this will be a challenge we will all accept”, adding that they would also work to give the borough the kind of council they deserved.
Rodríguez Fraga extended a wish for success in their endeavours to all 20 elected councillors, adding that “your success signifies success for the borough…Adeje has come a long way in recent years, we have many important achievements under our belts, but we have to continue to work to generate wealth for the borough and its people, to create situations that benefit our people in their search for prosperity, to continue to fight for equality, to create a borough that benefits our young people, our retirees, those who are suffering economic deprivation…these projects are our responsibility.” The mayor said that from Monday the new council would be working hard along the lines laid out, in the service of all the people of Adeje.
The constitution of the new council began with the reading of the official act by the secretary of the council, Hector Gallego. Three municipal political groups were constituted – the socialists, the Coalición Canarias and the mixed group (two councillors from the Podemos-IU and one from the Partido Popular). Each newly elected councillor was then invited to take their oath of office, either on a bible or the constitution.
The members of the newly elected council are: POSO (Socialists) José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, Manuel Luis Méndez Martín, Amada Trujillo Bencomo, Adolfo Alonso Ferrera, Ermitas Moreira García, Epifanio Díaz Hernández, Esther Rivero Vargas, Desiderio Afonso Ruiz, Carmen Lucía Rodríguez del Toro and José Antonio López Delgado, CC (Coalición Canaria) Oliver Tacoronte Ramos, Patricia León Pérez, Antonio Melián Álvarez and Diana Ariza Rodríguez. PODEMOS-IU Gabriel González Fernández and Eva Bos Delgado, PP (Partido Popular) Partido Popular: Inés Vera Goya.
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