José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga re-elected mayor of Adeje


“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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Message from the Adeje council


Following on the news that has emerged this week of the existence of illegal dog fights taking place in Güímar, this council wishes to express its total and absolute repugnance for this type of activity, which is an insult to human dignity and is an abuse of animals and will support whatever measures are deemed necessary to ensure that this kind of activity does not take place in any part of this island or in the Canaries in general.
This local government, having received the official information regarding the events, and the court proceedings regarding the detention of a member of the local police from this borough, has taken the following measures, bearing in mind current legislation and the disciplinary procedures already in place regarding local security forces.
1 Provisional suspension of the agent in question from all of his duties as long as he remains in prison and is the subject of a court proceeding.
2 Will instigate a disciplinary action following relevant administrative procedures which could, in this case, run concurrently with the court case.
This council, as must be the case, will always act in accordance with the law, and apply the presumption of innocence and not interfere with court proceedings which are underway in the respective tribunals, which may also impose internal disciplinary actions.
The Adeje council would like to reiterate its absolute condemnation of the reported actions and insists that all possible assistance be given to the police and judicial authorities to ensure that such abominable practises are never tolerated in our society, a society that respects justice, dignity and respects and protects the rights of all living beings who form part of that society.