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Opposition starts legal battle over Alhaurín no-confidence vote

Opposition councillors at a press conference on Tuesday.
Opposition councillors at a press conference on Tuesday. / I. Gelibter
  • The case could take five or six months to go through the courts

Councillors from the opposition groups - PSOE, ASALH, IU and the councillor suspended from the PP - have started legal proceedings after the failure of their attempt to oust the local mayor last month.

The administrative claim states that the events of last month "violated their fundamental rights".

The case refers to the failed attempt to take control of the town hall from current mayor Antonia Ledesma (Por Alhaurín). The motion, which in theory would have prospered, never went to vote due to a dispute as to whether Mari Francis Fernández's hand would count. Fernández was the only PP councillor but was suspended from her party after she announced her support for the no-confidence vote. The case could take five or six months to go through the courts.