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Former Malaga mayor to step down from politics

Celia Villalobos this week.
Celia Villalobos this week. / EFE
  • Celia Villalobos has been an MP for Malaga province for 30 years and was city mayor from 1995 to 2000

A former mayor of Malaga who is known for her outspoken character and who went on to be a high-profile minister and MP on the national-political stage is to step down.

Celia Villalobos (69) has been an MP for Malaga province for 30 years and was city mayor from 1995 to 2000 before being called to Madrid as minister for Health. She was also deputy speaker in Congreso.