A record number of political parties are fielding candidates for the forthcoming local elections in Vélez-Málaga. Twelve parties, the highest number since Spain became a democracy 40 years ago, will be represented.
Across the rest of the Axarquía, in Rincón de la Victoria, eight parties are vying for votes, while in Nerja there are eight and in Torrox, five. By contrast, in nine of the Axarquía's villages (Canillas de Albaida, Canillas de Aceituno, Iznate, Salares, Sayalonga, Alfarnatejo, Riogordo, Cútar and Comares) only two parties, the socialist PSOE, which won the majority of votes in last Sunday's general election, and the centre-right Partido Popular, will be standing.
The elections take place on Sunday 26 May.