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PP and Cs join forces to form coalition at the helm of the provincial authority

Salado continues as head.
Salado continues as head. / M. F:
  • The agreement reached on Monday will allow the PP's Francisco Salado to be reelected as president of the Diputación on Wednesday

The provincial authority (Diputación) will be run by a coalition after the Partido Popular and Ciudadanos reached an agreement earlier this week.

The new provincial 'diputados' will be sworn in on Wednesday and the pact means that Francisco Salado, PP, will be reelected as president. According to the deal, Ciudadanos will occupy the vice-presidency and be responsible for Employment, Sport and Youth. Former mayor of Mijas Juan Carlos Maldonado will occupy one of the two Ciudadanos seats.

The two parties have drawn up a series of 105 measures for this coming term of office, including improvements to roads and tourism infrastructure, environmental measures and a plan to prevent the depopulation of rural areas.

In Tourism, among the measures proposed, the new coalition wants to strengthen the Costa del Sol brand, expand the Caminito del Rey walkway and complete the Senda Litoral coastal walkway.

In the Environment, measures include a loan system so town halls can fund wastewater plants and a network of mini recycling centres in municipalities with under 5,000 inhabitants.