The hard-right Vox party confirmed this week that it will expel the new councillor on Mijas council, Carlos Rivero.
It follows the bizarre events before and after the local election in late May. Rivero first decided well before the vote to withdraw as head of the electoral list for Vox but it was too late to take his name off the ballot paper. The number two on the Vox list, Maya Escolar, stepped in and carried out all the campaiging as Vox's public face. However Rivero reportedly changed his mind at the last minute and went on to take up the only seat Vox won, but with a twist; he took up the seat as an independent councillor and not officially for Vox.
The party has now lost patience and Rivero will be expelled.