In one of the first government pacts to be agreed following the municipal elections, José Ballester will be the new mayor of San Fulgencio, after agreeing to govern in coalition with the PIPN

The Partido Popular (5 seats) and El Partido de las Nacionalidades (PIPN – 2 seats) have reached agreement in record time. The lawyer and local policeman who heads the PP list, José María Ballester, will be the new mayor of San Fulgencio. The agreement between the two party’s was formalised on Saturday between Ballester and the PIPN leader Charo Mejías.

The PIPN’s two councillors, Mejías and Alain Franz Vanderbergen, of Belgian origin, will assume responsibility for Urban Planning, Works and Services, Parks and Gardens and Finance, roles that will guarantee the management of basic services, those which are of most concern to the residents of the urbanizations.

San Fulgencio is a municipality of 9,000 people with one of the highest proportions of foreign residents in the country: more than 65% of those registered. The demographic composition also has a high presence of the population over 65 and retired.

The pact leaves members of the largest voted party, the PSOE (6 seats), led by José Sampere, in opposition, along with his councillors Francisco Molero, Samantha Hull, Ana María Villena, Darren Parmenter and Alfredo Villanueva.

The new council will be made up of José María Ballester Sansano, mayor, Sara Nolasco Aldeguer, Paulino Herrero Cifuentes, Laura Bernabé Menárguez and Beatriz Hidalgo of the PP, along with the 2 PIPN councillors Charo Mejías and Alain Franz Vanderbergen.

José María Ballester (PP) and Charo Mejías (PIPN) at the signing of the government agreement