BENIJOFAR is in mourning following the death of ex-Mayor Francisco Gonzales Fernandez, aged 85.
He was the town’s first democratic mayor and governed between 1979 and 1991. During his three terms he ruled three different political parties.
In his first term he represented the Central Democrative Union (UCD). His second term was with Benijofar’s Independent Group (GIB) and his third term was with the Popular Alliance (AP).
Following serving three terms he continued to work at the Town Hall as a councillor with the Popular Party until 1999. The flag outside the Town Hall was flown at half mast last week.