Madrid Mayoress to stand down in next elections

Cordon Press

ANA BOTELLA, the Mayoress of Madrid has announced this morning that she will not be standing for re-election in the municipal elections next May.

She told the press, “Today, after three terms in office, I would like to announce my decision not to participate in next year’s municipal elections in May.” She went on to say, “This morning, I spoke to the party leader and president, Mariano Rajoy, to reassure him of my commitment and responsibility towards my position until the end of my term next year. A decision that he has known about for a while.” She also added that “it is an announcement and not a farewell. There are many months of work and projects to finish.”

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Botella was voted into power 11 years ago in 2003, to represent Madrid in the municipal elections with the help of Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, who was the mayor of Madrid at that time. He elected her council of environment and after eight loyal years, in December 2011, when Ruiz-Gallardón left his position of mayor to serve in the government as Justice Minister, she took over as mayor. 


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