UNTIL very recently Antonio Cerrillo headed the list of PSOE candidates for Cantoria’s municipal elections.
Cerrillo dropped out of the race after political rivals claimed that he was discovered last February with cocaine during a routine check by the Guardia Civil outside a local brothel.
Because he was found in possession of drugs he was obliged to hand over his firearms and hunting licence, it was alleged.
Undeterred, the PSOE’s secretary for Institutional and Municipal Policies Adela Segura declared that the party will now nominate a woman candidate for mayor.
“Antonio Cerillo decided to step aside so that he could defend his honour and because he felt that these untrue accusations could harm a candidature that is going to win the municipal elections,” Segura added.