PRESIDENT of the Partido Independiente Por las Nacionalidades (PIPN), Jeff Wiszniewski, has stepped down from his position with immediate effect.
The decision to renounce his position with the PIPN based in San Fulgencio and La Marina, follows his indictment for alleged irregularities in the awarding of the contract for the summer fiesta in San Fulgencio during the last term of office, which he shared with the PP Government of Carlos Ramirez.
It comes just weeks after the Euro Weekly News reported that he had resigned as councillor at the town hall, stating that personal reasons were behind his decision.
The PIPN said they accepted his resignation from his position as president on the grounds that honesty and transparency must be the priority of the party, although the trial has still not taken place.
Therefore, the position of president will be held provisionally by Councillor, Spokesperson for the Town Hall and Secretary of the PIPN, Samantha Hull. Charo Mejías Dios has taken Wiszniewski’s place on the council.
PIPN added: “We are the second largest party in San Fulgencio, but as of today, we are the first to openly uphold our values of honesty, transparency showing by example that only this party is able to make such categorical decisions.”
PIPN was formed in October 2010 by Wiszniewski whose initial idea and aim was to provide a service to the community that was totally independent from the two major political parties, (PP and PSOE) with special attention being afforded to the ex-pat community, in order to enhance integration into the Spanish way of life.