THERE is much worldwide debate about the concept of euthanasia and whether it should be approved by any government. Part of the latest Spanish government’s programme of legislation is the introduction of the right to die under certain circumstances and the Mayor of Benalmádena has spoken out strongly in favour of the introduction of the law which is opposed by some political parties. Appearing in public with PSOE colleagues including Andalusian parliamentarian Beatriz Rubiño, he spoke at some length on the importance of this legislation. They argue that the new coalition government is simply listening to the will of the people as the mayor understands that more than 70 per cent of the population are in favour of granting those in extreme pain the right to die with dignity regardless of conscientious objections from medical professionals. He praised the positive work that many politicians were able to undertake for the benefit of the people and highlighted the immediate financial benefit to workers following the installation of the new government. There was nothing but scorn however for those parties who he believes who opposed positive change both nationally and at a local level.