Point and final error detected in the assignment of councilors in the City of Riogordo after the vote count of the past May 26. The popular Antonio Alés will continue as mayor with a reinforced absolute majority, going from six in 2015 to seven, with four of the PSOE in opposition. The Contentious-Administrative Chamber of the High Court of Justice of Andalusia, based in Malaga, has admitted the contentious-electoral appeal filed by the PP for the number of councilors assigned, where they obtained seven mayors, compared to four of the PSOE, but when collecting the credentials pertinent to the popular ones, only six were provided.
Given this situation, opened an investigation and found that the PSOE had been given about 200 votes more than one polling station, supposedly an error that was corrected but that was not the case, which meant giving a new mayor to the Socialists and, therefore, one less for the PP, a party that filed an appeal with the Electoral Board of the Málaga Area.
Now the court, in a ruling that has had access to Europa Press agency, estimates the claim of the PP. Specifically, the document states that the appeal against the proclamation of elected in Riogordo, which is annulled, is estimated, so that the popular is recognized the result achieved at the polling station of 354 votes, compared to 245 of the PSOE. In this way the corporation will be made up of the seven of the PP and the four of the PSOE
Despite the ruling of the court, known this Friday, the regio riogordeño, Antonio Alés, has explained to SUR that the full investiture will not be held tomorrow, as it does not give time to make the relevant call, taking into account that it was already proclaimed that the constitution of the plenary session would be on July 5, "due to legal deadlines we have to wait for that day," he remarked. This will entail the delay in the constitution of the Provincial Council of Malaga, as happened four years ago, at that time for a resource in the municipality of Fuente de Piedra.
On this occasion, in addition to Riogordo will not be constituted on Saturday the City of Mijas for a contentious-electoral appeal of Vox to determine who is the record obtained by the party itself in the last election. Both are expected on July 5. While both municipalities are constituted, in the Diputación de Málaga PP and Ciudadanos have reached an agreement for the next four years.
"It was a material error, we still had an absolute majority, but it is fair to claim that seventh councilman, because it is what the people voted and confirms that we are working well and that the neighbors have valued it at the polls", manifested the alderman, who will remain in office until next July 5. Alés governs in Riogordo since 2011, first in a pact with the PA and in 2015 with an absolute majority.