Asuncion Mayoral, ostracised member of the CLr political group and unassigned councillor of Orihuela, aims to table a motion in the plenary meeting that prevents politicians accused in corruption cases from standing for election.
Of course should the motion be tabled it would rely on the majority seat holders agreeing to the move, a position held by the Partido Popular who also have the most politicians at risk of therefore being excluded on account of the cases against them already.
However, still considering a positive outcome, Mayoral says that she hopes to have the votes from the entire Municipal Corporation because it will show commitment from all parties “not to allow people who are being investigated for crimes related to public administration to continue in public office”.
Mayoral also explained that many cities that have already adopted a similar agreement unanimously, as in the case of Alicante, where numerous corruption cases are also progressing, as “Keeping a political liability when you are charged is irresponsible”, she said.
Mayoral also wants to raise the point in parliament, with a proposal for special courts to be created to deal with political corruption, as has already been the case in other areas of public protection such as gender violence, as this would relieve the pressure on the judicial system and ease the process of proceedings in such cases, whilst providing a platform of defence for those accused.
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