27th Jun 2023 @ 9:02 am

Oswaldo Betancort, of the Coalición Canaria party, assumed the presidency of Lanzarote’s Cabildo yesterday.

Betancort won by just 69 votes over his main rival, the outgoing Socialist President María Dolores Corujo, in the May elections. However, a pact with the Partido Popular (PP)  ensured that his presidency was never in real doubt.

Betancort has been the Mayor of Teguise for the last 14 years, and his position as Mayor there has been taken over by his party colleague Olivia Duque, who will govern Teguise  with the support of the PP and Vox.

Betancort said the priority of the new government would be “social policies”, and stated that his objectives would include  a car park at Arrecife’s hospital and a housing plan. 

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