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Eduardo de Castro González (born 3 March 1957) is a Spanish public servant and politician who currently serves as the Mayor-President of the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Since 2015 he has been a member of the Assembly of Melilla.

Eduardo de Castro
Mayor-President of Melilla
Assumed office
15 June 2019
Preceded byJuan José Imbroda
Member of the Assembly of Melilla
Assumed office
15 June 2015
Personal details
Born
Eduardo de Castro González

(1957-03-03) 3 March 1957 (age 62)
Melilla, Spain
Political partyCitizens (Cs)
Alma materUniversity of Granada

BiographyEdit

De Castro was born in Melilla in 1957. He studied labor relations at the University of Granada. From a young age, he worked as a public servant for the Ministry of the Interior of Spain and the Government of Melilla, including coordination and management jobs.[1]

In 2015, De Castro became involved in politics, and he was designated candidate of the political party Citizens for Mayor-President of Melilla. In the 2015 Melilla Assembly election, Citizens obtained 2 out of 25 seats.[2]

In the 2019 Melilla Assembly election, De Castro repeated as candidate of Citizens for Mayor-President. Citizens obtained 1 out of 25 seats, De Castro's own seat. At the investiture vote held on 15 June 2019, De Castro put forward his candidature for Mayor-President. With the support of the Coalition for Melilla (8 seats) and the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (4 seats), he earned the vote of an absolute majority of members (13 out of 25 members) and was elected as Mayor-President, ending the nineteen-year tenure of his predecessor Juan José Imbroda.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Melillense de 62 años diplomado en Relaciones Laborales y funcionario que tuvo la idea de dirigir a Ciudadanos en la ciudad". Melilla Hoy (in Spanish). 2019-06-16. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  2. ^ Sánchez, Paqui (2019-06-16). "Eduardo de Castro, de trabajar en la cárcel al sillón presidencial de Melilla". El Mundo (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  3. ^ "El único diputado de Cs se convierte en el nuevo presidente de Melilla en una sesión bronca con el PP al grito de "traidor"". Melilla Hoy (in Spanish). 2019-06-15. Retrieved 2019-07-05.