The Mayor of San Roque, José Vázquez Castillo, has died at the age of 71 years. Three days of official mourning have been declared.
José Vázquez Castillo died last night at the Hospital Clínico Universitario in Málaga while undergoing surgery.
Vázquez was born on June 20th 1937 in Tangier, but spent most of his life in San Roque, Cádiz, with his wife and five children.
At the end of the 1960’s, he joined the Partido Socialista Popular under Enrique Tierno Galván and campaigned prior to the first democratic elections in Spain. After the first democratic elections, the PSP merged with the PSOE.