Alfarnate mayor steps down ‘for love’

The mayor of Alfarnate, José María Ruiz Lizana (PSOE), has decided to step down and is heading to Panama to start a family with his 31-year-old Panamanian girlfriend Doris Solis.

Manuel Rincón retires from politics

Manual Rincón, businessman and outspoken leader of the Pro Independence Group for Torre del Mar (GIPMTM) since 1985, has announced his resignation as a councillor and retirement from politics.

Esperanza Aguirre announces her resignation

The ‘iron lady’ of Madrid, Esperanza Aguirre, head of the regional government of Madrid for the past nine years and considered by many to be a possible successor to Mariano Rajoy as party (PP) leader, stepped down on Monday citing ‘personal reasons’ for her surprise decision.

Jerry Yang resigns from Yahoo!

Jerry Yang, co-founder of Yahoo!, has resigned from its board. Yang founded the company in 1995 with David Filo and was its chief executive from June 2007 until January 2009.

Resignation of Official Reporter in Ronda

The Official Reporter for Ronda, Manuel Garrido, has submitted his resignation citing personal and professional reasons for his decision. The mayor, María Paz Fernández, thanked him for his work and said that she will be looking at suitable replacements in the coming weeks.

Mayor of La Viñuela resigns

The Mayor of La Viñuela, Juan Millán (PSOE), has today handed in his official letter of resignation after the courts confirmed a sentence of 15 years and six months disqualification from public office in relation to two counts of urban planning violations.

PP Councillor resigns in Pizarra

At the first Council plenary session in Pizarra since the inauguration of the new Town Hall in February, The resignation was approved of the only Partido Popular member of the team, Diego Subire.

Manuel Chaves resigns

Manuel Chaves has resigned as President of the Junta de Andalucía, a post he has held for 19 years since being elected for the first time in 1990. The move is to enable him to take up a position in the national Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. Chaves will become third vice-president in the Central Government and Minister for …

Mayor of Casares announces resignation

The Mayor of Casares, Juan Sánchez, has announced that he will be resigning from his position as head of the Council, although he intends to remain a Councillor.

Justice Minister resigns

The Minister of Justice, Mariano Fernández Bermejo, has resigned from the Government following a scandal relating to a hunting trip in Andalucía. Sr Bermejo doesn’t have a license to hunt in Andalucía and several fellow ministers had been urging him to depart. Mariano Fernández Bermejo had been in charge at the Ministry of Justice for two years.