Carmen Luisa Castro Dortamayor of Güímar from 2013 to 2019, will once again be the headliner of the People’s Party in the May 28 elections. On Friday she officially presented her candidacy in the Plaza de San Pedro, surrounded by a large group of militants and residents, and supported by the leading figures of the party in Tenerife such as Lope Afonso, Ana Zurita, Noelia García, Águeda Fumero and Antonio Alarcó .
On the electoral list, the great novelty is the presence at number 7 of Raquel Díaz, a Ciudadanos councilor until recently, while the other five popular councilors in the consistory continue: Francisco Hernández Armas, Francisco del Rosario, Socorro González, David Román and Daniel Pérez, who have maintained a fierce opposition to the PSOE-CC pact that has governed the municipality since 2019 over the last four years.
Luisi Castro is aware that “if the same results of 2019 are given, it is clear that we will not be able to govern, for which I ask the residents of Güímar for an absolute majority”, although he did not rule out a possible pact with the Canary Islands Coalition, “if we do not there is no choice,” he said. He rules out a pact with the PSOE, as happened in 2011 with Rafael Yanes, because “Airam Puerta has denounced me for objections”, among other reasons, he acknowledged yesterday in Onda Tenerife, with this sentence: “Before, Güímar was known as Save me, yes ; but now, because of corruption”.
For her, the irregular complaints and files that have occurred in Güímar with different works such as Las Bajas, Golete or the file of an engineer for the improper collection of works in Fátima “are consented to by the mayor, and he knows it. I do not share the way to proceed, when I knew it for a year and if it was not for the PP, when it brought it to the attention of the secretary, nothing would have been done.
Regarding the results in Güímar, Castro believes that the increase from 17 to 21 councilors “benefits the party with the most votes, and it will be us”, within a small range of options, only five parties.