This is the face of Angeles Muñoz surrounded by well wishers at last Saturday's meeting to present her electoral team. From May 25th she will be Marbella's next Mayoress.
And what a meeting it was! As slick as any presidential campaign we waved flags and for 40 minutes watched large screen multimedia presentations of Angeles Muñoz visiting the different neighbourhoods and associations in San Pedro and Marbella.
It took her 10 minutes to work her way down the aisle in the large Palacio de Congresos in Marbella, followed by the two national Partido Popular heavyweights Javier Arenas and Mariano Rajoy who had come to back her campaign. Listening to her speak eloquently and with conviction it was worth the wait.
I believe Angeles Muñoz will lead us back into the mainstream of politics in Spain after years of isolation and that she will normalise and restore the relations with outside institutions which have been missing for so long.
I also believe that only Angeles Muñoz and her new team of Municipal counsellors will be capable of giving Marbella back the dignity and prestige that it deserves.
As I walked out it was good to feel that Marbella is on the move again and that a a new group of honest and hardworking fellow citizens are ready to work in the best interests of the town again after so many years.
Update: 8/10/10 Things have moved on incredibly since the fraud and corruption of our last two mayors. Marbella must now be one of the safest town halls in Spain to buy property in.