Maria Herminia Padial (City Councilor of El Ejido), was today notified her party of her resignation. Although the mayor did not make any statements to IDEAL, she sent a short statement in which she stated that there had been a "bifurcation" with her party colleagues regarding how to approach and resolve certain problems that arise every day. She has decided to leave El Ejido's City Council because she understands politics as an exercise of responsibility, commitment.
The Citizens councilor assured her that she said goodbye with the "reminiscence of not being able to complete this stage, but firm in my decision I will resign from mine position." He stated, "I will never be capable of thanking enough the people who gave me the chance to discover what true political is for me, and the politics of street which has allowed us to approach our fellow citizens, listen to and understand them to help them as best as we can from our position, with dedication.
Padial wanted to be clear that he "always opted for working as a politician in a constructive manner, which is what i have done", he writes in a note, saying goodbye and thanking his colleagues, El Ejido City Council, and all his neighbors.
The Citizens councilor was the fourth and final position on the list of councilors of formation in El Ejido. She holds a law degree from the University of Navarra. She is also a court lawyer in the judicial districts of El Ejido and Almeria. Miguel Angel Mateo will take her place if she does not resign. Mateo was fifth in the candidacy.
Sources within the party's leadership in El Ejido have assured IDEAL they were unaware of Padial's resignation. Cecilio Vargas, his spokesman at City Council, has resisted making any statements about this matter.