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Spain: Ambitious 95-year-old mayoral candidate eager to enhance her hometown02:25

Spain: Ambitious 95-year-old mayoral candidate eager to enhance her hometown

Spain, Patones
May 24, 2019 at 13:49 GMT +00:00 · Published

Maria del Rosario Testa, a 95-year-old mayoral candidate for the town of Patones de Arriba, shared her thoughts on what she intends to change if elected, on Friday.

Testa's party is called 'Abuelas por Patones', translated as 'Grandmothers for Patones', and consists of six more women, with the youngest one being 63 years old.

"You have to have grandchildren, or will not be able to join [the party]. We do it like this because we want our project to bloom in future next to our grandchildren, so they can say 'the grandmothers were right'," stressed Testa, who is also known as 'Charito.'

Despite a rather significant age gap between herself and the youngest candidate who is 19, Testa, as the reported oldest candidate in Spain for the post of mayor, is sure she knows the best way to upgrade the town.

Her main concerns are lack of parking places for tourists, who flood the town, and the apparent necessity to build a new, larger nursing home.

Spanish municipal elections in over 8,000 municipalities will be held on May 26.

Spain: Ambitious 95-year-old mayoral candidate eager to enhance her hometown02:25
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Maria del Rosario Testa, a 95-year-old mayoral candidate for the town of Patones de Arriba, shared her thoughts on what she intends to change if elected, on Friday.

Testa's party is called 'Abuelas por Patones', translated as 'Grandmothers for Patones', and consists of six more women, with the youngest one being 63 years old.

"You have to have grandchildren, or will not be able to join [the party]. We do it like this because we want our project to bloom in future next to our grandchildren, so they can say 'the grandmothers were right'," stressed Testa, who is also known as 'Charito.'

Despite a rather significant age gap between herself and the youngest candidate who is 19, Testa, as the reported oldest candidate in Spain for the post of mayor, is sure she knows the best way to upgrade the town.

Her main concerns are lack of parking places for tourists, who flood the town, and the apparent necessity to build a new, larger nursing home.

Spanish municipal elections in over 8,000 municipalities will be held on May 26.

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