Countess or Communist for Mayor of Madrid

Will the next mayor of Madrid be the Countess or the Communist? In one corner, 63 year old Esperanza Aguirre, a countess and veteran politician who is a devout admirer of the late Margaret Thatcher. In the other 71 year old Manuela Carmena, a retired judge and former communist party member who describes herself as a “hugging grandma”.
The two ideologically opposite women are leading the showdown for the job of mayor of Madrid. This is seen as one of the most closely watched electoral battles to emerge from the political and social transformation gripping Spain.



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