At the moment it is very difficult to escape politics in the island. With so much corruption in the courts, it cannot be for hope of future rewards. Out here in Mancor del Valle, as in many other small villages with their own town halls, and where everybody knows everybody else, elections are much more like UK locally. We got our independence for Selva in 1926 (very recent). At the time there was no money to pay for councillors, and although this has changed , the attitude has not. The last Mayor was in the job for eighteen years, and for the last six he decided to be independent. At present the incumbent is PP, but the attitude of the village has not changed much. The deputy is an ex hospital laboratory expert and teacher, whoever gets in, this beautiful lady will continue in the job, her father is the president of the highly successful old folks (Tercera Edad) club. The opposition (mostly PSOE), but mixed up with Independents, Greens etc have issued a brochure, with four pages of action for the future. Reading through them is like watching volunteers painting what we have with beautiful varnish (previously finding the money for the great activity of the village, made it extremely difficult to keep the buildings even clean.