Antonio Muñoz, the new mayor of Seville: Modern, fan of 'the last tango in Paris' and a couple of a writer

Family, introverted, and sociable, rigorous in his work and lover of culture. Antonio Muñoz (La Rinconada, Seville, 1959) has become mayor of Seville days bef

Antonio Muñoz, the new mayor of Seville: Modern, fan of 'the last tango in Paris' and a couple of a writer

Family, introverted, and sociable, rigorous in his work and lover of culture. Antonio Muñoz (La Rinconada, Seville, 1959) has become mayor of Seville days before the arrival of the Magi and after having passed the Covid asymptomatic with the third dose received.

Muñoz took Seville the MTV Awards, the Goya and those of European cinema, the Michelin Gala, the visit of Obama ... "We have already presented other candidatures, but the event organizers do not want to risk the pandemic. When I can, I would like the Goya to return. "

Antonio lives in La Alameda, in the center of Seville. He does not have a driver's license, he usually moves on foot and maintains a stable relationship for more than twenty years with the journalist and writer Fernando Piso. Muñoz never hid his sexual orientation and supports the LGTBI collective, because "sometimes we think that the rights achieved are consolidated, and suddenly you see that it is not like that. With the progress of the extreme right you have to try to eliminate cloud. And it is necessary to claim Normality and diversity, "he says.

Repiso published in 2020 the novel 6 women 6, in which genres mix and engage the reader from the beginning. "Of course I have read it, and also the new one that will take out in spring edited by planet," says Muñoz. Because he is an inveterate reader - also of international press. "As a very tired he is and a lot of work he has, the books do not lack". Nor does it quote him with the gym, at 7 o'clock in the morning.

Passionate about music, The Smiths is your reference group; He likes Indie and Electronics, Classical and Opera. "I am habitual of the Maestranza Theater; A four-hour opera can not go to see people." In Film he stays with Bertolucci and the last tango in Paris. And of meals, "it's easier to say what I do not like, like viscera or salmon. Like much and I love the sardine sardines of Málaga."

And the beach. When Antonio was 3 years old, his father, who worked in construction, emigrated to Barcelona. Soon the company moved it to Malaga, and for that reason he went to school in Fuengirola. When his mother got sick, the family returned to the corner, where he studied Cou, to return to Malaga to study economics. "The atmosphere there was very political activity and I always identified myself more with left parties". He joined the PSOE in 1983, and debuted in politics as councilor in the corner.

For Antonio the family is the first. He loves the nephews of him, as if they were his children. He soon lost his parents, and three years ago he suffered a new blow. The older sister of him died. "For me she has been a clasp, especially these days I've had her present at all times, I'm sure she would be very happy," she says. Mercedes de Pablos adds that "she was the one who protected him, the one that every weekend filled with Tuppers the fridge, who prepared the festivities ... It was as if he had been orphaned for the second time." The friends of him always say that he "he is the most beautiful friend in the world; eclectic, very polite also privately, has a kind of internal elegance."

Add that "it is very intelligent, you never lose your composure, it is very punctual, serious in your work and maintains good relationship with the opposition and with the church, despite being a laity, it loves Holy Week from the street - it does not like The long and useless meetings, and it is very to form teams. At the same time, it has a huge sense of humor, and it is very enjoyed. He likes street and people, it is very affable in the treatment, respectful, and a convinced Europeanist ".

He loves to travel. He has visited Greenland, Iran or Patagonia. And when he travels, even in private and his pocket, he soaks everything. "I am a sponge. I look at the urban furniture, public spaces, I analyze the treatment of tourists, their services and cultural programming."

By becoming mayor, it has decided to take care of culture itself "because it is strategic and an economic engine of the city. I think you can make a more powerful bet, even in areas of social transformation, where it is serving to integrate many young people ", it states.

Hereinafter? "Make a policy of proximity, to solve everyday problems. But I also have a project in the head so that Sevilla is an international benchmark in culture and tourism, and at home once the inequalities of some peripheral neighborhoods. But for that I need help from The Junta de Andalucía and the central government ".

Updated Date: 07 January 2022, 21:47

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