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'I want to be an honest politician'

(The Local) In a week dominated by corruption scandals, transport tragedies and forest fires, one story out of Spain has put a more positive spin on the country. Meet Spain’s first ever town councillor with Down Sydrome, Ángela Covadonga Bachiller.

On Monday Bachiller began her job as a representative for Spain’s conservative Popular Party in Valladolid — a role she took on after the previous holder of the post was forced to resign over corruption charges.

“I don’t like dishonest politicians and those who don’t work for the people,” Bachiller told Spain’s La Vanguardia newspaper recently.