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MAY 29, 2007

Valencia gets the green light from voters

The European Grand Prix in Valencia is no longer conditional on election results. The ruling Partido Popular dominated the polls in the Valencia region winning a landslide victory. The city's mayor Rita Barbera became the official with the highest ever level of support with a vote in her favour of 56.68% and 21 of the possible 33 councillors are her supporters. The regional government, headed by Francisco Camps, was also returned with a huge majority and this means that the Valencian authorities can now push ahead with their plans for a Grand Prix next year. The work on the planned circuit will begin shortly.