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Residents have their say on the street of shame

PEGO residents have been given a short-list of six new names to replace Calle Zaplana, named after the disgraced former…

By Simon Russell , in Costa Blanca North , at March 13, 2019 Tags:

PEGO residents have been given a short-list of six new names to replace Calle Zaplana, named after the disgraced former Valencian President. Three of the alternatives are named for well-known figures from the Marina Alta town, two of them female. They are composer Dolores Sendra, political party founder Carmelo Sendra Martinez and Pepita Estela Sastre, a well-known teacher from the town.

The other three options are Carrer de la Llibertat, Carrer d’Accio Urgent and Carrer La Crosta, the latter referring to the gastronomic history of Pego. Citizens can vote for their favourite on the municipal website until 24 March. The street was originally named after Eduardo Zaplana who is now on trial in connection with a major corruption case; the decision was taken last year to rename it due to this scandal.