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Mayor's wife sings cringeworthy tribute

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Mayor's wife sings cringeworthy tribute
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14:20 CET+01:00
It might not be something likely to catch on with Michelle Obama or Samantha Cameron anytime soon, but one politician's wife in Spain decided to show support, during a local council meeting, through the medium of song.

She launched into the self-penned song about the many successes of her husband, Popular Party (PP) politician, Ángel Nozel.

The wife of Nozel, the Mayor of Mijas, Andalusia, sang to the tune of Resisteré (I will resist) by Spanish group Duo Dynamico.

The impromptu ballad was recorded and uploaded to Youtube by the Mijas branch of the PP, quickly making the rounds of Spanish social media, where most commenters found it utterly cringeworthy.

"This is the most embarrassing thing I’ve seen in a long time," Diego Fernandez Barreiro commented on the Youtube video.

Spanish daily El Mundo commented that this is what happens when traditional parties try to harness the power of social media in their campaigning, something which rising left-wing protest party, Podemos, has done so well.

They have "no fear of looking ridiculous" the Spanish newspaper wrote. 

The video shows the woman taking to the microphone, reading from a piece of paper as she lists some of her husband’s great achievements as mayor, which include "cleaning up the beaches" and "creating vegetable patches for old people".

A selection of lyrics from the two-minute long song:

You created an amazing Mijas

You cleaned up beaches, the mountains and the city…

I vouch, I will vote for you again,

I want you as mayor for four more years,

You’ve created vegetable patches for the elderly,

And congratulate them as they turn a year older.  

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