Clara Luquero is now officially former mayor of Segovia after eight years in office, with a farewell speech before the plenary that took notice of her resignation, full of emotion and unshed tears. Luquero has assured that “we can make a positive balance of our management”, because a mayor is nothing without her team. “In this life everything has a beginning and an end. The time has come to say goodbye, she reflected at the beginning of her speech, which she ended with the phrase: «See you in Segovia».

Luquero has quoted García Márquez: “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” Words addressed directly to Segovian men and women. “I will always be infinitely grateful to you.” After her speech, with part of the pages written by computer and printed, and other paragraphs in her own handwriting, the already former mayor received a very long ovation of more than four minutes, with the municipal corporation standing up as well as the guests in the stands.

The deputy general secretary of the PSOE, Adriana Lastra, attended Luquero’s farewell ceremony; the general secretary of the PSOE of Castilla y León, Luis Tudanca; the general secretary of the PSOE of Segovia, José Luis Aceves, and of the Local Group, José Bayón, as well as the spokesman in the Provincial Council, Máximo San Macario, the attorney José Luis Vázquez and the senator Ana Agudíez.

Luquero has addressed his colleagues in the socialist group to tell them that they have had to govern “in difficult times”, with the blows of the economic crisis, and the government regulations that put limits on “local autonomy”, with “rules that they strangled the town councils». Not forgetting the pandemic, which brought “death, pain and necessary restrictions.”

Clara Luquero will continue as councilor of the Segovia City Council until next Saturday, when she resigns from the act, after voting Clara Martín as her successor, of whom she once again said that she is prepared to be “a much better mayor than I could have been.” ».

Luquero was the first mayor of the city, replacing Pedro Arahuetes, who resigned in March 2014. With Arahuetes, she came to the town hall in 2003 to lead the areas of Culture and Tourism. “19 exciting years”, she has maintained in statements collected by Ical.