On May 26, local elections were held and on June 15, municipalities are officially constituted. The start of the corporate mandate is a good time to make recommendations on public integrity and ethics, an opportunity to foster a culture of corruption prevention.
The Valencian Anti-Fraud Agency, in exercise of the functions attributed by its founding regulation, has addressed all elected positions with a recommendation on the decision-making process to achieve the general interest. The members of the local corporations are the democratically legitimized protagonists of this process, not exempt from the risk of corruption.
The recommendation emphasizes the importance of adequately managing corruption risks in this phase and suggests to elected officials that they know the principles and tools that the legal system makes available to minimize them, with full conviction of their usefulness, opportunity and reason to be.
Ultimately, the objective is to provide information that helps to consolidate political decisions from the perspective of public integrity and to strengthen the confidence of citizens in the powers and public institutions.
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Valencia, June 7 2019