Madeleine cop  turns to politics

Former lead investigator in the police case surrounding the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, Gonçalo Amaral, is turning his hand to politics as he runs for Câmara President in the municipality of Olhão.

The controversial police chief and author of Maddie, a Verdade da Mentira (Maddie, The Truth of the Lie), will be running as the PSD, Portugal’s social democratic party, candidate and is being backed by the Algarve MEP, Mendes Bota, also from the PSD party. Mendes Bota is to publically cement his support for Gonçalo Amaral during the latest presentation of Maddie, The Truth of the Lie at the Loulé municipal library on January 23 at 9.30pm.

Mendes Bota will be acting in his role as President of PSD Algarve at the meeting and is to present the controversial book to the public. Entry to the presentation is free and open to all members of the public.

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