Is the PP mayor of La Linea in or out? That is the question being asked in Gibraltar following the Spanish municipal elections, as the man has earned the wrath of many by his policies, poised to wreck good neighbourly relations.
Alejandro Sanchez managed to top the poll but with 11 seats it is not enough to gain an absolute majority. His fortunes may be down, but will he be out?
He needs to have at least 13 seats to secure his mayorship for another term. That means striking a pact with either the leftwing IU or the nationalist PA, neither of whom appear too keen to strike a deal with Sanchez.
If that is the case, the last days of Sanchez as mayor have arrived.
Political observers reckon that the PSOE, with 10 seats, will do a deal with both the IU and the PA - and if that is concluded, a socialist will be the new mayor of La Linea.
Such a move would bring about better relations between Gibraltar and La Linea.
Even if that happens, what about developments in Algeciras across the bay?
In Algeciras, another PP candidate regarded as anti-Gibraltar, Jose Ignacio Landaluce, is now to become the mayor of Algeciras, his party having obtained 16 seats - with the nearest rival, the PSOE, with only 6.
So, it might be a case of Sanchez ceasing to be a headache, and Landaluce replacing him!
What hope for Gib?