Since September 8, the Orihuela Costa Independence Party (PIOC) has been a legal political party.
They can now represent the inhabitants of Orihuela Costa in the municipal elections next May, announced PIOC member Peter Houghton.
“The people of the coast have been neglected for too long and disrespected by the local government of Orihuela,” he said. “PIOC knows exactly how they feel, as the founders all live on the coast.”
Peter pointed out that there would be an opportunity to join forces with local businesses, associations and “hopefully” CLARO.
This local party had struggled for 16 years to make a difference, he said, after twice trying to run in previous elections without success.
“Recently, PIOC offered an olive branch to CLARO to form a common list of candidates for the coast,” Peter said. “To this day, they disagree that working together would be beneficial. We can only hope they change their mind later.
PIOC aims to represent the whole of Orihuela Costa, a diverse multicultural community where integration and respect are the key to the future.
“The new party will be holding information clinics throughout Orihuela Costa in the coming months to help anyone who wants to know how to register on the Padron and, more importantly, how to register to vote,” Peter said.
“You have a vote, you can use it in next year’s election on May 28, 2023.”
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