A double political whammy in Javea

BELGIUM born Doris Courcelles officially resigned from her position as Javea Bloc councillor responsible for intercultural relations, town services and environment last Thursday. This follows a dramatic few days during which she broke ranks with her Bloc party by submitting a letter asking for the decision to purchase the long running saga of Jávea´s Old Town Underground Car Parks to be revoked, commenting that at the time, she had not been sufficiently informed of the consequences.

Doris Courcelles told the EWN that she had been unhappy working under the Monfort administration for some time and although she had disagreed with many decisions, she kept her head down and concentrated on doing the job she was paid to do to the best of her ability.

But eventually she decided she had come to the end of the road and that it was time to make a stand.

By signing a letter of resignation, Doris Courcelles automatically renounces all the official trappings of being a councillor, including salary and reverts back to being just another tax paying member of the community – or will she bounce straight back?

Within minutes of making her resignation announcement to the EWN, she dropped another bombshell. Too young to retire, she was switching her political allegiance to the Javea socialist party and would be presenting herself for re-election next May under the PSOE banner.

She added that all these recent decisions had been reached after a great deal of discussions and soul searching, but hoped that once again, she would eventually be in a position to continue her responsibilities of encouraging integration in the community and re-connecting with the many international groups she had established good relationships with over the last four years.

A delighted Jose Chulvi, leader of the local PSOE welcomed her with open arms saying that Doris Courcelles was one of the most liked and respected member’s of local government and as such, would form a vital part of the PSOE’s team in achieving the Jávea Town Hall‘s transition to the 21st century, through an efficient, citizen-friendly and transparent administration.

By Benny Davis

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