Leader and spokesman for APTCe, Domingo Soler Torregrosa asked to resign

DOMINGO SOLER Torregrosa, leader and spokesman for APTCe, is one of the most staunch and outspoken members of Torrevieja’s Opposition Parties.

As the former Deputy Mayor, it is common knowledge that he and former Mayor Pedro Hernadez Mateo had a major falling out, in part leading Soler to form his own independent political party for the last municipal elections.

Over the last few weeks Soler has spoken out against many of the decisions and actions of the ruling conservative PP Government.

These included: issues with the new ‘Free’ Bus Pass/Citizens Card; €200 Municipal football fee; and the possibility of the football program being tendered out to the highest bidder next May.

He also asked for the suspension of Torrevieja’s Novel Prize.

However, it seems that Soler may have overstepped his mark in criticizing certain people and decisions and as so he will have to appear before the Judge in Torrevieja’s Court No. 5, on Thursday October 13, as a defendant for an alleged crime of libel against the spokesman of Torrevieja’s Municipal Government and deputy of provincial tourism in Alicante, Joaquín Albaladejo Martínez.

The governing town hall team has called for the immediate resignation of Domingo Soler “for democratic health” until such a time that his court case is heard.

According to the ruling PP Council, Domingo Soler is “a man who, since losing the election last May 22, is dedicated solely to trying to discredit both politically and personally, the work being done by the council of the democratically elected Partido Popular by the citizens of Torrevieja, by absolute majority!”

The PP are requesting that Soler resign his position of alderman and have also asked for a “clear and forceful statement of other APTCe councillors in the municipality of Torrevieja, to express publicly whether they support and, or, are complicit in the actions and statements of the allegedly defamatory of Mr. Soler.”

By Keith Nicol

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