Newly-formed PIOC party foresees a future for united Orihuela Costa (Alicante)

PIOC PARTY: Two of the founder members Photo credit: PIOC

INDEPENDENCE is the only difference between PIOC and CLARO,  separate parties whose other objectives are identical. 

“The next few elections will not be a referendum for independence from Orihuela but more about decentralisation of power towards Orihuela Costa,” said Peter Houghton, a member of newly-formed PIOC.

“This means a fairer Budget, a cultural centre, improved services and infrastructure, amongst other goals.”
He went on to explain  PIOC’s objective of seeking a solution to Orihuela Costa’s lack of municipal services, together with the collaboration of CLARO, associations, businesses and groups.

“Complaining is not enough,” Peter argued.  “Councillors come to the coast with great pronouncements, promise everything but do not deliver. The time for talking is almost over, it’s time for unity and to act.” 

He also said the time had come to put egos away and think how best to serve Orihuela Costa: “Otherwise other parties who do not act in the best interests of the coast will benefit.”

PIOC continued to extend an olive branch to CLARO and its membership, he said.

“Let us unite and put representatives on a unique Orihuela candidates list. Forget this one word that divides us and think of all the other objectives that we agree on,” Peter declared.


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