Spokesperson for the alternative APTCe political group in Torrevieja believes that legal proceedings against the government team in relation to overspending on the construction of the municipal theatre highlights their lack of management of the municipality.
Along with the PSOE and Los Verdes, the APTCe group filed a complaint in September against the government, for 3.5 million euro which was paid to the company NECSO, which is now part of Acciona.
This complaint supersedes a previous allegation in 2011 of 4.5 million euro being misspent, which Soler accepts, but still maintains that the money must still be returned.
Perhaps more worrying for the PP in Torrevieja is that a criminal corruption case such as this involves the current mayor, Eduardo Dolón, as well as former mayor and convicted criminal Pedro Hernández Mateo, along with councillors Joaquín Albaladejo, Loli Albaladejo, José Antonio Sánchez, Eduardo Gil Rebollo, Javier Montoro and Francisco Moreno.
In the Partido Popular provincial conference last week, members of the PP were expected to sign a new agreement that if they were charged in a corruption case, they would resign from their post. This notion was affirmed by the provincial president, José Císcar, in a radio interview after the conference, in which he was asked to confirm the status of the so called “red line” against corruption. Císcar confirmed, “I don´t know how many times we can repeat it”, anybody charged in a corruption case cannot stand for election.
Should the member of the government of Torrevieja be charged, the PP there would be in the same position as Orihuela, whereas hardly any of the known politicians would be allowed to stand for election in May, under the anti-corruption rules that their own party is trying to enforce in a bid to clean up their party image.
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