Mayoress Carolina Gracia presented her candidacy for the Municipal Elections on Saturday night at a ceremony held in La Lonja. It was an assembly at which she had the support of Josefina Bueno, head of the list for Alicante to the Valencian Parliament and Minister for Innovation, Universities, Science and the Digital Society, as well as Toñi Serna, Autonomous Secretary of socialist mayors of the Vega Baja.

Also in attendance were members of the public along with representatives of many businesses, associations and charities from the municipality of Orihuela.

Gracia spoke of the work that has been carried out by her six councillors who took over the management of the Council “when Orihuela most needed it”  enabling the provision of an alternative to a government that, at all levels, “was mired in a manifest inability to respond to its foremost challenges”.

In the last year Gracia said that she was able to form a city council based on “mutual trust, respect and balance in decisions, in which the scale was always tilted in the search for progress, the safeguarding of legality and the defence of Orihuela and its people.”

She highlighted the work that has been carried out in managing to unlock issues such as the Oriol Residence, the start-up of services of SASEM (Care and Follow-up Service for Mental Illness) as well as the steps she has taken to ensure that the municipality has land available for a Sports City.

Josefina Bueno highlighted the great work that Gracia and her councillors have carried out in just one year as she called for voters to turn out in great numbers on 28M and revalidate Carolina Gracia as the mayor in the very best interests of the people of Orihuela.