The Socialists of the Vega Baja are preparing themselves for the next municipal elections coming up in 2011. Their aim is to gain ground from the PP who control most of the 27 municipalities in the region.
Yesterday, they met in Dolores to choose the three members of their organising committee. They didn’t need a vote because their decisions to appoint: the mayor of Bigastro, Raul Valerio Medina, as the local coordinator; the lieutenant of mayor of Los Montesinos, Ana Belén Juárez, to be in charge of Mobilisation and María Asunción Salinas, Secretary General of the PSOE group in Catral, to be in charge of electoral action - were unanimous.
Our mayor, Raul Valerio, said it had been a positive meeting, where it was not necessary to vote. He was thankful to all the groupings for putting their trust in him and recognised the difficult task that he faces.
Raul Valerio Medina explained that the local committee, that replaces the local executive, must aim to coordinate and relate to the different local groupings, to create an internal organisation, to serve the municipalities and, mainly, to coordinate the region with the province and the autonomous government.
At the moment, out of the 27 municipalities of the region, the socialists hold; Pilar de la Horadada, Guardamar del Segura, Bigastro, San Fulgencio, Benferri , San Isidro, Los Montesinos and Redován. In the last elections the PSOE lost; Rojales, Rafal, Albatera and gained Redován.