21 December 2018 - 13: 26
With just over five months to go before the municipal elections of 2019, the Gent coalition of Dénia-Center Unificat has announced its intention to attend the elections separately, although Center Unificat does not rule out coalitions with other parties with state representation.
This has been confirmed by his two leaders, Miguel Llobell and Pepa Font, during the Christmas lunch that they have shared with the media. Pepa Font has affirmed that her intention, to this day, is not to present herself as a candidate for mayor. Font considers that his group has people wanting to continue, although he is aware that, finding someone to be the head of the list "not so clear".
The centrist leader has acknowledged that it is working internally to establish possible integrations with other parties ahead of the elections next May. Font has ensured that they are open to all parties with the exception of PP, with those who do not contemplate any type of dialogue. Neither does he rule out joining forces with Gent de Dénia, although it will be a decision that would be taken later.
For his part, Miguel Llobell has claimed to be available to the party, although he has admitted that his intention is to give way to new faces and new ideas.
Balance of the legislature
Both councilors have claimed that they have worked "very comfortably" these four years of coalition in the opposition, although they are now aware that these coalitions do not add voters. They consider that they have made opposition but have also supported the government on specific issues.
Regarding the work of the government team, GDCU has lamented two particularly critical issues. On the one hand, the urgency with which they have worked, with more extraordinary than ordinary plenary sessions to discuss important issues in which they have not had time to study the points. In this sense, Pepa Font has stated that "I do not know if it is incapacity of management or that they do not know how to do otherwise.
The second critical point for GDCU has been urbanism, which they consider "the cornerstone of economic development". The councilors consider that the government team has worked "with more secrecy than they should" on this topic and have "turned its back on citizenship".