Influential support for Vila in Costa Blanca

EMERGENCIA FEMINISTA: Generalitat vice-president (third right) Monica Oltra Photo credit: Teuladas-Moraira town hall

MONICA OLTRA, vice-president of the Generalitat joined Teulada-Moraira’s women for the recent Emergencia Feminista demonstrations.

Her presence was hardly surprising, as Oltra also heads the regional government’s Equality and Inclusive Policies department, but there was also a clear underlying message in her choice of Teulada-Moraira.

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Oltra belongs to the Compromis party as does Teulada-Moraira mayor, Rosa Vila, who was sworn in as local mayor last June.

This followed a surprise turnaround following the municipal elections when the Partido Popular, which had controlled Teulada-Moraira town hall for decades, failed to obtain an overall majority.

Against all expectations and ignoring party orders, the newly-elected Ciudadanos councillors supported Vila’s candidacy, a decision they later paid with expulsion from their party.


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