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Communication of the resignation to G.L.E. from W.B. Manuel Torres
COMMUNIQUE OF R.H. MANUEL TORRES
Òscar de Alfonso ha sido reelegido este sábado gran maestro (equivalente a presidente) de la Gran Logia de España (GLE), la principal obediencia masónica española por estructura y número de miembros. Se mantiene en el cargo desde 2010. En estas peculiares elecciones tan sólo concurrían dos candidatos: el continuista De Alfonso, que obtuvo 480 votos (59%), y el renovador Manuel Torres, que se quedó en 334 votos (41%). Los dos son abogados, originarios de Valencia, aunque el segundo ha desarrollado toda su carrera profesional en Barcelona.
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Through mere silence, the suggestion proposed by this candidate to meet up in a single act and jointly show the two projects and programs that must be the subject of election on March 10, has not been accepted.
Austerity transparency and accountability. The Treasury belongs to everyone.
We ought to vote in freedom and in conscience. The future of G.L.E. belongs to everyone.
Depending on your vote the G.L.E., benchmark of the ancient Landmarks, is for everyone.
Regularity requires ethics, aesthetics and open spirituality.
The date on which it is possible to establish the foundations of the future of the Spanish regular Freemasonry is approaching.
With the participation of all the brothers and integrating all the Masonic sensitivities that enrich our institution, we will achieve a positive, strengthening in order to obtain an initiatory command in which we achieve with effort and work the fullness that we all yearn and that was the reason for our decision to embark on this journey.
At the same time, we will be in a position to transmit to society the values and principles of the tradition that we have inherited from our ancestors.
You can count on many brothers involved in the project that I have the honor to lead with a sincere attitude of service to make it a reality. Obviously, we are open to continuing to incorporate all those Brethren, whatever their degree, that identify themselves with a promising future.
The progress and modernization of Freemasonry are demands of our personal commitment and our permanent contribution to humanity.
I remain, as always at your disposal, kind and fraternal salutations.
Manuel Torres Izquierdo
Manuel Torres Izquierdo
Attorney-in-office since January 1971. Deputy in the first legislature of Congress of the Deputies of the Spanish State and speaker of the Labour reform, (statutes of the workers and Basic Law of employment), he has been responsible of the chair of labour Law at the University of Barcelona and Professor of the Institute of Companies in Madrid. Member of the Spanish chapter of the Club of Rome.
Initiated into Freemasonry in December 1979 in France. Founding member of the Grand Lodge of Spain. He has been Grand Orador of the G.L.E., member of its Grand Governing Council from 2010 to 2016 and Grand Secretary of the G.L.E. He has been Great Chancellor of the Great Priory of Spain of the Masonic Orders of Temple and Malta, and Knight Commander. Active 33º degree Mason of the Supreme Grand Council of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish rite for Spain, in which he was Grand Orador and the delegate for Catalonia of its Sovereign Grand Commander. He is also a member of various bodies and orders of the Regular Freemasonry and London Grand Rank of the United Grand Lodge of England.