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Alternattiva Demokratika says general election must be called

Green party says 'farcical' political situation can only be solved through a general election.

4 September 2012, 12:00am
The Green party has called for a general election, in the wake of a decision by the Nationalist Party executive committee that has raised questions over the government's relations with MP Franco Debono.

Michael Briguglio, chairperson of Alternattiva Demokratika - The Green Party said: "The current political situation is a farce which can only be solved through a general election. We've all had enough of backbench threats, guessing games, an opportunist and populist Labour Party and of a Nationalist government which is procrastinating to make full use of its power of incumbency."

Briguglio was referring to yesterday's decision in the PN executive to reconfirm an election ban on MP Franco Debono, for voting in favour of an Opposition motion that led to the resignation of home affairs minister Carm Mifsud Bonnici.

The Nationalist government's one-seat majority was only recently lost after MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando broke off from the party, staying in parliament as an independent MP and with an agreement to be consulted by the Prime Minister on government policy and other non-party manifesto policies.

Christian Thorn
Franco Debono wahdu u l-Partit tieghu ghandu siggu fil-parlament u l-AD bil-professuri kollha li ghandha ma ghandhiex wiehed!
Charroll
Alternativa Democratika may have some sound policies in working for a Cleaner and Better Environment - and that is very commendable - but breaking through the Two-Party Electoral System in any country is a very difficult. One of the most fundamental issues we see here watching in from across the waters (and it is equally reflected by other Parties) attempting to break in to the hegemony of a “”Polarised” Two Party” State is difficult.. One clear fundamental issue is that the name “Alternativa Democratika” conveys very little message in its title as to what it stands for! We may know that it is the Environmental “Green” Party but the message is conveyed through a different idiom. The term “Alternative Democratic” is one which does not grab you when it is raised. We know that it is an Environmental and a “Green” Party, but all across the World the Public are aware that that which has been raised by an Environmentally inclined or Green Party as policy one eventually gets subsumed in to every day politics: remember even “Green Peace” had that issue! Now even when Green Parties enter politics in a major way look at what happens? Take Ireland, for instance it was a disaster in the making by the Green Party for not claiming the higher ground in the Coalition. They had the opportunity to turn around the largest areas of Policy at the time, Incineration of Waste, and yet they ignored their Party following on their greed to gain power. So what is to be done? There is, now, a current parallel with Ireland and Mauritius and many places elsewhere. The Government has recently placed an advert in the Malta Government Press Journal for an Incineration Plant for its waste (they call it Waste to Energy) but this is plain and simple Incineration! This is a current advertisement raised during the summer season, a ploy by WasteServ and the Civil Service working under the Minister of Resources and Rural Affiars, so as to avoid publicity! Well they have now got the publicity! Now AD can raise it as a major Political Issue just before the General Election is called. (It is too late afterwards as the closing date for responses is the End of September 2012!) And you will know that apart from the environmental issues for this incineration proposal it is totally unaffordable. It will cost over €1500 Million in the proposed 25 year life time of the incineration plant! This in fact need not be so, for there is already a proposal to do manage this issue in Malta by converting it to Biofuels at no cost to the Government. AD, TAKE NOTE, SAY NO TO THE MALTA INCINERATION PLANT NOW and get it on the Agenda before the General Election. The People of Malta need you to work for them here.
Charroll
Alternativa Democratika: Say NO TO INCINERATION IN MALTA! Alternativa Democratika may have some sound policies in working for a Cleaner and Better Environment - and that is very commendable - but breaking through the Two-Party Electoral System in any country is a very difficult. One of the most fundamental issues we see here watching in from across the waters (and it is equally reflected by other Parties) attempting to break in to the hegemony of a “”Polarised” Two Party” State is difficult.. One clear fundamental issue is that the name “Alternativa Democratika” conveys very little message in its title as to what it stands for! We may know that it is the Environmental “Green” Party but the message is conveyed through a different idiom. The term “Alternative Democratic” is one which does not grab you when it is raised. We know that it is an Environmental and a “Green” Party, but all across the World the Public are aware that that which has been raised by an Environmentally inclined or Green Party as policy one eventually gets subsumed in to every day politics: remember even “Green Peace” had that issue! Now even when Green Parties enter politics in a major way look at what happens? Take Ireland, for instance it was a disaster in the making by the Green Party for not claiming the higher ground in the Coalition. They had the opportunity to turn around the largest areas of Policy at the time, Incineration of Waste, and yet they ignored their Party following on their greed to gain power. So what is to be done? There is, now, a current parallel with Ireland and Mauritius and many places elsewhere. The Government has recently placed an advert in the Malta Government Press Journal for an Incineration Plant for its waste (they call it Waste to Energy) but this is plain and simple Incineration! This is a current advertisement raised during the summer season, a ploy by WasteServ and the Civil Service working under the Minister of Resources and Rural Affairs, so as to avoid publicity! Well they have now got the publicity! Now AD can raise it as a major Political Issue just before the General Election is called. (It is too late afterwards as the closing date for responses is the End of September 2012!) And you will know that apart from the environmental issues for this incineration proposal it is totally unaffordable. It will cost over €1500 Million in the proposed 25 year life time of the incineration plant! This in fact need not be so, for there is already a proposal to do manage this issue in Malta by converting it to Biofuels at no cost to the Government. AD, TAKE NOTE, SAY NO TO THE MALTA INCINERATION PLANT NOW and get it on the Agenda before the General Election. The People of Malta need you to work for them here.
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