PD to contest by elections, admits it 'cannot succeed' in stopping Delia

Despite acknowledging that the party cannot win the by election, Partit Demokratiku has made the decision to contest the by election, arguing that its standards of good governance 'morally obliged them to intervene'

Denise Grech
24 September 2017, 5:35pm
Last updated on 24 September 2017, 5:39pm
Marlene Farrugia (centre) with the other executives of the Partit Demokratiku
Marlene Farrugia (centre) with the other executives of the Partit Demokratiku
The executive of Partit Demokratiku has unanimously decided that its candidates will contest the by elections, despite being "fully aware that it cannot succeed in blocking the newly elected PN leader from entering Parliament."

In its statement, the PD said that it does not believe the current leader of the Nationalist party epitomises the necessary qualities of a leader and that as "watchdog", the party must continue to press for redirection where required.

"The credentials of the PN leader will not go far in giving credibility to the Opposition or the potential alternative government it aims to portray," the PD continued.

Arguing that its principles of good governance have "morally obliged them to intervene", the PD said that it will be watching the PN Opposition and Government alike.

“Partit Demokratiku intends for there to be a strong Opposition and will ensure this by not compromising on fundamental values,” it insisted.