Repubblika approves first executive committee, to apply as voluntary organisation

The group was formed in November and has promised to promote principles including democratic life, free speech and personal freedoms

Left to Right: Sammi Davis, Secretary General Dr Robert Aquilina, President Marion Pace Asciaq, Treasurer Paula Fleri-Soler, Simon Sansone
Left to Right: Sammi Davis, Secretary General Dr Robert Aquilina, President Marion Pace Asciaq, Treasurer Paula Fleri-Soler, Simon Sansone

The newly set up civil society organization Repubblika yesterday approved the election of its first executive committee as well as the organisation’s statute.

In a statement, the group said it would be chaired by president Marion Pace Asciaq, Robert Aquilina as secretary general and Paula Fleri-Soler as treasurer.

“Forty people from all walks of life in Malta yesterday night formally set up ‘Repubblika’, a non-governmental organisation that wants to promote democracy and the rule of law in Malta,” Repubblika said.

The group said it would apply with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations and the Register for Legal Persons as required by law.

“Repubblika has been set up to promote civil rights, democratic life, the rule of law, free speech, personal freedoms, social inclusion, environmental conservation, economic sustainability and equality of access, by means of active participation in the national discourse and related educational, social and charitable initiatives,” read the statement.   

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