Mar­lene Far­ru­gia elected Par­tit Demokratiku leader at first AGM

Malta Independent - - NEWS - Kevin Schem­bri Or­land

In­de­pen­dent MP Mar­lene Far­ru­gia was elected leader of the Par­tit Demokratiku, fol­low­ing an elec­tion for mem­bers dur­ing its first an­nual gen­eral meet­ing on Fri­day evening

The party was set up months af­ter Dr Far­ru­gia re­signed from the Labour Party.

Asked by this news­room on Fri­day whether this con­firms that she will be con­test­ing the next elec­tion, she said. "If the re­al­i­ties of the coun­try re­main as they are, I will con­test as leader of the Par­tit Demokratiku".

Dr Far­ru­gia also con­firmed that the PN did ap­proach her to start meet­ing and some dis­cus­sions had taken place and she would take this in­for­ma­tion back to the core group. Now that the ex­ec­u­tive is in place, she said the party can now dis­cuss mat­ters prop­erly.

She said, "As I have said in the past, the coun­try needs a united Op­po­si­tion front to of­fer an al­ter­na­tive gov­ern­ment in the up­com­ing gen­eral elec­tion. As to whether it will hap­pen, what will hap­pen and how it will work still needs to be dis­cussed be­tween our mem­bers. What is cer­tain is that come Mon­day, we will start vis­it­ing houses as the Par­tit Demokratiku".

Dr An­thony But­tigieg was elected Deputy Leader, Gen­eral Sec­re­tary Karl Camil­leri, En­gi­neer Dun­can Bon­nici is trea­surer, and Monique Agius is Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer.

In ad­di­tion, the four mem­bers elected to the party’s Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil are Pro­fes­sor Matthew Mon­te­bello, Cather­ine Far­ru­gia, Alex Clay­man and Carmel Pol­i­dano.

The ex­ec­u­tive’s term is two years.

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