AD working for votes and a valley
Alternattiva Demokratika continued to push for voting
rights and the preservation of Kalkara valley in its election campaign
AD accused MLP Secretary General Jimmy Magro of being undemocratic in
the MLPs attempt to deny Arnold Cassola and others the right to
vote: "The Malta Labour Party Secretary General Jimmy Magro and
the MLP leadership is in a state of panic. The MLP leadership is justifying
it's undemocratic antics by targeting Prof. Arnold Cassola and in doing
so the democratic credentials of the party diminish by the minute,"
Green Party Secretary General Stephen Cachia said.
"Jimmy Magro is trying to justify the attempt to strike off Prof.
Arnold Cassola, a political opponent of his party, by quoting the law.
"At the same time the MLP Deputy Leader Dr. George Vella publicly
claimed to personally disagree with this. The law says that the persons
entitled to vote are those on the electoral register. Only if and when
an objection is upheld is the voter struck off and his or her voting
"Alternattiva Demokratika has never filed a single objection since
voting is a fundamental human right," Cachia added.
The Green Party is helping people who it claims are being denied the
right to vote because of a law that prevents those who have not lived
in Malta for six months of the last eighteen from voting.
AD believes the European Greens Secretary General, Arnold Cassola, will
still be able to vote despite the MLP objection against him.
Members of the Green Party stepped up a gear in protests against valley
development in Kalkara and one AD candidate was unceremoniously removed
from the site by police.
"One of Alternattiva Demokratikas priorities within the Kalkara
area shall be to lobby for Kalkara valley be safeguarded from destructive
"The planned developments shall have a negative effect on the quality
of life of Kalkara residents and will destroy the last lung in the area.
In this regard we reiterate our support for the organic farm operating
in the valley," AD candidate Chris Mizzi said.