8 October 2003

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MLP national executive gives Cuschieri radio go-ahead

The Labour Party national executive on Monday decided that Manwel Cuschieri may continue with his twice-weekly radio programme, despite him contesting the post of party president.
The decision is also expected to benefit secretary general contender, Wenzu Mintoff, who also has a daily half-hour programme on Super One radio. The move has irked other contenders, who maintain that the decision gives Mr Cuschieri and Dr Mintoff an unfair advantage over their competitors.
Candidates who threw their nominations for the various administrative posts were asked to leave Monday’s national executive meeting, The Malta Financial and Business Times was told.
Mr Cuschieri returned to the airwaves, after an absence of more than three months, last Monday with a 45-minute programme. He will also conduct another 45-minute programme on Fridays.
The decision to allow Manwel Cuschieri to return to Super One Radio is a compromise reached between the MLP reformers and Sant loyalists, The Malta Financial and Business Times was told by party delegates.

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