The Malta Independent 17 December 2018, Monday

AD to field three candidates for the European Parliament elections

Saturday, 17 November 2018, 13:53 Last update: about 30 days ago

Alternattiva Demokratika - The Green Party's Executive has approved three candidates the European Parliament elections which will be held in May 2019.

Ralph Cassar, Secretary General said: "We have three experienced candidates, reflecting the principles of AD and of the European Green Party. Our principles and policies focus on people and not on the interests of corporations. We are for a social Europe, for policies which protect and improve people's quality of life. For a healthy environment and an economy which serves people rather than a neoliberal laissez-faire economy where strong interests prevail over the common good. A Green vote is a strong message in favor of consistency, effective and serious policies and clean politics. It is a vote of principle, not a vote of convenience. It is a vote against the friends of friends mentality, in favour of transparency and accountability. It is not excluded that more candidates join the party's list."

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Candidates (from left)

Mina Tolu is a 27-year-old LGBTQI, activist who has contributed to campaigns for LGBTQI, women, and youth rights for the past 8 years in Malta and internationally. Mina believes that only by electing green politicians can we ensure a future in which our economy, our quality of life, and our planet will no longer be held hostage by big corporations that put profit before people. Mina is a B. Communications graduate.

Carmel Cacopardo, AD Chairperson since 2017. Architect. A graduate of the University of Malta and the University of Staffordshire in the UK. Married to Mirian and father of Martina and Dario. Author of the book 'Time for Radical Change. The Introduction of Eco-taxation in Malta'.  

Arnold Cassola, co-founder of Alternattiva Demokratika (1989), was elected Secretary General of the European Green Party (1999-2006) and Member of the Italian Parliament (2006-2008). As an academic he recovered in Rome the earliest dictionary of the Maltese language (17th century), in Istanbul the Ottoman manuscripts on the Siege of Malta (1565), in Madrid the epic poem La Maltea (1582) about the Great Siege and in Athens the extensive Melitensia collection belonging to Joannes Gennadius.  

 

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