The Malta Independent 1 February 2023, Wednesday
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Incoherent Opposition reflects on democratic governance of country - Alfred Sant

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 08:05 Last update: about 5 years ago

An incoherent Opposition will reflect on the democratic governance of the country.  Government needs an Opposition with consistent criticism whilst providing alternatives to its policies, former Prime Minister and Maltese MEP Alfred Sant said on SMASH TV. 

“For evident reasons today we have a problem because we have a weak and divided Opposition. The PN is demoralized and not coherent with its declarations. This worries me a lot. If we look at the history of Malta since Independence, the PN – even if one didn’t share its views – was always coherent during Borg Olivier’s and Fenech Adami’s times. If the Opposition is not coherent, this will reflect on the democratic governance of the country.”

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Alfred Sant noted that when he returned to Malta in 1977, Eddie Fenech Adami was surrounded with the likes of Louis Galea, Guido de Marco, Ugo Mifsud Bonnici and Ċensu Tabone, all seasoned politicians. This doesn’t exist in today’s PN which looks as if it is suffering from the lack of human resources.

“One asks why is this? Is it because there has been so much economic expansion lately that talented individuals are preferring to make the best of the present circumstances for economic and social reasons rather than pursuing a political career within the PN?” asked Alfred Sant.

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