The Malta Independent 18 August 2019, Sunday

PD leader Godfrey Farrugia surprise addition to MEP race

Saturday, 20 April 2019, 18:21 Last update: about 5 months ago

Partit Demokratiku Leader Godfrey Farrugia is a surprise last-minute addition to the race for a seat at the European Parliament.

He submitted his nomination for the upcoming MEP elections today, bringing the total number of PD candidates to four.

He will join PD candidates Anthony Buttigieg, Martin Cauchi Inglott and Camilla Appelgren on the ballot sheet.


Partit Demokratiku said in a statement it believes that democracy in Malta is becoming progressively more compromised and therefore increasingly jeopardised, not least because of the collusion of the two big parties which have turned the Maltese Parliament into a stage for bogus debates to rubberstamp pre-determined outcomes.

In this sad and dangerous state of governance, PD said it decided to do its utmost to restore decency and credibility to the ailing political landscape which is costing Malta its reputation, its hopes for sustainable development and a healthy future for its upcoming generations.

PD invites the electorate to consider it as their instrument of choice to fix the worsening political scenario, and to put Malta and Gozo back on the road to a healthy democracy amd sustainability.

In a Facebook post this morning, the party said that following a meeting requested by deputy leader Timothy Alden, it had asked Farrugia to contest the election. 

“Following a discussion called for by Deputy Leader Timothy Alden, we, the undersigned MEP candidates and members of the Executive of Partit Demokratiku, are requesting you, the Leader of our Party, to contest the upcoming MEP elections for the sake of our country,” read the post.

In his own Facebook post, uploaded shortly after, Farrugia confirmed that he had accepted the suggestion.

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