The Malta Independent 4 August 2020, Tuesday

President should not be involved in public debate on ‘sensitive’ situation – Delia

Saturday, 11 July 2020, 07:24 Last update: about 24 days ago

Opposition Leader Adrian Delia said that the President should not be involved in a public debate on a sensitive situation he is deliberating on.

Delia was referring to a statement by a “group of unknown MPs”, in which they said that three constitutional experts have said that President George Vella has a constitutional obligation to remove Adrian Delia from the post of Opposition leader, given his loss of support.

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Delia said that the he made legal representations to the President when he was called for a meeting, and it is “not right” that the President is involved in a public debate.

He reaffirmed his loyalty to the paid up members and observance to the party statute, while also his loyalty to the oath he took as Opposition Leader.

Delia said he will continue to work for every Maltese and Gozitan “without fear or influence and with a clean conscience”.

In a parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday, which included two MEPs, Delia lost a secret confidence vote with a 19-11 result.

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