The Malta Independent 24 September 2020, Thursday

Bernard Grech set to be contender who will face Adrian Delia in PN leadership election

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 15:55 Last update: about 3 months ago

Bernard Grech is set to be the contender who will face Adrian Delia in the upcoming PN leadership election, sources within the PN told The Malta Independent

Grech has said in the recent days that he was evaluating the support he had and talking to PN MPs and members about a potential run at the party’s leadership post.

Sources within the PN said that the anti-Delia Group had met on Monday with four of the potential candidates – PN MEP Roberta Metsola, PN MP Therese Comodini Cachia, PN Executive Committee member Mark Anthony Sammut and lawyer Bernard Grech, where it was decided that the four potential candidates would meet and decide between them who will be the unifying contender.

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The sources said that the four met alone On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to discuss the way forward, and it is looking as though Bernard Grech will be the contender.  Grech, sources said, has a lot of support among the PN Councillors and the tesserati (paid up members), and people see him as a uniting candidate. Internal sources added that the four potential candidates sitting down to discuss the situation shows just how much they all care about the party.

The news comes after Roberta Metsola officially announced that she would not be putting her name forward for the post.

Therese Comodini Cachia has also announced that she will not be contesting the election.

Grech himself has not made any public comment either, and attempts by this newsroom to contact him proved to be futile.

Grech, ironically much like Delia, is a lawyer by trade and has no political party experience. Delia has already said that he will contest the internal election.

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