The Malta Independent 12 May 2021, Wednesday

Volt Malta becomes Malta's first pro-choice political party

Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 10:01 Last update: about 7 days ago

Volt Malta has officially become recognised as a political party, hence becoming Malta's first pro-choice political party, as it seeks to gear up for the upcoming general elections.

The Electoral Commission recognised Volt Malta's application on 30 April, hence making the party the 16th registered political party of Volt Europa - a European Party currently represented by 1 MEP in Germany, 3 MPs in Netherlands, and dozens of regionally elected representatives across Germany, Italy and Bulgaria.

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Volt said in a statement that it "aims to tackle a wide range of issues, such as corruption (by emphasising transparent governance, separation of power), the environment (emphasising a circular economy), sexual & reproductive rights (pushing for decriminalisation of abortion, classifying all contraceptives as essential medicine, making it the first pro-choice party in Malta) and the subject of refugees and economic migrants (through European asylum systems and a humanitarian approach) among other issues."

The party said that it emphasises in making use of best-practice solutions, with a pragmatic approach - and instead of viewing matters from a national perspective, from a European perspective with European solutions.

The current Board is administered by the President Arnas Lasys, and Vice-President Alexia DeBono. Volt said that it firmly believes that a growing number of today's issues, such as Climate Change, tax evasion & avoidance, and an increasingly multipolar world, cannot be addressed by a single country in Europe alone, but by a stronger, more democratic European Union.

The party invites all persons whose values align with Volt to apply to become members, which gives them membership of both Volt Malta and Volt Europa, forming part of a larger European community, and to be represented by the MEP, MPs and other elected members across Europe. 


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