The Malta Independent 17 July 2024, Wednesday
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Bernard Grech says the public has strengthened the PN in almost all localities

Semira Abbas Shalan Thursday, 13 June 2024, 21:16 Last update: about 2 months ago

Opposition Leader Bernard Grech said Thursday that the public has chosen to strengthen the PN in almost all localities, as it continued to gain seats in the Local Council elections.

Speaking to the media on the second day of the vote-counting process for Malta and Gozo's Local Councils, Grech said it is clear that the message people sent last Saturday for the MEP elections, has continued to be transmitted through the Local Council elections.

This means, Grech said, that the PN has increased its votes in various, and almost all localities.

"We are being as factual as possible. In these moments, we have an obligation towards a politics of truth. Whoever is twisting this truth is unfortunately disrespecting the Maltese and Gozitan public," Grech said.

He said that the extraordinary increases the PN has gained in many localities, as compared to the extraordinary decrease the Labour party has experienced, continue to show the public's trend, choosing to free themselves from deceitful politics.

Grech continued that several candidates who contested on the PN's ticket for the local councils have had direct contact with the people, varying from new and experienced candidates. He added that the PN had a clear electoral programme for each locality, where it was clear about how it wants to make a difference.

"No doubt, we are greatly satisfied that the leadership in San Gwann and Msida has switched from Labour to PN, meaning more responsibility for these two teams who worked together in strong campaigns with respect towards the locality and the residents," he said.

"We will continue working on the ground responsibly," he said, adding that the PN's aim is to better the lives of the residents.

Asked about independent candidates doing fairly well in the elections, Grech acknowledged other candidates who have worked for residents.

The PN is growing and becoming stronger, he said, increasing votes and decreasing the gap.

Asked about the expected results for the last day of vote-counting on Friday, Grech said he does not like to speculate, and that the PN will see whether the trend continues.

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