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AD has Parliament in sight

Voters can make history and vote for a multi-party system in line with modern European democracies, Alternattiva Demokratika said this morning.

Addressing a news conference, chairman Michael Briguglio said 2,000 first preference votes in a district would result in AD's election.

He invited voters to make history and ensure that a progressive voice of reason was elected.

“Malta would join the rest of Europe in having parliaments with more than two parties, and we would ensure that reasoned debate, rather than partisan pique, takes place.

“In parliament, we also table legislative proposals for environmental protection, social justice and civil rights".

Spokesman Mario Mallia spoke about moral rectitude in politics including the need for sensible policies that did not put the rights of future generations in jeopardy.

The sustainability of health and education among other areas had to be ensured.

Promising anything from giving medicines to those over 70 regardless of need and the indiscriminate dishing out of IT tablets, gifts of €500 to €1,000 to every youth irrespective of means, just to mention three of a plethora of other populist proposals, together with the wanton erosion of government revenue, would lead to unsustainable finances.

“Such politics is tentatively populist and at best irresponsible. This will result in hurting the weakest the most. Likewise, neither can the rights of the large majority of hard working, law abiding citizens be trampled upon by political parties financed by big business and held ransom by cowboys and land grabbers,” he said.

He said that AD would ensure that legislation on party financing and whistle blowers, among others, would be put in place to make sure that the tragic circus unfolding in the last weeks was avoided at all costs.

“If people want real change, they have to vote for it.  AD in parliament will be the voice of reason,” he said.

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