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Court upholds request for Egrant report case to be heard with urgency

PN leader filed constitutional application seeking full copy of magisterial inquiry

The court on Thursday upheld a request to discuss with urgency a constitutional application filed by Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia seeking a complete copy of the Egrant inquiry report.

PN leader Adrian Delia walking into court to file the constitutional application earlier this month. Photo: Matthew MirabelliPN leader Adrian Delia walking into court to file the constitutional application earlier this month. Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Earlier this month, Dr Delia initiated proceedings after the Attorney General objected to give a full copy of the Egrant inquiry to the Opposition.

Read: PM says full Egrant inquiry will be released within a few days; AG refuses to publish

Dr Delia had called for the case to be heard with urgency and said the whole truth, and not just part of it, had to emerge. The PN leader had insisted that the Opposition needed the full report so that it could fulfil its constitutional function.

The Attorney General had rebutted the constitutional application and said urgency was not necessary.

The court said the very fact that the case had been filed by the leader of the Opposition - a constitutional position - meant it should be heard with urgency.

The case will be heard on September 3.

Read: Egrant inquiry finds falsified signatures, differing testimonies and no proof

 

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