The elections for the top posts in the Nationalist Party have been postponed by the Executive Committee, just as rumours over potential challenges started gaining steam.
Just last week, party stalwart Francis Zammit Dimech hinted that he was considering running against Secretary General Clyde Puli for the post.
Elections were set to take place in November. However, a motion put forward by PN Leader Adrian Delia and seconded by Puli has now pushed that date back to 31st March. The election would have seen the renewal of its committees, official positions and organs.
The motion was approved unanimously by the Executive.
Delia explained that the delay was necessary while the PN was entering its second phase of reform
With the PN entering the second phase of reform, Delia explained that the delay was necessary for elections to take place for the party’s main organs under the new rules.
It is as yet unclear what these changes could be, with another member of PN’s old guard, Louis Galea, kicking off a process of reform last earlier this year following party infighting.
Galea is currently examining the wealth of material he gathered during an endless number of meetings with stakeholders across the last few months.