Embattled PN Leader Adrian Delia will face a vote of confidence on 27 July after calling an extraordinary general council meeting.
This comes after two hundred members of the PN General council submitted a petition on 25 June. However, the PN stated that it was actually Delia who had called the vote after numerous signatures on the petition were declared invalid.
Delia has said that he took the decision to help the party continue moving forward with its work for the good of the country.
Speaking to the press after the decision, Delia did not specify whether he would resign should he lose the vote, fuelling further speculation that he may turn to the paid-up members (tesserati) should he lose the faith of the council.
In fact, he added that these people do indeed have the power to vote for, or remove, a party leader.
“We will listen to the discussion there, without impinging on the rights of the party members. There are three petitions. The general council is the party’s highest organ and I am sure that it will take the best decisions in the interest of the party,” he said.
Louis Galea will lead reform while Carm Mifsud Bonnici and Alex Perici Calscione land top roles
The announcement came following a PN executive committee meeting which also saw PN stalwart Louis Galea chosen to lead a much-needed reform in the party. Galea, who will present the reform within a year, was reportedly selected as part of Delia’s 10-point plan to transform the party.
In his role, Galea will be able to attend all of the party’s meetings and meet every tesserat.
The meeting also saw the selection of several key roles. MP Carm Mifsud Bonnici was elected president of the PN’s administrative council, while former leadership candidate Alex Perici Calscione was elected president of the executive council after Graziella Attard Previ withdrew her nomination.
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