The Nationalist Party will head into a leadership election, following a vote at the PN General Council tonight.
PN councillors were asked to choose between a confirmation of Delia’s leadership, an option backed by Delia, and a leadership election, which was an option backed by Delia’s internal critics.
In the end, councillors opted for a leadership election, which will come as a third blow for Delia in recent weeks, after having lost two confidence votes at the PN parliamentary group and the PN executive.
839 councillors voted in favour of a leadership election, 659 voted to confirm Delia as leader and 11 votes were deemed invalid.
Delia has already said he intends to contest a leadership election if one is held, while Bernard Grech and Therese Comodini Cachia have also expressed interest.