Alden confirmed as PD leader

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Timothy Alden has been confirmed as leader of the Partit Demokratiku in the party’s annual general meeting, which served to select its new executive.

Alden has been the party’s acting leader since September 2019, when the party’s two MPs – party founder Marlene Farrugia and her partner Godfrey Farrugia – left the party with the stated aim of giving it the opportunity to rebuild itself in to the party the electorate needed in time for the next elections. He is the fourth person to lead the party since its founding in 2016, after Marlene Farrugia, Anthony Buttigieg and Godfrey Farrugia.

Shortly after his appointment, Alden, who turns 29 this month, opened negotiations with the aim of seeking a merger with Alternattiva Demokratika.

In a statement issued after the meeting, Alden said that the way forward was for active citizens to reverse the fragmentation in the country.

“We must show people that there is hope for renewal, if we all stand up to be counted. We must set an example and remind all those who engage in it that politics is a duty, a responsibility and a sacrifice, not an indulgence. It should be about giving, not taking. The reward should be nothing more than the satisfaction that one did the right thing,” he said.

PD’s new executive is as follows

  • Timothy Alden (leader)
  • Raymond Azzopardi (deputy leader)
  • Mark Zerafa (general secretary)
  • Marcus Lauri (public relations officer)
  • Carmel Asciak (treasurer)
  • Melissa Bagley, Matthew Mizzi, Martina Caruana (members)