‘Delia’s proposal voted down at executive committee meeting’ – members

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Partit Nazzjonalista executive committee members highlighted that embattled Nationalist leader Adrian Delia’s proposal of not appointing an interim secretary general was voted down at the almost six-hour meeting held on Tuesday evening.

Reacting to Delia’s comments to the press, members of the executive committee meeting said that most of the members voted against Delia’s wishes.

The meeting which was chaired by President Alex Perici Calascione, was described a calm and positive meeting.

The executive committee could only appoint a secretary general. Following Kristy Debono’s resignation, the new President of the PN general council will be elected at the general council, while the new deputy leader who will replace outgoing deputy leader Robert Arrigo will be chosen by paid up party members.

Delia urged the committee not to appoint anyone yet

Several members of the executive committee insisted on the appointment of the Secretary General during the same meeting, sources told Newsbook.com.mt.

Delia kept insisting on postponing the appointment, arguing that he should be given the time to dissuade those individuals who handed in their resignation.

He insisted that nothing should change until Saturday.

Various members insisted that the executive committee should send a clear signal that some changes took place, adding that an interim secretary general is appointed.

Sources have told this newsroom that the majority of the executive committee were against Delia’s proposal to wait until Saturday. Francis Zammit Dimech was appointed as interim Secretary General with 56 votes to 6. 11 members chose to abstain.