‘Ill-timed’ public consultation on constitutional reform – PD

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The recently launched public consultation on the constitutional reform which is open for three months, is ‘ill-timed’ Partit Demokratiku said.

PD lambasted the recent announcement by President George Vella saying that it is not the right way forward.

While Parliament is on summer recess, President Vella launched a public consultation process on the constitution as well as a new website. The PD said that the public consultation should have come after the constitutional convention was set up.

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“The process of public consultation risks being a pseudo-one as the established Steering Committee’s commitment to this reform is shady and stinks of a back-room deal imposed by Government,” PD MP Godfrey Farrugia said, adding that the same committee cannot be trusted with any of the submissions made by the public and that receiving them is not within its remit.

Rule of law NGO Repubblika also expressed its concern, saying that the launch did not include civil society.

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