Malta Chamber of Commerce President David Xuereb has called on President George Vella to step in in the current political crisis. According to a report in the Malta Business Observer, Xuereb called on Vella to be “a force that brings about balance and statesmanship during these troubled times.”
Xuereb said that while the President’s role is circumscribed by the Constitution, he can still affect change since the President who is “a highly respected individual,” is in the right position and possesses the right qualities to make a difference.
Xuereb’s call comes after Constitutional law expert Kevin Aquilina made a similar request of the President. A similar observation was made by the former European Court of Human Rights judge Vanni Bonello.
Xuereb said that the failure to resolve the situation in a fast manner will have ‘dire economic ramifications’.