PM should convene Parliament urgently, Delia says


Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Prime Minister Robert Abela should convene Parliament urgently to discuss the surge of coronavirus cases, embattled Partit Nazzjonalista leader Adrian Delia said on Sunday.

Speaking on the party’s media, Delia, who is set to face a one-on-one leadership race after he lost two confidence votes and the general council voted for fresh elections, described the government’s response to the pandemic as immoral.

On Saturday, 72 cases of coronavirus were reported in the daily bulletin by the health authorities, this was the largest number of cases recorded in the community by a significant margin.

Despite Parliament is not in session, Delia explained that the Opposition would like to have more information about the current health situation, requesting the House to convene urgently on Monday. ‘Opposition MPs are ready to debate and find a solution to the current situation before it is too late,’ he added.

Delia who is currently in Gozo, said that he was not on holiday but traveled to the sister island to listen to business owners, adding that Prime Minister Abela sailed off to enjoy his summer elsewhere.

‘AG failed to act’

Attorney General Peter Grech who submitted his resignation on Saturday, failed to act, Delia said during the phone interview. He stressed that the justice has to be done, adding that action was needed against him for his failure to act.

Delia noted that the Opposition was continuously under attack and that the government sought to undermine the Opposition.

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