PN closes ranks to oppose government

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Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Administrative Council and the Executive Committee of the Partit Nazzjonalista published a statement not only asking for the resignation of the Prime Minister but also praising  Simon Busuttil and the whole opposition for leading the struggle against corruptions since 2013.

Observers of the local scene political scene read this as a very clear sign that the PN is striving to close ranks between different factions in an attempt to build a united front to oppose what the party considers to be a political and constitutional crisis resulting from government corruption.

Sources close to the PN told Newsbook.com.mt that new signs of unity are expected in the coming days. A reshuffle of the Shadow Cabinter seems to be on the cards. This could possibly include Simon Busuttil as one of the spokespersons of the PN

The meeting, the second convened urgently by the PN Leader, in 24 hours, was given a status report by Adrian Delia, who, after the meeting, gave a televised address. Delia briefed the members on his meeting with the President. The resolution noted the dramatic turn of events which had engulfed the country over the past few days where persons of interest to the police were called in for questioning. These persons included the deputy leader of the Partit Laburista Chris Cardona.

The resolution spoke of the concerns which the Prime Minister, in his multi-faceted roles in this investigation, is raising, particularly when his Chief of Staff and ministers in his cabinet are implicated in relationships with 17 Black owner Yorgen Fenech. The resolution stated that the tireless defence of his ministers and Chief of Staff in the face of all this, makes the Prime Minister’s position untenable and will have a negative impact on vital aspects of the economy and employment.

The PN top brass resolved to back the request by the PN parliamentary group for an emergency session in parliament. They insisted on the immediate resignation of the PM and all those implicated in this investigation. They asked the institutional holders to rise to their oath of office to ensure that justice is done without fear or favour. They thanked all government staff for doing their duty, ‘in spite of political interference’ and in the national interest.  

The PN resolution thanked former PN Leader Simon Busuttil “who worked tirelessly to uncover a web of corruption and deceit in cases such as Electrogas, the secret Panama companies and 17 Black”. They ended with an appeal to society to put away differences and create a common front to re-direct the country on the path of the common good.

The meeting, the second convened urgently by the PN Leader, in 24 hours, was given a status report by Adrian Delia, who, after the meeting, gave a televised address. Delia briefed the members on his meeting with the President. The resolution noted the dramatic turn of events which had engulfed the country over the past few days where persons of interest to the police were called in for questioning. These persons included the deputy leader of the Partit Laburista Chris Cardona.

We have a constitutional crisis – Delia

The resolution spoke of the concerns which the Prime Minister, in his multi-faceted roles in this investigation, is raising, particularly when his Chief of Staff and ministers in his cabinet are implicated in relationships with 17 Black owner Yorgen Fenech. The resolution stated that the tireless defence of his ministers and Chief of Staff in the face of all this, makes the Prime Minister’s position untenable and will have a negative impact on vital aspects of the economy and employment.

The PN top brass resolved to back the request by the PN parliamentary group for an emergency session in parliament. They insisted on the immediate resignation of the PM and all those implicated in this investigation. They asked the institutional holders to rise to their oath of office to ensure that justice is done without fear or favour. They thanked all government staff for doing their duty, ‘in spite of political interference’ and in the national interest.  

The PN resolution thanked former PN Leader Simon Busuttil “who worked tirelessly to uncover a web of corruption and deceit in cases such as Electrogas, the secret Panama companies and 17 Black”. They ended with an appeal to society to put away differences and create a common front to re-direct the country on the path of the common good.