Zammit Dimech eyeing PN secretary general post

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Nationalist Party veteran Francis Zammit Dimech is seeking to succeed Clyde Puli as the party’s secretary general, according to party sources.

Sources informed Newsbook.com.mt that Zammit Dimech has already started campaigning for the post, and has held a number of meetings with party sectional committees.

Zammit Dimech had served as an MP between 1987 and 2017, occupying various cabinet positions for a total of 16 years between 1990 and 2013. He served briefly as a member of the European Parliament between 2017 and 2019.

Clyde Puli resigned the post – whose term was set to expire next month – stating that he wanted to ensure that the party would choose the best person for the post. The Qormi MP said that while he kept his options open, he felt it was time to focus his efforts on his electoral district.

The PN executive committee met this evening, with committee president Alex Perici Calascione stating that the meeting would only serve to discuss the posts which will need to be chosen next month. Apart from the post of secretary general, these include the party’s treasurer, international secretary, president of the administrative committee and Perici Calascione’s own post.

As he entered the party headquarters to attend the meeting, MP Jason Azzopardi – a prominent critic of embattled party leader Adrian Delia – was at the receiving end of insults hurled by party activists.