AD – The Green Party Chairperson Prof. Arnold Cassola and Secretary General, Ralph Cassar, submitted the party’s registration documents to the Electoral Commission according to Chapter 544 of the Laws of Malta on Monday.
Ralph Cassar said that now political parties are being regulated at law. “Although the law needs improvement it is still a step forward and should help strengthen the country’s democratic processes.”
“Alternattiva Demokratika is committed to working in favour of a progressive, ecological and reformist agenda. In favour of a society and an economy where people’s well being, dignity and quality of life come first. Where society comes before the market. In favour of social and ecological justice. These are the principles we registered with the Commission and based on which we will continue to develop our policies.”
Arnold Cassola reiterated Alternattiva Demokratika’s position regarding the party registration process. He said that although AD doesn’t have any issues with the individual members of the Electoral Commission he said that it does right that parties have to register with a Commission made up solely of PL and PN representatives. “It would have been better had an independent regulator been appointed, such as the Commissioner for Standards in Public Life. Whenever the Electoral Commission in the past had to take decisions, it usually favoured the government of the day.”