GENERAL ELECTIONS: Zminijietna's reaction

Press Release: 12/03/08
Stqarrija Stampa: 12 /03/08
(Verzjonijiet bl-Ingliz u bil-Malti)



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GENERAL ELECTIONS: Zminijietna's reaction

In its reaction on the general elections in Malta, Zminijietna – Voice of the Left said

“We congratulate the Nationalist Party and Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi for winning the general elections, thus ensuring political legitimacy and having a mandate for its proposals. On the other hand we augur that the relative majority obtained by the Nationalists does not result in a winner-takes-all approach. In particular, we appeal to the Nationalist government to give an important role to the welfare state and to public services”.

“The Labour Party suffered a minimal defeat, yet this should ring a bell as regards the Party’s direction and strategies. We thank Alfred Sant for his services to Malta and the Labour Party and we salute him for conducting a civil and honest campaign. We believe that Sant’s emphasis on issues such as the cost of living, precarious work and good governance deserve immediate attention by the new Government”.

“Alternattiva Demokratika and Azzjoni Nazzjonali did not receive positive results. Whilst Malta’s electoral system makes things extremely difficult for small parties, this alone does not explain their results. AD should be commended for helping put the environment on the national agenda, yet at the same time it should carry out some extensive soul-searching as regards its ideological and strategic choices. AD should embrace a stronger social orientation in its policies, as is the case with various Green parties across Europe.  AD should also be more realistic in its aspirations and aim to consolidate its relative successes in local and European elections”.

Michael Briguglio
Public Relations Officer
Zminijietna - Lehen ix-Xellug
Mob 9989 4634

ELEZZJONI GENERALI: Ir-reazzjoni ta’ Zminijietna

F’reazzjoni ghar-rizultat ta’ l-elezzjoni generali, Zminijietna – Lehen ix-Xellug qalet

“Nawguraw lill-Partit Nazzjonalista u lill-Prim Ministru Lawrence Gonzi ghar-rebha elettorali. B’hekk il-Gvern Nazzjonalista ghandu legittimita politika u mandat ghall-proposti tieghu. Fl-istess hin, nawguraw li l-maggoranza relatttiva tal-Partit Nazzjonalista ma jwassalx ghall-gvern fejn igawdi biss minn rebah. B’mod partikolari, nappellaw lill-Gvern Nazzjonalista biex jaghti rwol importanti lill-welfare state u lis-servizzi pubblici”.

“Il-Partit Laburista tilef b’mod minimu, izda dan jaghti sinjal dwar id-direzzjoni u l-istrategiji tal-Partit. Nirringrazzjaw lill-Alfred Sant ghas-servizz tieghu lill-Malta u lill-Partit Laburista u nsellmulu talli mexxa kampanja civili u onesta. Nemmnu li l-emfazi ta’ Sant fuq kwistjonijiet bhall-gholi tal-hajja, xoghol prekarju u tmexxija tajba ghandhom jinghataw attenzjoni immedjata mill-Gvern”.

“Alternattiva Demokratika u Azzjoni Nazzjonali ma gabux rizultati pozittivi. Filwaqt li s-sistema elettorali taghmel l-affarijiet estremament difficli ghall-partiti zghar, dan il-fattur wahdu ma jispjegax ir-rizultat li gabu. Filwaqt li l-AD ghandha tkun apprezzata talli ghenet sabiex l-ambjent tela fuq l-agenda nazzjonali, AD ghandha twettaq ezercizzju estensiv dwar l-ghazliet ideologici u socjali fil-politika taghha. AD ghandha tinkorpora orjentazzjoni iktar socjali fil-politika taghha, bhal m’hu l-kaz f’numru ta’ partiti hodor fl-Ewropa. AD ghandha tkun iktar realistika fl-aspirazzjonijiet taghha u timmira li tikkonsolida s-success relattiv taghha fl-elezzjonijiet Ewropej”.

Michael Briguglio
Ufficjal Relazzjonijiet Pubblici
Zminijietna - Lehen ix-Xellug
9989 4634

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