Thursday, 5 November 2009

MaltaToday: AD’s Green-Left revolution starts here

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Michael Briguglio elected Alternattiva Demokratika chairperson – ‘we won’t be in government… but we have our strength’ by CHARLOT ZAHRA

A generational change in Alternattiva Demokratika (AD)’s top positions took place at yesterday’s AGM, when sociologist Michael Briguglio, 34, was elected as the new chairperson, succeeding Arnold Cassola, who resigned after the party’s dismal result in the European Parliament elections in June.


The new AD chairperson has put back on the AD agenda the issue of civil rights such as divorce and gay rights, which had been put on the back-burner of the party’s agenda.

“We believe that in a genuinely democratic society, diversity should not only be respected, but should also be celebrated in a context of reciprocal respect. It is not possible that there is a single model of lifestyle which is imposed on everybody else. In the Maltese context, it cannot be possible that rights such as divorce and gay rights continue being thrown under the carpet,” he added.

The other members on AD’s executive committee are Deputy Chairperson Stephen Cachia, Deputy Secretary-General Henrik Piski, Treasurer Simon Galea, International Secretary Arnold Cassola, and Members Carmel Cacopardo, Yvonne Arqueros Ebejer, Mario Mallia, David Pisani, Mark Scerri, Richard Schranz and Nighat Urpani.

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