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Following the re-launching of the public consultation process on the electoral system by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party has re-submitted its proposals for reforms regarding the electoral system, which were already submitted last year following a similar call.
Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, said, “More than a year has passed since the public consultation process commenced, yet apparently there has been no progress save for a new call for submissions. Hence, AD is re-submitting its proposals to the Speaker of the House. As regards the reform of the electoral system we are proposing a double threshold, with a district quota of 16.6% that would allow an individual to be elected on her/his own steam, and a national quota with a threshold of 2 quotas for a party to be represented in parliament. This system is similar to that of highly developed democracies such as Germany.”
Stephen Cachia, AD Deputy Chairperson and spokesperson for Democratic Institutions, said. “As a responsible party, AD is proposing a fair balance between democratic representation of voters and functional governance. We are for true proportional representation for all citizens, where each and every vote counts the same.”
AD’s proposals can be downloaded from http://www.alternattiva.org.mt/filebank/documents/sistemaelettorali.PDF