36 PN candidates to contest on two districts
36 of the 70 PN candidates will be contesting two districts, it was announced this morning by PN leader Lawrence Gonzi.
Dr Gonzi was presenting the party's candidates for the March 9 election and prided himself that 19% were women. Whilst thanking those candidates who opted not to contest this election, the PN leader reiterated that people with pending court cases were asked not to contest. Secretary General Paul Borg Olivier stated that 30% of the candidates were first time contestants.
Dr Gonzi emphasised that a PN Government will continue to build upon the success of the past five years and that the Party presented a clear cost sheet of what everything would involve whilst once more referring to the PL’s energy proposal as waste of money.
The PN leader discussed the proposals for the financial sector and Malta’s need to keep producing strong, well qualified applicants for this sector. “If Malta became too dependent on foreign nationals in this sector, then the country might fall behind and lose its competitiveness,” he said.
Speaking on business, Lawrence Gonzi called on employers to embrace the sick leave proposal which allows parents to take sick leave in order to take care for their kids when sick.