AD electoral manifesto is approved
In an extraordinary general meeting in Valletta, Alternattiva Demokratika – The Green Party approved its manifesto for the general elections and its electoral candidates who will be covering all districts. AD will also be contesting a number of local elections.
Michael Briguglio, AD Chairperson, stated that “One knows where one stands with our electoral manifesto. It comprises 27 chapters, and has been written in a long process involving internal debate and consultation with civil society and experts”.
“AD’s manifesto confirms that in parliament, AD would represent consistent, responsible and progressive politics.”
He added that “We will continue to be the strongest defenders of what is left of Malta's environmental heritage, and we will strive towards better public spaces and better infrastructure. We are not held hostage to big business, hunters, trappers, firework fanatics, Armier squatters, and big land developers .We call for a sustainable land and water policy. We call for socially just economic and social policies, such as increase in minimum wage and disability pensions; socially just pensions; and tax on third vacant property onwards”.
Briguglio reiterated that AD will continue to be the progressive party, in favour of humane social policies and equal rights for all, including minorities in family and social policy, such as persons with disability and LGBT persons.
“AD is for gender equality; the right for IVF without discrimination, full equality in marriage and other family rights for same-sex couples; anti-racism; decriminalization of drugs for personal use whilst helping drug victims rather than criminalizing them; and animal rights”, he said.
Brigulgio said that his party is also ready to work with another party as part of and agreed joint programme and work to succeed in achieving what is necessary.
“Voting for AD is a vote for change in the style of governance and for stability”, Briguglio concluded.