AD tells voters to make history
In a press conference in Independence Gardens, Sliema, AD Chairperson Michael Briguglio said that "I invite undecided voters to make history by voting Green. 2,000 voters in a district can be the protagonists of the 2013 election by electing the third party in parliament. On the ballot sheet, AD voters can also move on to their preferred candidates of choice from other political parties.”
He added that "As AD chairperson I am confident of AD's election in parliament. I thank all those whose encouragement and support has helped bring about a green wave. We are not in parliament and we have already been influential in various issues, from divorce to EU membership, from raising consciousness on the environment to raising consciousness on disability issues. AD has constantly been years ahead of other parties on so many issues.”
“Just imagine how more effective we will be in parliament. Here, AD will be the progressive voice of reason. We will build bridges were necessary, beyond partisan tribalism. We will propose legislation that other parties do not propose in fear of egoistic lobbies. MPs from other parties will no longer be able to keep avoiding and ditching such issues. They will be free to agree or disagree with our proposals, but it will be ensured that our proposals are discussed in parliament.”
Carmel Cacopardo, AD Deputy Chairman, said that “It is with satisfaction that AD looks back at this electoral campaign in which it did not participate in an auction of electoral promises but rather emphasised responsible politics. AD is well prepared to put in practice a progressive agenda in Parliament in the coming weeks, an agenda based on the principles of accountability and transparency such that Parliament takes back from government the authority to make appointments on public bodies consequently laying the foundations for a 5 year programme of action which focuses on the interests of all the population – no one excluded.”.
He added that "Scientific polls released today confirm the steady increase of persons declaring they will vote AD, as well as great number of undecided voters. An increasing number of persons can therefore make history by electing AD in parliament."