Updated Delia expected to face vote of confidence

first_imgUpdated at 19:30:  Partit Nazzjonalista leader Adrian Delia is expected to face a vote of confidence in front of the party’s General Council as the required number of signatures has been collected in a petition. The signatories are asking Delia to take political responsibility and resign from leader of the party.Signatures are still being collected from Partit Nazzjonalista councillors to force a vote of no confidence on Adrian Delia’s leadership through the General Council, while the PN leader has for some reason skipped the traditional Sunday interview on the party’s radio station NET FM, for the second Sunday in a row.The Nationalist Party councillors signed a petition which calls for a discussion and a secret vote on Delia’s leadership following the electoral defeat at the local council and European Parliament elections held on 25 May.READ: We need to learn why people didn’t vote PN – DeliaDelia has repeatedly said on record that he will not seek a vote of confidence neither from his executive council nor from his parliamentary group. The recent move means, that Delia’s future is expected to hinge on a vote from Nationalist councillors at the General Council. The petition requires some 150 signatures to kick in the process and call for an extraordinary meeting of the General Council.READ: Watch: Will you resign Mr Delia? NoNewsbook.com.mt is informed that a number of people have signed the petition over the weekend, which will be presented to the party’s administration.READ: Watch: PN MPs meeting: “Constructive”; “inconclusive”A party source told Newsbook.com.mt that they are are hopeful that the necessary amount of signatures will be collected. Another party source said that the President of the General Council, Kristy Debono, is likely to receive the petition either on Monday or on Tuesday.READ: Watch: ‘I will not be resigning’ – DeliaThe petition is requesting that a general council is held within a week and that a secret vote is taken on the following question:After the results obtained by the PN in the European and local elections of 25 May 2019, should the party leader take political responsibility and resign? Yes/NoPresident of the Executive Council Mark Anthony Sammut was the first to step down following the abysmal performance at the recently held elections.READ: ‘The person with more responsibility than me should do the same’ – resigning Exec PresidentIn his resignation delivered to the media outside PN headquarters, Sammut had explained that the recent result in the European Parliamentary and Local Council Elections, were ‘the worst political result since the war.’ He had added that those with more responsibility than himself, should also follow suit.Sammut’s resignation was followed by PN’s treasurer David Camilleri who had voted in the co-option internal vote between Kevin Cutajar and Jean Pierre Debono, after former PN Administrative Council President and MP David Stellini resigned to resume his former job in Brussels. However later it transpired that Camilleri was among those who should not have had a vote in that internal election.READ: PN Treasurer resigns; Arrigo on the warpathPN’s media chief Pierre Portelli also resigned last Monday following an executive meeting which degenerated when Portelli mentioned slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, with many of those present walking out on Portelli after shouting ensued.READ: Pierre Portelli resigns from Media.LinkRead more: Photos: “Delia is scared of paid-up members”; ‘He will never be a prime minister’ – Trapass“Let Delia do his job” – new posters on PN clubs facadesBanner spread across Dar Ċentrali calling for PN resignations‘No need to ask for a vote of confidence’ – Delia“Ask for a vote of confidence” – Gonzi to DeliaWhatsApp <a href=’http://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/ck.php?n=ab2c8853&amp;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’https://revive.newsbook.com.mt/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=97&amp;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrintlast_img read more