The Partit Demokratiku, ALDE member in Malta, has elected Timothy Alden as its new leader at its annual general meeting held on Monday evening. The party was founded in 2016 by former Labour MPs Godfrey and Marlene Farrugia after quitting the Labour Party and the party joined the ALDE Party in 2017.
After his election, Mr Alden who had served as the interim leader for the party, said the PD needed to renew itself after its founders resigned in September 2019 to make space for new faces in order to rebuild the party by working side-by-side with Alternattiva Demokratika.
“The way forward is for active citizens to reverse the fragmentation in the country,” he said. “We must show people that there is hope for renewal, if we all stand up to be counted. We must set an example and remind all those who engage in it that politics is a duty, a responsibility and a sacrifice, not an indulgence. It should be about giving, not taking. The reward should be nothing more than the satisfaction that one did the right thing.”
Godfrey and Marlene Farrugia serve as independent MPs in the House of Representatives.
The party also elected a new executive committee, comprising Raymond Azzopardi as deputy leader, Mark Zerafa as general secretary, Marcus Lauri as public relations officer, Carmel Asciak as treasurer, and Melissa J. Bagley, Matthew Mizzi and Martina Caruana, as members.