08 Sep Malta : the only European country with just two parties in Parliament
If you believe we need to strenghten democracy and that the electoral laws need to be reformed before the next election write on this blog.
When Lawrence Gonziu was addressing EPP meeting and he spoke about values did he tell them he suffoctaes dissent and destroys whoever does not agree with him? Did he tell them we are the only European country having just two political parties represented in parliament?
Is representation not a value? Our electoral law makes it impossible for a new party to make it to parliament. Within civil society there is a great wish for a breath of fresh air and new political formations. People are fed up of politicians like Austin Gatt and Carm Mifsud Bonnici who think a parliamentary seat is a hereditary title.
We are the only European exception having just two parties in Parliament. Does our political system really value the principle of respresentation or has it slowly bust surely degenerated into an oligarchy. We have no Law on Party Financing and no Law on the Autonomy of Parlaiment, which is run on th elines of a government department.
Moreover our system does not tolerate dissent but is hell bent on suffocating it.
Probably Alternattiva Demokratika have also not proved to be a a credible party and that could well be another reason why we have not had a third party in Parliament since 1966. They seem to lack any sort of strategy
The Electoral Law need extrensive reforms especially to respect the fundamental value of representation in that as many different shades of public opionion should be represented in Parliament.