16 Oct 2012 Is this the time for a new party in Parliament to bring us in line with ALL other European countries?
Malta is the only European country having just two political parties in Parliament, mainly due to biased and flawed electoral laws not providing for a national treshold and a political mentality which must still be emancipated.
In the 2008 elections some 20,000 eligible voters chose to stay away from the polling stations. Some 20,000 eligible voters who chose not to vote. The votes are there up for grabs. The mentality must change. An average district quota is some 3,500 votes.
Possibly the protest vote and disgruntlement of voters, due to the antics 0f arrogant politicians like Austin Gatt and his right hand man Manuel Delia who inflicted on Malta the Arriva fiasco, will increase this time round.
For example in the Tenth district (Sliema ., San Giljan, Gzira, Pembroke) there were some two thousand (2,000) eligible voites which were not cast.
eligible votes : 24,006
votes cast : 22,013
Just to give you an idea George Pullicino got 2048 first preferences, Francis Zammit Dimech got 1824 and both were elected