GSD to hold leadership election

*Azopardi puts his name forward for re-election

The GSD Party Constitution requires that a leadership election be held after a general election if the Party is not in Government. The Party rules set out that the process must be commenced at the latest by October 2020 although it can be sooner if the Leader so requests it. 

At Monday’s executive meeting, GSD Leader Keith Azopardi requested the GSD’s Executive to set the process in motion. In doing so he has made clear that he is seeking to continue as Leader and offering himself for election again to the Executive and Party members.

The Party’s Executive has established that the deadline for nominations for the post of Leader is noon on 31 January 2020. Mr Azopardi’s nomination has been accepted by the Executive. Any other eligible member wishing to contest the leadership would need to submit the completed nomination papers duly seconded by the requisite number of members and Executive Members by that date as set out in the Party Constitution.