New PN leader Bernard Grech has revealed the one thing he’d have done differently in his campaign… pre-empt the avalanche of support his candidature ended up receiving.
“Over six hundred people wanted to help out and sometimes I’d wonder where to place them,” Grech said last night, in response to a question by Lovin Malta at his first press conference since his election as PN leader.
“Around twenty people wanted to help run my social media but I couldn’t have that many; three or four people wanted to be my driver but I could only choose one.”
“There were those kind of problems because the enthusiasm was so great that I had to manage it. If I had to do it again, I’d have pre-empted this so as not to disappoint people until we found ways for them to get involved.”
Grech was elected PN leader last night after defeating incumbent Adrian Delia with a whopping 69% of the vote among the party’s paid-up members.
He pledged to work closely with all his MPs, including Delia himself and MPs who supported Delia.
“The PN needs all its MPs, all its members and activists, all Nationalists and all Maltese people who hold different political beliefs. I’m ready to speak to Adrian Delia to discuss his new role but I want him to be part of our work for the party to get stronger.”
Grech also dismissed claims by the Labour Party that he was the candidate of the “PN establishment”.
“I don’t like labels; they’re good for bottles and not for politicians, and I won’t accept these kind of attacks. I won’t take advice from the Labour Party; they didn’t want me to win but the Nationalists did and I’ll do my utmost to work with everyone.”
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