For those of you who have followed my campaign know that from time to time I write an open letter to the electorate. It’s been a few months since I last wrote to you but I know that many of you are following the election campaign closely.
A lot has been going on, in fact one could say that it has been a task in itself to stay updated with the latest news, or should I say the latest scandals.
I am sure that the outrageous and disgraceful corruption that has been uncovered has left many of you speechless, but the good news is that the power is not in this government’s hands, in fact it’s not even in the hands of the opposition. The power is in your hands – the power is in the hands of the electorate.
Today, the power of the people is more relevant than ever before. The beauty of living in a democracy is that we get to choose who runs our country. This is why, in my view, not voting is not an option.
Why would you let someone make a decision that you should have a major say in? Whether you vote or not, a party will always be elected to govern, so make sure to have your say and to be part of the future decisions that will effect our country, our children, and our future.
I would also like to take this opportunity to reach out to new voters – you are, quite literally, the future. And politically, this is your time to make your voices heard for the first time.
Be part of the change we need.
Stand up to be counted, despite the fact that some of you may not find politics interesting or perhaps you have lost faith in our system, remember that you can be part of that movement of change – the movement that will get your country right where it belongs – at the top!
This is the first time I’m contesting a general election, my first campaign. It has not been easy, in fact it has been lots of hard work and, I know that tougher times lie ahead. But despite the challenges it comes with, I am enjoying the journey and I hope that I will be part of the change we so desperately need. Some say I am a dreamer and they may be right, but I am one of those who believes that dreams do come true, if only we all put our mind to it and work hard towards the same goal – nothing is achieved by some magic potion but by giving it our all.
I close by thanking all those who have been and continue to be by my side. A special thank you to those of you who have reached out to me and offered a helping hand and those who opened their doors and welcomed me into their homes.
I continue to count on you for your support, as does our precious Malta.