The Communist Party of Malta welcomes the position taken by the majority of the Maltese people who expressed themselves in favour of Divorce.
“The Catholic Oligarchy, which for centuries had a hegemony over the Maltese people, have today suffered a defeat. The people have confirmed that they want to secular the country and separate the State from the Church.”
The Communist Party of Malta notes that the Nationalist Party had also suffered a defeat because of it’s conservative policies, which are not in the interest of the Maltese family.
“The reality shows that the anti-social policies, of the Gonzi Administration are the real causes for the breaking up of marriages and not the attainment of the right to divorce”.
The Communist Party believes that it was the duty of the political class to legislate in favour of this right and not hide behind a referendum. On the other hand the Maltese people showed themselves to be mature, by not falling into the trap that the Maltese political class had laid down for them, and voted in favour.