PRESS RELEASE BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT The President launches public consultation on Constitutional Reform

President George Vella announced that starting from today, the general public, NGOs, and individuals can propose suggestions for the changes they would like to see in the Constitution in the reform that is being considered.

This announcement was made during a press conference in which the new website www.riformakostituzzjonali.gov.mt was presented, and through which one can contribute towards Constitutional Reform. This website includes information on the Constitution of Malta, its synthesis, as well as the aim of the process of Constitutional Reform in English and Maltese.

The President said how this website is an integral part of the consultation process currently underway on Constitutional Reform, and that it is intended so that the public can make their suggestions in a dedicated space where they can express themselves freely on what changes they think need to be carried out.

Individuals, NGOs, public and private entities, as well as political parties are invited to take part in this consultation process that has started today and will end in three months’ time.

Suggestions received will be analysed by a group of experts in the field so that, after the public consultation is over, they can prepare a report on the way forward in the Constitutional Reform process and indicate which areas in the Constitution and which reforms were referred to by those who participated in this consultative process.

President Vella continued to say how this process had been initiated by the previous presidencies, and how this process will be prioritised so that the Constitution may be revised to represent the people better in the present times.

One may make their suggestions on Constitutional Reform either through the website www.riformakostituzzjonali.gov.mt or by sending a letter to PO Box 40.

Source: Office of the Prime Minister