Society changed. Economic progress is being felt. At the same time, Maltese identity is also evolving.
The Constitution has to reflect these changes and needs to be updated accordingly. The country needs institutions, rights, and laws that take contemporary needs into consideration.
It was towards the end of 2018 when the Committee for Constitutional Reform was set up, comprising of representatives nominated by the two main Parties.
The representatives nominated by the Labour Party are Minister Owen Bonnici, Parliamentary Secretary Julia Farrugia Portelli, and former Deputy Prime Minister Louis Grech.
For the Nationalist Party, the nominated representatives are Parliamentary Deputy Chris Said, former European Commissioner Tonio Borg, and Amy Camilleri Zahra.
President George Vella, in the past weeks, presided over this Committee and is working so that this process is carried out with due diligence.
This is not a process that is the exclusive realm of politicians or political parties, but needs also to involve civil society, voluntary organizations, and interested individuals.
To this end, this electronic site was launched to serve as a platform so that all those who have a suggestion or proposal may do so for consideration.
This has been done as part of a public consultation that lasted for around three months.