ENG: Keith Azopardi is a Gibraltarian lawyer and politician, and leader of the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP).
He was born in Gibraltar on 6 June 1967 and was called to the Bars of England, Wales and Gibraltar in 1990. He is of Maltese descent.
He served as Minister for Environment & Health for the Gibraltar Social Democrats from 1996 to 2000, after which he was appointed Deputy Chief Minister of Gibraltar and Minister for Trade and Industry, a position he held until 2003.
He stood down from politics in 2003 but later founded the Progressive Democratic Party in June 2006. He was also involved in the negotiations with the British Government that led to the grant of the new Gibraltar Constitution of 2006.
In October 2009, Azopardi published a book "Sovereignty and the Stateless ...
In their statement last night GBC state that they intend to maintain their decision to exclude Keith Azopardi from the Leaders Debate on television and the Leaders Interviews on radio because the PDP cannot form Government as stated in the constitution. Not only are GBC deciding something that only the people of Gibraltar can decide but they are legally wrong.
Nowhere in the Constitution is there a requirement that a Party must have a certain number of candidates or seats to form Government. While it may be that usually a Party obtains a majority of seats the constitution does not state ...
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