In a press conference this morning, Pulse announced that they will not be presenting a team of candidates to contest for the 2017 KSU elections.
Pulse President Ayrton Mifsud stated that the organisation does not want to be an “electoral machine”.
Mentioning Pulse’s recent electoral victory at Junior College and their successful events in the past year, particularly highlighting their student fund initiatives and international student opportunities, Mifsud continued to state that the organisation felt it should not propose candidates for this year’s KSU elections since Pulse is still going through a ‘restoration period’.
This will be the second consecutive year that Pulse have decided not to contest for the KSU elections. having cited disagreement with the ever-present electoral system.
Mifsud continued to say that Pulse will still continue to provide KSU constructive criticism on its actions. The organisation is not happy with the low number of students that are turning up recently for the KSU AGM, and wants to work on changing that in the years to come.
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Johann Agius is a fourth year law student who is currently the CEO of Insite after fulfilling the roles of Public Relations Officer and External Relations Officer in previous years. He joined Insite as a writer and photographer in 2013 and was elected in the executive for the first time a year later.