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Democratic Alternative, Malta

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[Democratic Alternative] image by Marcus Schmöger, 20 October 2008

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Alternattiva Demokratika (AD) seceded in 1989 from Malta Labour Party in order to promote ecological issues and to protest against corruption within the MLP. The headquarter of AD is located in Sliema. According to the best result of AD in a general election was less than 2%.
Description of flag:
It is a green flag with a yellow sun, having a smiling face of green lines. The sun is surrounded by a white circle. Below the sun within the circle is a white bar bearing the name in Maltese in green capitals: “Alternattiva Demokratika”.
Source: I spotted this flag in front of the HQ in Sliema on 4 October 2008
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 October 2008

The AD uses a logo and flag, that are very obviously derived from their Italian counterparts. The circular logo shows the "smiling sun" ("il sole che ride") in exactly the same graphical representation as the Italian counterpart. The only difference is, that the white field bears the inscription "Alternattiva Demokratika" instead of "Verdi". The flag shows the logo on a green field. There are obviously a few (very minor) variations of the flag, i.e. perhaps one variant with a more bluish shade of green, and one variant where the ring around the logo is not plainly white, but there is a thin green ring inside, like in the flag of the Italian Verdi.

The youth organization (ADZ) does not seem to have an own flag, only a logo. Unfortunately the merchandise shop of the party does not provide flags, but mainly t-shirts.

Sources: photographs from the party website, e.g.

photographs from, e.g.
Marcus E.V. Schmöger, 21 October 2008