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Liberal Democratic Alliance, Malta

Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika Malta

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[Liberal Democratic Alliance] image by Marcus Schmöger, 26 October 2008
Party's emblem from the membership form:

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[Original image provided by John Zammit, founder of the party and there is a photograph of the flag shown on the party's website.]

The Liberal Democratic Alliance (Malta) (Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika Malta, ALDM) was founded by Dr. John Zammit (b.1949) on 26 November 2006 as a split from the Alpha Partit Liberali (Alpha Liberal Party) he had co-founded with Dr. Emmy Bezzina in 2004. A main issue defended by ALDM is the legalization of divorce in Malta and the decrease of the political influence of the Roman Catholic church. The ALDM did not compete in the 2008 general elections but called to vote for other liberal parties and, mostly, against the Nationalist Party.

The flag of ALDM, as displayed by John Zammit on the balcony of the party's headquarters in Valetta, can be seen on a colour photograph taken on 7 June 2008, available on the party's website. The flag is vertically divided white-red with the party's seal-shaped emblem in the middle. The emblem of ALDM shows a red and white striped lighthouse emitting two horizontal yellow beams, standing on a grey terrace. The background is dark blue (sea) and light blue (sky). The name of the party is written in black capital letters on the seal's white rim. According to John Zammit, the lighthouse shown on the party's seal represents the Dellimara lighthouse watching Marsaxlokk Bay, located in Birzebbuga, where Zammit has been living since his youth. - ALDM website - Photograph of the flag on the ALDM website
Ivan Sache, 16 July 2008

The name of the ALDM is Alleanza Liberal-Demokratika (Malta) / Liberal Democratic Alliance (Malta). I have found several other photographs of the flag. In the flag there is obviously only one shade of yellow, and I slightly adjusted the shades of blue.
Marcus Schmöger, 26 October 2008