Malta goes to the polls today

June 3, 2017

510863908After a 33-day election campaign, voters across Malta and Gozo will today head to the polls in the 12th general election since Independence.  There are 333,485 eligible voters, since 8,372 reneged on their right to vote by not collecting their voting document. The number of uncollected voting documents is equivalent to 2.4 per cent of the voting population, very similar to what happened in 2013, when two per cent gave up their right to vote.  This is Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s second election at the helm of the Labour Party and his first as the head of government. It is Simon Busuttil’s first electoral test as Nationalist Party leader.