Maltese PM may resign over Caruana murder case

Muscat reportedly announced decision to president

29 November, 17:41

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, NOVEMBER 29 - The Maltese prime minister intends to announce his resignation soon, according to the Times of Malta. The newspaper stressed that the decision came at the end of a political crisis generated by the probe into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia.

    Muscat on Friday morning met with Maltese president George Vella, to who, the newspaper said, the prime minister may have told about his decision. The prime minister is expected to speak on television. According to two sources near the Maltese government, the Times said, Muscat will begin a process seeking to find new leadership within the Labor Party that would then lead the party to nominate another prime minister by January. It is not yet clear, the newspaper added, if until that moment Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne will be leading the government as interim prime minister.

    On Sunday, the same publication had reported that Muscat was thinking about resigning within six to nine months, however, after growing tension at the national level concerning the case of the journalist's murder, it said he was considering doing so before.(ANSAmed).

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