Malta Evening News Roundup

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These are the main headlines reviewed by our editorial and research team for today.


Between July and September of last year, the government registered a surplus of over € 57 million. Figures published by the National Bureau of Statistics show that in the third quarter of last year the surplus in government finances was 57 million and four hundred thousand euros. Source: TVM

Malta Developers Association Head Sandro Chetcuti is expected to testify alongside former acting police commissioner Ray Zammit today as the public inquiry into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia continues this afternoon. Source: MaltaToday

Robert Abela will be sworn in as prime minister on Monday afternoon, one day after he was crowned Labour Party leader. Dr Abela takes over from Joseph Muscat, who was named Labour leader in 2008 and became prime minister in 2013. Source: Times of Malta

Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne did not turn up at the Health Ministry today, fuelling speculation of a possible resignation from the post after his defeat to Robert Abela in the challenge for the Labour leadership. Source: The Malta Independent

Partit Laburista MEP and former party leader Alfred Sant said that while a sense of continuity is needed, ‘we cannot continue as though it is business as usual’. Source: Newsbook


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