Prime Minister to announce resignation and kick start leadership race

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat will formally step down after a new Labour leader is elected

Joseph Muscat
Joseph Muscat

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat will announce he is stepping down from office in the coming hours.

MaltaToday is informed that Muscat will officially step down until a new Labour Party leader is elected in the coming weeks.

His decision will come following a political crisis in Malta triggered by events surrounding the investigation into Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder.

The decision also follows yesterday's stormy Cabinet meeting that refused a pardon for Yorgen Fenech.

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