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

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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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