Today, newly elected PL Leader Robert Abela will be sworn in as Malta’s new Prime Minister at the Presidential Palace, Valletta. Abela has won 58% of the 16 216 votes cast on Saturday by PL delegates and party members.
Moreover, Abela won almost every ballot box opened on Saturday including the first 4th district boxes, a district which is considered as Chris Fearne’s as in the 2017 general election he had obtained 5405 votes. This means that in the same general election, Fearne was the most popular candidate in the 4th district, which includes the locations of Paola and Tarxien.
In Saturday’s election for the new leader, 92% of eligible members cast their vote. Of these, Robert Abela obtained 9342 votes, while Chris Fearne obtained 6798 votes. In his first speech as Malta’s new Prime Minister and leader of the PL, Abela said that he looks forward to working with people for the overall benefit of the country.