Former Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has resigned from Parliament. He announced his resignation during Parliament’s first session after the summer recess.
In a short speech Muscat said that in his last speech as Prime Minister and Leader of the Labour Party he had said that within a few months he would be resigning as a Member of Parliament. He reiterated that he was resigning after more than 12 years serving in the House of Representatives, having previously served for four years in the European Parliament.
He added that he is proud that he has served the country, twice as Prime Minister, once as Leader of the Opposition and three times as a Members of Parliament.
He concluded that while he wanted to do more and better, avoid mistakes and make many more changes, he is happy that he has contributed to making the country stronger than ever before to meet future challenges.