Election round-up - week 7
The parties electoral programme proposals have taken a backseat to back and forth allegations of corruption and libel suits.
Early on in the week it was discovered that Minister for Finance, the Economy and Investment Tonio Fenech had indeed met with George Farrugia. It was also alleged that he had received a gift, in the form of a clock from the man.
The Minister quickly hit back arguing that the clock was from Ray Farrugia's (George's brother) wife. The Minister met with George Farrugia and the Commissioner of Police to solve the matter and George Farrugia has said that he was there during the gift exchange.
In the oil procurement scandal, the Directors of Intershore Fiduciary Ltd, the company in charge of Aikon Ltd, were pushed to the forefront and implicated in the corruption scandal. One of the Directors was PL Financial Administrator Joe Cordina, who quickly resigned. The Directors denied their involvement, however Minister Fenech delivered Alleged proof that they were involved and that other PL candidates had some form of involvement. The PL candidates rebutted the claims and have filed for libel. The Minister also claimed that the PL Leader handpicked Joe Cordina, however this accusation was quickly rebutted.