Election round up - week one
On Monday night at 00.01h, Labour Kicked off their electoral campaign with the announcement of their campaign slogan 'Malta taghna lkoll'. The PN, launched theirs the same day at 10.00h with their slogan 'Futur fis-sod'.
That evening, both political parties held mass rallies. The PN held theirs at the PN headquarters in Pieta. Their message was that the PN brought Malta a long way, has kept us financially stable and said there's still a lot to be done.
The PL held their mass rally at the Valletta Waterfront, where they announced that Malta belongs to no single Party, but rather belongs to the people as a whole.
The first topic of the campaign was energy, with the Labour Party announcing their energy plan early on Tuesday. They argued that energy tariffs will be reduced by a minimum of 25% and that Malta's main source of electricity will be changed from heavy fuel oil, to gas. Their plan included the 'shut down' of the Phase 1 at Delimara power station as well as the Marsa plant. He later proposed a new scheme which would give people options with regards to the frequency they receive energy bills.
The PN claims that this would be a waste of money saying that it is 'not doable' and calling it a 'gimmick'. They demanded that the documents be released, however the PL explained that they will release them at an opportune time. The PN also argued that costs for the project will be higher than the PL have predicted.
The PL launched three new schemes on Wednesday which focus on solar energy and energy saving mechanisms.
The PN reiterated that it had already begun to implement some of these proposals.
On Friday, The PL told Malta that they would now move on from energy and speak about education, Civil Rights and Women's Rights. They later published a number of schemes, focussed on worker's rights.
Yesterday, The PL launched a new wave of proposals on same sex Civil Union as well as rights of LGBT persons.
The PN have put forward a number of plans and proposals relating to Gozo, based on the areas of tourism, business and administrative affairs. They have said that they would recognise Gozo as a region, with a Council of its own to administer Maltese laws whilst also having the power to enact bye-laws.
Joseph Muscat spoke to the Labour Youth on Thursday, where he condemned the violent actions of Labour supporters against the PN many years ago.
Lawrence Gonzi's meeting with the PN youth focussed on the importance of jobs.
The PN held their Executive Committee meeting on Thursday.
AD launched their campaign and revealed their list of candidates for the coming election, resulting in AD contesting every district.
The Electoral Commission published the Electoral Register in the Government Gazette.