Muscat - We will govern as a Movement
The newly elected Prime Minister, Joseph Muscat, said that “with the General Elections on March 9, the people showed that they want to see a new leadership style, where we were elected as a movement and we will govern as such.”
He added that the transition which the country is currently going through is a serene one where Muscat will govern on the same lines.
He said that although there is an electoral gap between the government and the opposition, the latter will still be relevant where it is now “time to deliver.”
Muscat pointed out that the main focus of the new government is to approve the 2013 Budget where the same one will be kept, with a change on minimum wage tax. The energy plan will also be in place immediately so as to give families cheaper electricity bills, and cleaner air since the government needs to see that there is a security of supply.
Additional issues that Muscat said will be dealt with immediately are the Whistleblower Act, the removal of prescription of politicians, and that there is a law on the financing of the electoral parties.
Muscat added that this can only be done if the country is united so that everyone can help out and “together we can have a Malta which is for us all.”