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Malta’s PM quits in crisis over Daphne Caruana Galizia murder

2019-12-02 09:54:30       source:The Guardian

December 1, 2019

Malta’s embattled prime minister Joseph Muscat has resigned, driven from office by the constitutional and political crisis triggered by the murder of the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

In a televised address broadcast on Sunday evening, Muscat announced that he would stay on until a new leader of his ruling Labour party was elected in January. The prime minister expressed “deep regret” for Caruana Galizia’s murder and spoke of the need for a “fresh page”.

But his tone remained defiant, as he said: “This case cannot define everything that our country is.”

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