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38.8% Of Youth Think Other Youth Won’t Vote

38.8% Of Youth Think Other Youth Won’t Vote
Jun 1 2024 Share

According to a new survey concerning ‘Young People’s Opinions On European Affairs’ by Kunsill Nazzjonali taż-Żgħażagħ (KNZ), 77.6% of Maltese youth responding (90) said they will be voting in the upcoming European Parliament and Local Council elections.

However, when asked about their opinion of how the majority of young people will cast their first preference vote, the second largest group (38.8%) said that youth won’t vote.

The majority in second category was a vote for the Labour Party at 43.1%, followed by a third category for the Nationalist Party at 10.3%.

Conducted by the National Youth Council of Malta in the lead-up to the 2024 European Parliament elections an online questionnaire collected both qualitative and quantitative data from 117 respondents, aged 16-35.

The survey found that for 68.4% of respondents, Malta’s EU Membership mattered more than Malta’s Neutrality. 53% even said that they trust the European Institutions more, with 9.4% saying they trust the Maltese state more. 25.6% said they trust neither.

Find the full study here.

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Italian Deputy PM Picks Metsola In Hypothetical Scenario

Italian Deputy PM Picks Metsola In Hypothetical Scenario
Jun 1 2024 Share

During an interview, Deputy Prime Minister of Italy Antonio Tajani rejected 4 candidates proposed to him for a hypothetical Erasmus trip and instead choose Maltese politician and EP President Roberta Metsola.

Tajani, who is also the secretary of Forza Italia as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs in Italy, was asked who he would pick if he had the chance to travel outside of Italy on an Erasmus trip.

 

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His options were Mario Draghi, Matteo Renzi, Elly Schlein or Ursula von Der Leyen. However, he doubled down on choosing Metsola.

Saying that he respects her a lot, he acknowledged how despite coming from a very small island her career took her to the centre of European politics.

‘She truly represents the spirit of Erasmus’, concluded Tajani.

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Early Voters Ahead Of Official EU & Local Council Elections

Early Voters Ahead Of Official EU & Local Council Elections
Jun 1 2024 Share

Early voters have started to convene and to exercise their right to vote at the Naxxar voting station.

 

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People who will not be able to vote next week due to being abroad or any other reason have been given the chance to input their vote this weekend.

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Arnold Cassola Shares 30 year Old Prison Mugshot

Arnold Cassola Shares 30 year Old Prison Mugshot
Jun 1 2024 Share

Taking to social media, independent European Parliament candidate Arnold Cassola shared a Corradino Detention Centre mugshot of himself.

Cassola explained that he was arrested after protesting land development and environmental destruction in Gozo.

 

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‘Back then I did not understand how the state could support the such destruction. Today, I understand how money works in politics, and I am less perplexed.’

‘That is why I remained independent and free’, he wrote. ‘So that which is white, I call white and that which is black, I do not call grey.’

Now 70 years old, he says that all that has changed are his hair colour and the face wrinkles.

‘The wish to protect my country is still as strong as if this photo was taken this morning’, he concluded.

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