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MEP & Local Council Elections Under Way

MEP & Local Council Elections Under Way
Jun 8 2024 Share

Today, Malta is holding elections for its representatives in the European Parliament and for the officials of its 68 local councils.

This vote will determine six Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and local council teams for the next five years. There are 370,184 eligible voters for the European Parliament election, a slight decrease from 2019. For the local council elections, 457,343 people are registered, up by 23,000 compared to the previous election.

Polling stations will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and the results for the MEP elections are expected tomorrow morning. The European Parliament’s total number of MEPs will increase from 705 to 720 after this election due to additional seats allocated to twelve countries following the UK’s exit from the EU.

Thirty-nine local candidates are contesting the European Parliament seats, including nine from the Labour Party, eight from the Nationalist Party, and a record number of 13 independent candidates, along with representatives from smaller parties. Among the candidates are three current MEPs: Roberta Metsola, David Casa (both PN), and Alex Agius Saliba (PL), as well as former MEP Claudette Abela Baldacchino (PL). Amongst others David Casa is also on the ticket, noted for being Malta’s longest-serving MEP.

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San Ġiljan Beats Sliema To Win The Sport Malta Cup

Jun 7 2024 Share

San Ġiljan ASC have beaten historic rivals Sliema in the final of the Sport Malta 2024 Cup.

The game was very close between the two teams with San Ġiljan just edging the win with a 9-7 score.

The final took place in the iconic National Pool Complex in Tal-Qroqq, as it’s preparing to host the  Final 4 European Aquatics Champions League Men.

To reach the final, Sliema had to beat Sirens ASC with a convincing score of 14-3, whilst San Ġiljan had a tougher test beating cross-town rivals Neptunes with a score of 13-9.

It has been a very successful season for San Ġiljan who have just also on the Winter League. They will now be hoping for further success in the Summer League.

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Leave Some Water For Wildlife Through Heatwave

Leave Some Water For Wildlife Through Heatwave
Jun 7 2024 Share

Wildlife Rescue Team Malta issued a post reminding people living in Malta to think of the various animals who will also be struggling through the heatwave.

‘Please think about all our wildlife struggling to find water and keep hydrated.’

‘Be it birds, bats, hedgehogs and other stray animals, all will be desperately looking for water.’

‘If you can, please leave shallow trays of fresh water twice daily either on your roof, balcony or doorstep.’

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Local Bride-To-Be Dressed As Hen At Hens Party

Jun 7 2024 Share

A local bride-to-be has been seen at the Malta International Airport dressed in an actual hen costume ahead of her hens party somewhere outside of Malta.

The local was joined by her 6 other best friends and will embark on a party she will surely never forget.

The woman’s costume was not the only accessory that joined her on her trip but also a plushie soft toy of a chick to go with the chicken/hen theme and a small inflatable toy of what we can only believe to be her groom and future husband.

The team at Malta Daily wishes her the best hens party and wedding possible and also our admiration as it mustn’t have been a comfortable plane journey in the costume.

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