Independent candidate Arnold Cassola has reported Prime Minister Robert Abela and Finance Minister Clyde Caruana to the electoral commission for conducting corrupt practices and as a result, breaching electoral law.
In his letter to the commission, the independent candidate stated that the cheques being granted to compensate for the cost of living are ‘corrupt practices’ due to the fact that they are being distributed on the election’s doorstep. Cassola went on to state that both the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister are members of what he called a ‘caretaker government’ and do not have the right to distribute money during an election campaign, requesting that the commission take immediate action.
In light of this, Robert Abela has stated that they cannot postpone decisions which are going to help the Maltese population. During a Labour event in Imsida, Abela stated that the government is supporting the people and not using the cheques as a gimmick.