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All articles • 'divorce'
[SURVEY] Labour ahead in Gozo by a whisker
National 15-08

A MaltaToday survey shows Labour leading with a whisker in the strategic Gozo electoral district, despite the strong showing of the anti-divorce campaign in the May referendum on divorce, where 68% voted against.

President George Abela signs divorce bill
National 29-07

Divorce in Malta has become law today, following its publication in the Government Gazzette after President George Abela formally signed the bill.

A weather-vane politician?  | Cyrus Engerer
Interview 26-07

In the space of two weeks, Sliema Vice Mayor Cyrus Engerer went on from addressing the PN’s general council to joining Labour. What does this say about his credibility?

Divorce vote: Sliema based PN MPs shift to 'yes'
National 25-07

Sliema-based MPs Dolores Cristina, George Pullicino, and Francis Zammit Dimech shifted from a previous 'no's and abstentions in the second reading vote to a 'yes' vote in the third and final reading.

Updated | Divorce bill passes as Gonzi confirms ‘no’ in final parliamentary vote
National 25-07

Divorce bill passes as Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi confirms his repeated 'no' vote against the amended and completed divorce bill in the final vote in third reading.

The man who said ‘No’ | Adrian Vassallo
Interview 18-07

He may hold the record for lowest parliamentary attendance ever, but Dr Adrian Vassallo, MP, tends to make noise on the rare occasions he turns up for a debate… as evidenced last Wednesday.

Lawrence Gonzi’s vote: a question of conscience or appearance?
National 18-07

Thanks to the vote of those of his Nationalist colleagues who voted in favour or abstained  in the vote on the divorce bill, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi could appease his conscience and vote No without putting the referendum result in jeopardy.  But what does this say about his ability to lead party and country?

Divorce Majeur - the undoing of a serial election-winning coalition
National 18-07

A single, rather commonplace issue – divorce, a reality now accepted in all countries of the world but one – has proved to be the undoing of the Nationalist Party’s serial election-winning coalition.

Divorce bill | Committee agrees on extending 'adequate maintenance' for education even to united families
National 17-07

MPs have reached 'agreement' to extend the parental obligation of 'adequate maintenance' to children pursuing studies until the age of 23, even to non broken-down families.

“One cannot ignore conscience” – Mario Galea
National 16-07

“In every political decision, especially an issue like divorce, one cannot ignore conscience,” parliamentary secretary and Nationalist MP Mario Galea.

‘I took it as an indirect threat’ – Adrian Vassallo
National 16-07

The only opposition MP who voted against divorce on Wednesday, Adrian Vassallo speaks about the “consequences” Labour Leader Joseph Muscat said his ‘no’ vote will invariably entail.

'I won't budge from Sliema council', Cyrus Engerer tells PBO
National 16-07

UPDATED | Sliema deputy mayor Cyrus Engerer has slammed PN secretary-general Paul Borg Olivier for having called him yesterday insisting that he resigns from the Sliema council.

Muscat, ‘PM is in a strait-jacket'
National 13-07

UPDATE 2 | Opposition leader Joseph Muscat accused the Prime Minister of going against the people and said that Lawrence Gonzi has put himself into a strait-jacket, splitting PN into three.

Divorce bill | How did they vote?
National 13-07

A who's who? in Parliamentary vote on the divorce bill at the close of the second reading

House approves divorce bill in second reading but Prime Minister votes against
National 13-07

UPDATE 16 | Parliament has approved the second reading of the divorce bill with 44 votes in favour, 13 against and 12 abstensions. Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi has voted against.

His liberal agenda | Mario de Marco
Interview 13-07

Economic and social changes brought about by successive Nationalist administrations have contributed to a change in values, which the PN cannot ignore, says Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism Mario de Marco.

We are not playing poker – Muscat to Gonzi on divorce vote
National 12-07

UPDATE: PL parliamentary group agree to amendments to divorce bill
National 09-07

Labour MPs agreed to make some minor minor amendments to the divorce bill but sources told MaltaToday that there were no major changes.  All MPs attended except for Adrian Vassallo

Poor attendance for PN parliamentary group meeting
National 07-07

Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi presided over a poorly attended PN parliamentary group that discussed the way forward through the second reading of the divorce bill.

AD joins call for re-evaluation of Church-State concordat
National 07-07

Alternattiva Demokratika reiterates call for reassessment of Malta’s Church-State agreement.

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