[LIVE] Gonzi summons Cabinet, parliamentary group after historic referendum

Live coverage of Malta's divorce referendum | 53% say yes in Malta's historic divorce referendum. MaltaToday out today with special printed edition with analysis and opinions on the divorce referendum results.

15:30 We're closing this blog now... all news will be carried on the website as usual.

12:25 PN MPs start to arrive at Dar Centrali for parliamentary group meeting summoned by Prime Minister and party leader Lawrence Gonzi.

08:30 Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi has summoned his Cabinet at Castille this morning, to be followed by a PN Parliamentary Group to discuss the outcome of yesterday's divorce referendum result.

 - Sunday 29 May -

19:53 Moviment Iva chairperson addresses the media, says that Malta is "today as European as it was yesterday", it just embraced it ..

18:55 Read what the Opposition leader had to say following the results of the referendum.

18:16 Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando's comments following Moviment Iva's press conference.

FULL RESULTS: Float your mouse over the bars to see how each district polled,and how many voted yes and no...

 

 

13:14  Joseph Muscat will be holding a Press conference at 14:00hrs.  He is expected to refer to the fact that Labour voters who intended to vote NO stayed at home and opted not to vote at all. This appears to have materialised after his appeal in the last days directed at the heart of the core Labour vote.

12:12 Iva's Michael Falzon:  "I'm convinced the law will pass and that there will be no manouevres from MPs... very unhappy about Church's apology. This is a victory for democracy. In Mgr Charles Vella's words, Chiesa Libera Stato Libera."

12:02 Arthur Galea Salomone says he did not read the Bishop's apology yesterday. He refused to disclose the sources who funded the Zwieg Bla Divorzju movement.

11:45 Former Air Malta chairman and Misco pollster Lawrence Zammit says polls always indicated 'yes' victory, but Labour sources say it was Opposition leader's clarion call after Tuesday that inspired Labour 'no' voters to stay inside.

11:42 Karl Stagno-Navarra says Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi has called Pullicino Orlando to congratulate him on the victory.

11:39  Comments from Nationalist councillor and pro-divorce campaigner Cyrus Engerer: "Satisfied with sampling result which shows a win for the 'YES' vote. This is a win which gives the Maltese the right to choice, the right to a new life. This places Malta on an equal level with the European Union". He was also satisfied the YES vote dominated in Sliema, his district.

Julia Farrugia's earlier interivew with Deborah Schembri bef

11:34 Arthur Galea Salomone: "The people's decision is clear and the decision should be respected. Our role was to inform the public and we have fulfilled that role."

11:32 Alternattiva Demokratika's Michael Briguglio: "Not happy with a campaign that was conducted with crusades from the Church. I hope for a mature parliamentary debate."

11:22 Prime Minister's statement:

I wish to thank people on both sides of the debate which showed its maturity... this was a referendum where civil society played the major role.

This referendum is a historic choice for our future... now is the time to move ahead.

The result in favour of divorce is not the result I wanted but now we will see that the will of the majority is executed and a divorce law is enacted. This won't be an easy process, it is not an easy change... there will be MPs who will abstain or vote against.

Family will become even more central to this government's policy.

10:57 Labour have called it a 'yes' victory | MaltaToday surveys vindicated - Evarist Bartolo's first comments: "It's a new dawn for a more tolerant Malta."

10:47 It's a definite yes of the Sliema '10th district' (which includes St Julian's and Gzira) over the no.

10:44 12th district prevails with Yes in first 40 batches. Localities are St Paul's Bay, Mellieha and other mainly PN localities.

10:40 Sliema seems strong on yes vote, while agents are seeing a 3-1 to 4-1 victory for the no vote in Gozo.

10:23 Here is a vote counting chit from a PN agent, the district is Gozo.

10:15 First samples from 10th district (which includes Sliema) indicate victory of win vote.

10:14 Gozo is clearly emerging as an outright NO according to first observations, while 8th district - where Beppe Fenech Adami is feeding data - is crucial for the no vote. Karl Stagno Navarra says observers are looking at anything above 75% no votes in Gozo.

09:57 In the counting hall: DJ Pierre Cordina and Mireille Bonello, anti-divorce celeb couple, at the counting hall.

09:51 Real estate entrepreneur Sara Grech is at the counting hall with Iva Ghaz-Zwieg, Iva Ghad-Divorzju.

09:46 Top level party sources: Gozo could tilt the balance with its overwhelming NO vote, but sorting monitors claim Malta will clinch YES vote.

09:44 From the counting hall: Michael Fenech Adami joins his brother, MP Beppe Fenech Adami at the counting hall; former Air Malta chairman and owner of Misco pollsters Lawrence Zammit is seen accompanying Stock Exchange chairman Arthur Galea Salomone, the figurehead of Zwieg Bla Divorzju.

09:35 Just uploaded the new Flickr slideshow for today's counting hall scenes.

09:00 Here's how the official turnout looks in a bar chart on Google Docs.

08:32 It took 720 calculators and counting assistants to empty the ballot boxes and placing the ballot papers face down in batches of 50.

08:23  First indications show that Labour voters who were expected to vote No may have chosen not to vote at all.

08:13  Parties are started to monitor the votes as they are placed face down and relaying voting preferences.  Both parties already have an indication of voting preferences on some districts but they are keeping mum about exact percentages. 

06:32 Counting is expected to start at 10am after all votes are placed face down.  But parties will be attempting to read votes before that by trying to count votes as papers are placed faced down.  MaltaToday.com.mt will bring you the latest by the minute

22:33 Electoral Commission says that voter turnout stands at 72% with lowest turnout in 12 district.

22:29 Voting is closed, although pro-divorce lobby asked for an hour's extension after an apology by the Maltese bishops.

18:51 Voting turnout is picking up ahead of Champions League final between Manchester Utd and Barcelona.

18:29 VOTING GOES ON UNTIL 10pm

17:17 Party agents and AECs have reported a low turnout amongst young voters, emphasising the visibility of the grey vote in this referendum.

16:50 Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando is in Zebbug voting. Here he is with his children.

16:37 ksnavarra profile ksnavarra JPO on his way to vote in Zebbug #divorcemalta

16:16 Can you read German? MaltaToday is mentioned in this piece on Der Spiegel's Panorama.

 

Official turnout at 2pm is 34% with the highest (39%) in the first district of Valletta and the Three Cities (39%), lowest is in Gozo (30%). For full data float your mouse over the bars below.

14:43 Just spotted this short report on Al Jazeera English on the referendum... AJE couldn't resist carrying a pic of the Prime Minister with Pope Benedict.

12:39 MaltaToday is informed that the Commissioner of Police has telephoned Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando to say the police is looking into the alleged abusive pressure made on elderly voters by a carer in Mellieha.

12:08 Karl Stagno-Navarra, who was at the Mellieha polling station, says that a group of elderly were gathered in the main hall of the station, some of them wheelchair-bound, with their voting documents in the possession of the matron of their home.

"Rather than reading the referendum question to them, she asked them 'Do you want to divorce?' (Inthom tridu tiddovrzjaw?). Consequently, objections were raised by some family members who were in the room, and the assistant electoral commissioner was alerted to the matter by Nationalist MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando.

"The matron was identified as the wife of a Nationalist candidate."

In Zebbug, arch-priest Fr Daniel Cardona is accompanying the elderly to the polling stations.

11:45 More from the foreign press, this time from Deustche-Welle. Read it here.

11:40 Joseph Muscat, Labour leader, votes in Burmarrad: "Whatever the results of the referendum, the will of the majority needs to be respected. But the minority cannot be ignored."

Referring to incidents into alleged voting abuse at an old people's home in Mellieha, Muscat said he has reported the incident to the Electoral Commissioner. "Irrespectively of however one wishes to vote, everyone should be able to do so freely."

Muscat said that on Monday the parliament will be looking into other important matters. He said he will also report any cases of breaches of electoral law to those responsible.

11:35 Good question: mariocachia profile mariocachia Will #divorcemalta trend today?

11:33 Mario Cacciottolo of BBC writes on Malta's referendum day here: "Polls suggest the referendum race is neck and neck. A result is expected on Sunday, but either result may not yet see an end to the argument."

11:31 josephmasini profile josephmasini points out that today there's an ordination of 7 priests in Gozo, "that's why there are all those Papal Flags. Nothing to do with #divorcemalta " 

11:30 From the foreign press: The Guardian - "The recent legislative history of Malta reveals a struggle between church and state, with marriage often being used as the battleground. In 1975, when civil weddings were introduced, the church took a body-blow. It fought back in 1995 when the ecclesiastical authorities were given, in effect, a legal veto over annulments. Now, the forces of liberalism are locking horns with the powers of conservatism once again; this time, according to the prime minister, Lawrence Gonzi, the outcome of the referendum will be "irreversible". It remains to be seen what sort of future the Maltese people will choose."

And read this comment from Jessica Abrahams in The Guardian - "Figures within the church – like anyone else – have the right to clarify their position on divorce but this must be done responsibly. Whether the answer is yes or no, the outcome of the referendum must reflect what the Maltese people believe to be most beneficial to their society and not the result of what one politician apparently referred to as "spiritual terrorism".

11:21 Divorce bill promoters Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, Deborah Schembri and Evarist Bartolo are in Valletta.

11:16 Alternattiva Demokratika chairperson Michael Briguglio has just cast his referendum vote in Sliema.

11:11 Moviment Zwieg Bla Divorzju representative Arthur Galea Salomone casts his vote in Rabat.

10:58 Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi casts his vote in M'scala, accompanied by Kate Gonzi and PN general secretary Paul Borg Olivier. "Now we await the decision of the people and bow our head to that decision," he said. He added that so far, the voting turnout is similar to that of the recent MEP elections.

He also says the number of uncollected votes is "in the same water" as what was registered during the EU referendum, despite the number of uncollected votes for this referendum being four times as high as those uncollected before the EU referendum.

10:32 Moviment Iva chairperson Dr Deborah Schembri casts her vote in the locality of St Paul's Bay.

10:30 President George Abela casts his vote, media allowed to take pictures. He did not stay to give comments, however.

10:20 Police prohibit media from taking picture of Deborah Schembri casting referendum vote in St Paul's Bay.

10:00 Reports surfacing of residents at old peoples home in Mellieha asked if they wanted divorce before voting by supervisor. Electoral Commissioner on location admits he witnessed abuse and intervened.

8:00 All media are being prohibited by police from reporting or filming within 50 metres of a voting building.

7:30  Archbishop Paul Cremona is among the first to cast his vote in the divorce referendum in Atttard's primary school, the locality's only voting station.

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Donella Agius
On close analysis of the unoffical results of the referendum vote, it is clear that the church in malta is irrelevant today because it has no clear voice and was not ready to give a clear message. On the contrary, the Church in Gozo has a strong bishop who defends the teaching of Jesus Christ and the priests in Gozo are not Trojan Horses like the so called "theologians".
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i voted yes and im proud, il knisja ndunatt li l-poplu madiex tibza mil babaw
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I voted ''YES'' for those who needs it, because who am I, to stop them for having a second chance, & I voted ''YES'', too,becuase ,when I heard the ''TA LE movement '',saying,that while I'm voting,I won't be alone. Jesus be there with me, seeing ,how I'm voting!!! they tried everything to make the electorate afraid!! Well they have thier answer now!!
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Its a new beginning for Malta at last the scare mongering of the church has been sent to hell.
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Move over Austin ! Eat your heart out Cremona and Grech ! Tonio, pass some hankies to your Madonna ! Malta arrives in the 21. century.. Gonzistan-Cremonistan is slowly fading away. PS still waiting for earthquakes, volcano eruptions, tornados or whatever
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Referendm ivvizzjat kien u xorta l-IVA rnexxielu jirbah! http://mazzun.wordpress.com/2011/05/29/1571/
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Next referendum should be...will all MP's be held accountable? The YES campaign won because people know that anyone can have serious problems in his marriage. Whatever the LE (CURIA-PN) tried to do with their tactics, justice will prevail as no prayers or other benefits they can propose will solve the problem of a marriage breakdown...no more talks!! Now respect the will of the people and vote for the legislation... As for the CURIA, it is time to tend to your flock and clean your arachic institutes from abusers and peadophiles...once you do that speak about the family. I wish Anna Vella and Joyce Cassar a happy weekend of diet so that their husband or partner won't leave them as they are no longer size 10!!! ENJOY the DAY!!
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Looks like the biggest 'yes' came from the 2nd district. it seems the 'yes' obtained a respectable 48/49% from the conservative stronghold of Sliema.
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Is sur Zammit kemm kien jghid li ser jirbhu ZGUR dak ghax kellhom l backing tal knisja? u kellhom kemm jridu flus? In nies issa xebghet .Il knisja ma messiex indahlet daqshekk u li kieku halliet lil kulhadd jivvota skond il kuxjenza n nies ma kienux jirrabjaw daqshekk ghaliha . Min kien jmexxi lil knisja dwar l Media zbalja bil kbir ghax dahhal lil knisja go sqaq li ma setetx tohrog minn . Imbaghad johorgu l-isqfijiet jitolbu skuza. Troppo tardi
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Austin Gatt..will you resign tomorrow ? Joe Zammit .. are you checking about your guaranteed victory ? Tonio Fenech..can you check if the Madonna is still weeping ? Angelik..do you mind if you can record the next vision's message so we can have it on record ? Dun Charles Vella..can we now see the clip again ? Sorijiet tal-klawsura..will you see the outside of your convent before the next crusade is due, presumably to abrogate the obscene agreement about annulments in Kuria's tribunals Shlangina and all the rest of your ilk..you're such a bore !!
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In an opinion piece appearing on The Times, Gatt said that if the PN takes a democratic decision “against what [he] conscientiously believes in [he] would resign from parliament since [he] cannot ever expect [his] view prevails over the majority view.” Will Austin Gatt resign tomorrow?
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Next referendum 2020 the right to sunbathe topless?
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VOX POPULI VOX DEI
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Fejnu is-sur Zammit, x'sar minnu? Jaqaw spiccatlu il garanzija......
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duncan abela
Simply elated. My fears and doubts dispelled. It is clear that Maltese democracy and liberal values made today a giant leap forwards. This was the last stand of the traditional conservative segment in our midst who have dominated for decades Maltese civiil society. We can look forward to changing our society to one which adheres to universally accepted european secular and liberal values.
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What a waste of money - this referendum saga. Can't anyone think outside the hat? Let ANYONE would does not want the right to divorce to marry in GOZO. Those who want to retain this right marry in MALTA. Any couples with divergent opinions can marry in COMINO. Democratic, respects the votes, and possibly boosts the Gozitan economy, and lets Gozo's bishop reign in his inquisitional state!
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Is it no longer a sin to have voted yes? Would I be asked who I voted for before given the holy christ next Sunday? Will the church keep insisting that 52% of Maltese are non Catholics now? If yes will the church declare that Malta is no longer catholic? Ah I forgot we all got a pardon for or sins after 10pm last night so 100% of Malta is again catholic even though divorce s legalized.We can again be part of church but it had to be after 10pm last night.
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At last one of the last bastions of oppression has been torn down by people power. Only two words to descibe it - Thank God!
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At last one of the last bastions of oppression has been torn down by people power. Only two words to descibe it - Thank God!
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Paul Sammut
L-aktar li spikkaw matul il-kampanja kienu l-avukatessa Deborha li kienet serena u razzjonali u Mario Grech li dher qisu fundamentalista 'inkazzat.
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Paul Sammut
Lill Dun Charles Vella, Bik u minghajrek id-dritt tghana hadnieh Dun Charles.
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Malta trid il bidla. Jidher li il Maltin qed jippreparaw biex vera jaghamlu pass il quddiem. Nisperaw li din l attitudni tkompli tissahhah u kul Malti jifhem u jaghamel kuragg, biex ma jibzax mil irihsa u jhares lejn kull bidla b mod positiv.
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"Malta Good morning, a new beginning has come ". "I congratulate Deborah schembri and all the YES movement, thanks to all". Freedom to choose , the right to live ,the right to choose". 'Thanks to all who voted YES". as I said before " I believe that every Maltese Citizen knows,and has the right, to live his life ." FREEDOM TO CHOOSE , FREEDOM TO LIVE!
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Neqquh dak ir-ritratt!! Xi haga sura m'hemmx!!!
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Saro e tutti gli alrti come te`. voiu parlate sole parole voute. Cioue che conta e? La verita. Con le parole possiamo dire molte cose, ma con le fatti, possono essere un altra cosa:) Se voui siete italiani, penso che abbiate molto da fare li :) qui e una piccola isola che la gente e divisa, come tutti gli paesi. va a fatti ******** :)
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Curia regime if you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still all there. God protect me from your followers.
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Shlangina Avete ragione.....Come hanno fatto al carissimo collega Vitellino, Don Pio, Don Eugenio, Padre Gonzalo e molto altri!!!!!
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il-VERITA HIJA DIN" Wara li kwazi 21,000 elf ma gabrux il-vot taghhom, dawk urew lil kulhadd li ghala biebom bil-malti. wahda. 2. 28% fil-mija, il-bierah m aivvutawx, dik tfisser, li dawk lelef kolha ma jimpurhomx , milli jghid dak jew l-iehor, aktar ma jaghddi zmien , aktar johorgu fatti. Dik tisser ukoll tista li dawk, bil-ligi tad divorzju u bla ligi tad-divorzju, HADD ma jindahallom x'jghamlu ,ghax ma jimpurathhomx milli tghidulhom, dik hajjithom THIS IS A COUNTRY, FULL OF HYPOCRISY PEOPLE!
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This is a biased blog....as expected. Huwa tal-misthija li hawn min jazzarda jimmalafama il-knisja u l-kleru INGENERALI b molesti fuq it-tfal. Legalment qassis wiehed jew soru wahda li mux hatja ta dawn l-akkuzi u kalunji ghandu/a dritt taghmlilkom libell. NIES INJORANTI, BLA RISPETT LEJN BNEDMIN OHRA (qassisin u mux), MAZZUNI TA VERA.
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We said this would happen! Read and see with your own eyes on: https://mazzun.wordpress.com/2011/05/28/and-the-winner-is-zgur-mhux-il-knisja/
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mazzun.wordpress.com/2011/05/28/and-the-winner-is-zgur-mhux-il-knisja/
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Donella Agius
This blog is totally biased and they are removing what I am writing criticising the people whose only attribute is anticlericalism.
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There is a lot of self inflicted fear by the pro divorce. If they covered the statue of our Lady with a piece of cloth... !Do they want to cover their conscience? If by Angelik ,the weeping Madonna is a sham ,then what is this?
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Is disgusted with the No campaigners!! Nuns and Priests scaring elderly people and saying that if they vote yes they would not go to heaven; churches pushing their propoganda even on voting day; sick people being taken to vote even if they can barely stand up; flyers with weeping Madonna being distributed!! Are we serious!! What a shame!! Is this what we call democracy?
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yes for divorce, no for child molestors priests and nuns. si divorzio, no per i preti e suore pedofelli, iva a divorzzju, le al qassisin u sorrijiet jabbuzaw mi tfal. le al knisja mafjuza, no for mafia church.
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Matrimonio per sempre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Avete appena perso un fedele lettore per anni .
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Haha, Lavoriamo insieme per un monde d'amore e non di astio
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Yesterday some localities had the 'TBERIEK'. Guess what the priest was interested in discussing ?
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Padre Gonzalo fai parte dell'Opus Dei per caso??? Questo non e' il tuo paese - grazie al cielo in Italia la legge basata sulla solidarieta' altrui esista e il divorzio fa parte della legge Italiana. Facci la cortesia di non intrometterti - oppure sei stato scelto da ratzinger, e dal nostro arcivescovo per fare un sermone su Malta Today - uno dei 2 giornali piu' liberali dell'isola?? Se fossi in te mi guarderei attorno per vedere cosa non vada bene nella chiesa, che non e' poco - prima di fare delle prediche non richieste. Senta padre sia se il referendum passasse o meno la chiesa sta per perdere comunque - e le stia benissimo. Perche' qua a Malta la chiesa ha fatto niente che danno, durante gli anni 60, peggio ancora i casi di pedofelia poi tutto il potere assoluto che goda, insieme al fatto che non ci sia separazione tramite la chiesa e lo stato - faranno si che, comunque vada il referendum la chiesa perdera'. Se passera' il referendum e lo spero di cuore, nostro paese finalmente diventerebbe seculare e se non passasse diventerebbe un paese anti-clericale!!! SI' AL DIVORZIO A MALTA!!!
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Iklin polling station is at the building annexed to the Iklin catholic church building, the same place used to indoctrinate small children. Before one gets to vote, one has to go past various images of what the catholic community calls 'holy people', and various religious indoctrination paraphernalia. But most importantly, the shops just outside this building had to remain closed, lest someone uses these shops in some way to try to exert unwanted influence. Come next general election, we'll be having polling stations at the various political parties social clubs...and if we ever get asked our opinion on hunting, we'll be voting at the BirdLife and FKNK headquarters.
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Donella Agius
@monique This padre Gonzalo has taken your advice and invented his own maltese church!!
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Padre-Vitello-Gonzali; Either you are a die-hard religious zealot or you are simply trying to provoke and assuming this is fun...either way you should seek psychiatric help.
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Nuns and priests including archbishops should not have been allowed to vote, they do not need divorce. . They need families loaded with children so that they can rule! . Vote = YES
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Donella Agius
Fl-ahhar sibt kappell jigik sur Balzan!
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Donella Agius
Is the policman in the photo showing the nuns the distance between the YES and the NO vote?
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Kif għadkom ma ġibtu xejn f'din il-blog li preżentatur kiser il-liġi u ħa ritratt tal-vot tiegħu. Jekk li jaqblilkom iġġibu.
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vitellino fate gli affari vostri e meglio che quei corroti di vostri politici italiani di cosa nostra aiutano i clandestini invecce che li mandatte a malta, voi siette corroti fatte gli affari vostri
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Schlangina take a break - take a kitkat - live and let live - you are saying this reminds you of communism? Well it goes further than that - it goes to today's extremism. And extremism especially religious extremism is dangerous. Look at what happened to Pope Luciani by the extremists within the Vatican. Before blabbing and crying blue murder think if you have a brain - being an religious extremist though i don't think you do - or if you do - the church does not let you use your brain. Poor you!!!
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dan ghandu l-iskorfini mehlulin ghandhu jkun , hahaaahahhahaaa
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Halleluja
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VITELLINO...you are f**kin sick!!!!!
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vitellino , chi se ne fregaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa buhhahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa va a quell paese ;-)
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il-vitella tajba biex tikolha .
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Dearest resurrected Italian knight, You are free to believe whatever you want. But so are we. Kindly note that Italian is not an official language in Malta and some ċuċ Malti like me are not fluent in that language so it would be extremely polite from your side to either use maltese or english. Thank you very much.
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I am not surprised at all about the Mellieha elderly home administrator. Every one remembers well the way certain wards were run at Zammit Clapp Hospital.Staff were transfered, reported, elderly with a medical certificate from a certain doctor were given priority, caterer sacked.Drivers transfered. I can name so many. So i am not surprised at all.
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Schlangina. Any comments about the Mellieha case? Are you happy about it? Or maybe you defend the old people where it suits you? It beggars belief you writing about compassion, and yet,not showing any compassion to people who are suffering due to the 'taxes' fallacy. Shame.
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why perverted ? because I wish to give a choice to anyone who needs one ? Your way of thinking is the Taliban way - you want to impose youe beliefs on everyone; but I am wasting my time.
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Donella Agius
@employee Your words shows your total an compassion for other people in Malta! You pretend that only your pervert ideas have value in our land!
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Shlangina the photo shows the truth behind the promised non crusade promised by the Church. I would send this photo all around the world to show who is deciding the fate of thousands desperate people who only yearn to start a new life and live normally like everyone else - a nun who's never been married and has no idea of married life and a poor soul with one and a half foot in the grave. Taf tisthi ?
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Donella Agius
Has Malta Today asked permission to the nun and othe person appearing in the photo permission for its publication? Or the arrogance of the editor of Malta Today has reached its peak? It is really shameful!
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@donovan85 you said that"jesus preached let me judge you, and the person who judge another is doing a sin. " Therefore accordig to your argumet you yourself is sinning because you are judgig."
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Donella Agius
The way Malta Today has been using photos in the last days remind me of communists dictatorships.
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Donella Agius
What do you mean by this photo? That nuns and old people should not vote? Or these people will only be used of to pay taxes for the benefit of the divorced persons and their victims?
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the archbishop should resign, he didnt did what jesus preach, jesus preached let me judge you, and the person who judge another is doing a sin. we have a sinner archbishop, who voted no and judged the separated people, resign
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Oh stupid me....you copied and pasted a whole page, Vitellino! What is your problem?
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Vitellino, Quote; "SOMETIMES THE BIBLE IN THE HAND OF ONE MAN IS WORSE THAN A WHISKY BOTTLE IN THE HAND OF ANOTHER" And now you can klick on Report Abuse for the umpteenth time. Seemingly one of your hobbies
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I received so much publicity material from the No camp but only one letter from the Yes camp. It is obvious that the No camp had substantial funds to back their campaign. I have a simple question to all bloggers here. From where do you think did the No movement get the money?
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Hudu hsieb lix-xjuh taghkom. Thallux lil min juzahom. Il-vot huwa taghhom u ta hadd izjed. Thallux abbuzi ghaddejin jekk tarawhom.
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Vitellino Vitelleschi you chose to take the name of a neopolitan knight who died during the Great Siege, so you are simply a GHOST. If you think that by writing in Italian the people will think that you are some great scholar whom they must submit to you are barking up the wrong tree. Those times are gone forever. Baci le mani padrino is no longer used in Malta except by the few whose lives are still rules by the local Church. Not even all the priests, monks and nuns agree with the local Church because some of them leave the Holy Orders and marry.
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Caro Signor Vitelleschi, Che stai fumando?
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This campaign was the cause of many tensions between families and friends and even breakups that will linger on...we can not afford to go again through all this in say 5 years time especially when the introduction of a divorce legislation is inevitable because the suffering people will continue to be a part of us. Let us then vote it in now to prevent the repeat of such senseless scars to a society that already has its full share of other sensless scars.
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Vitellino; 134 to go
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Vitellino, I post a comment earlier that your dream might come true if you recite the rosary 153 times or so. After the copy/paste overkill of same verses it leaves you with app. 136 to go
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Flyers with weeping Madonna distributed on Gozo ferry... The Tempo's must be out of stock then. From Divorzistan to Absurdistan
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Are we going to let our marital affairs be decided by a lot of elderly nuns/monks/priests who have never been married, will never marry and have not the slightest idea of what married life means? Go and do your DUTY and VOTE - it's your business, not theirs.
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«Figlie di Gerusalemme, non piangete su di me, ma piangete su voi stesse e sui vostri figli. 29 Ecco, verranno giorni nei quali si dirà: “Beate le sterili, i grembi che non hanno generato e i seni che non hanno allattato”. 30 Allora cominceranno a dire ai monti: “Cadete su di noi!”, e alle colline: “Copriteci!”. 31 Perché, se si tratta così il legno verde, che avverrà del legno secco?». 32 Insieme con lui venivano condotti a morte anche altri due, che erano malfattori.
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Pajjiz li ghadu lura...qed nivvutaw fuq xi haga illi hija tant ovvja fil-pajjizi kollha tad-dinja...vavi u fidili...skjavi fuq kollox tas-superstizzjoni...anki jekk jidhol id-divorzju xorta lura nibqghu!! Imma dan hu l-ewwel pass...u nheggeg lil kulhadd johrog jivvota...IVA.
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Alla biss jaf kemm qed isiru abbuzi bhal dak li sar fil-Mellieha, dejjem minn dawk tal-LE ! APPELL LIZ-ZAGHZAGH. IL-LEJLA, QABEL TMORRU PACEVILLE, QISU LI TMORRU TIVVUTAW 'IVA', GHAX JEKK, ALLA HARES QATT, TIZZEWGU U L-QUDDIEM IZ-ZWIEG TAGHKHOM JITKISSRILKOM, TIBQGHU SKJAVI TA' MIN FORSI JKUN TELQKHOM, GHAL-GHOMORKHOM !!! EJJEW FLIMKIEN MA ELUF KBAR TA' LABURISTI, NAZZJONALIST, TAL-ALTERNATTIVA U ELUF KBAR TA' MIN M'GHANDUX PARTIT, NEHILSU LIL GHAZIZ PAJJIZNA, MILL-KTAJJEN LI L-KURJA MEDJOVALI MALTIJA ILHA LI RABTETT BIHOM LILL-POPLU MALTI U GHAWDXI GHAL SEKLI SHAH ! EDDY PRIVITERA