Labour claims largest majority ever in post-independence history

Labour claims majority of 55% as PN concedes defeat with 44% of the vote

Joseph Muscat's ballots on the second district clearly eclipse Nationalist leader Lawrence Gonzi's in quantity. Photo: James Galea/Mediatoday
Joseph Muscat's ballots on the second district clearly eclipse Nationalist leader Lawrence Gonzi's in quantity. Photo: James Galea/Mediatoday

The Labour Party has claimed victory in the 2013 election after only a few minutes into the counting process itself.

At a reported 55% majority, the landslide victory separates Labour from the Nationalists by around 30,000 votes - the largest majority ever in post-independence Malta.

Party sources believe the majority of votes could be as high as 36,000, while Green Party Alternattiva Demokratika could be set for its highest ever national result with 1.8%. Percentages are still unofficial.

A great cheer went up among Labour officials and supporters inside the counting hall, as the first samples delivered a clear Labour victory. Chants of 'Taghna Lkoll', the Labour electoral slogan echoed throughout the entire counting hall.

MaltaToday is also informed that Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi has called Labour leader Joseph Muscat to inform him that the Nationalist Party was conceding the election to Labour, and to congratulate him on his victory.

PN secretary general Paul Borg Olivier also announced that the Nationalist Party was conceding the election to Labour.

While the election result is still unknown, analysts are currently pointing towards a Labour landslide given how early the result was called by both parties. AD officials are reported as saying that the result for AD does not look good.

The figures currently doing the rounds place Labour at 55% and the PN at 44%, constituting a gap of 11% - an advantage predicted by MaltaToday's own polls. This translates to approximately 30,000 votes.

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Għall-meeting ta' fuq il-fosos , Tal-kampanja elettorali , Biex xi ftit mill-poplu jdawwru , Marru ġabu Dinosawru . Dan jismu Fenech Adami , Giddieb prim matrikolat , Tant hu veru li qed ngħidlek , Dan mill-qorti gie mmultat . Mingħalihom b'din l-azzjoni , Kellhom ċans jirbħu l-elezzjoni , Izda l-għada ħaġa kbira , Sabu li qalgħu tkaxkira .
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Yesterday a tsunami swept through the central mediterranean - its name was Joseph Muscat. Lord Tebbit recently said "if you kick your voters, they will kick you back" but GonziPN's head was too stuck in the sand to take notice of it. Gonzi leaves a PN party in tatters, directionless and with no serious team in sight to rebuild the party. As for PBO he leaves the Party as his great-uncle GBO left the Party in the mid70s.The wheel has turned a full circle.
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Bhas soltu 'kollu tort ta' Joseph ' :-)
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Well done Joseph and team. Thank you and may God guide you to truly make Malta the best in Europe and the envy of the rest of the world.
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Dr.Gonzi , we're in , you'r out . And that's not the final result , cos when the water calms down , they tell you good riddence , and send you to drown .
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OUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED GOOD BYE TO THE MOST SARCASTIC PRIME MINISTER MALTA HAS EVER HAD IN ITS HISTORY AND WELL DONE PRIME MINISTER JOSEPH MUSCAT MAY YOU GOVERN MALTA FOR ANOTHER 100 YEARS.
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Rebħa kbira Għall-Partit Laburista izda fuq kollox rabħa kbira għall-Poplu Malti Kollu . Issa wasal dak il-mument li verament nuru li aħna poplu wieħed u minkejja li jista jkollna idejat differenti , xorta waħda nistgħu naħdmu flimkien għall ġid ta' Malta u tal-poplu Malti kollu , għax Malta verament HIJA TAGĦNA ILOLL .

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