Fantasy Cabinet - how you voted

2,630 online respondents pick Labour front-runners for ministerial positions.

2,630 respondents to our online Fantasy Cabinet have chosen a government line-up that clearly mirrors the capabilities of Labour's front-runners for Joseph Muscat's executive.

90% chose Edward Scicluna as fiannce minister, while the choice for foreign affairs minister was split between Louis Grech (42%) and George Vella (50%).

Chris Cardona and Michael Falzon - the latter is so far unelected on the first count but could win a bye-election - were favourites, 38% and 35% respectively, for home affairs minister.

Criminal defence lawyer Manuel Mallia, elected on two districts, was favourite (68%) for justice minister, pipping the shadow minister for justice José Herrera.

Leo Brincat was the favourite for the post of environment minister at 50%, while Marie Louise Coleiro-Preca got 67% of the vote for the post of social policy and health minister - this portfolio is likely to be split under the new Labour government.

As expected, former tourism minister Karmenu Vella got 83% of the vote for the same post, and Evarist Bartolo is firmly believed to be education minister material with 71% of the vote.

Konrad Mizzi, with 63%, gets the energy portfolio, while Owen Bonnici, with 48% gets the job of culture, youth and sports minister.

The surprise of the election is Franco Mercieca, who is believed will not accept a ministerial post, supported by 57% to get the role of Gozo minister.

Respondents also suggested (55%) that Ian Borg, the Dingli mayor, is given a ministry; while dentist Marlene Farrugia, paediatric surgeon Chris Fearne, family doctor Godfrey Farrugia and incumbent MP and nurse Anthony Agius Decelis were all suggested for the role of parliamentary secretary

Ian Borg was however not considered suitable for the possible post of a junior minister to handle Malta's president of the European Council in 2017.

Anthony Agius Decelis was given 19% of the vote to be made a minister.

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Dr.Mallia bhala Ministru tal- gustizzja...Avukat eccellenti b'esperjenza vasta fil-qasam tal-gustizzja u persuna b'integrita'..Bir-rispett kollu lejn Dr.Herrera imma ma jikkonvincinix.
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In- 1996 we had problems in the minister office in Gozo,because it was not for Malta belong to everybody, but with preference ,so we need Justine Caruana than in the Gozo minister office,if not ,we are going to face problems,and the PL government will start loosing points immediately .
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In- 1996 we had problems in the minister office in Gozo,because it was not for Malta belong to everybody, but with preference ,so we need Justine Caruana than in the Gozo minister office,if not ,we are going to face problems,and the PL government will start loosing points immediately .
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There is no doubt that Dr Ian Borg, though young, is a very experienced administrator and fully deserves a ministerial position. It is clearly up to our dear Prime Minister Dr Joseph Muscat to decide who will be Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries and Malta has FULL trust in him and in his capabilities to select the right people for the right jobs in the crucial work ahead.