[WATCH] Busuttil urges supporters to never give up: 'Today, David overcame Goliath'

PN leader describes court decision to allocate two extra seats to opposition as a victory for David over Goliath

PN leader Simon Busuttil addressed party supporters at the party's headquarters (Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday)
PN leader Simon Busuttil addressed party supporters at the party's headquarters (Photo: James Bianchi/MediaToday)
Busuttil: Two-seat allocation 'feels like David beat Goliath' • Video by James Bianchi

Labour MPs Joe Debono Grech and Justyne Caruana should not be in parliament today, since the parliamentary seats they occupy should have been allocated to the Nationalist Party, opposition leader Simon Busuttil has said.

Busuttil, who was addressing a rally at the PN headquarters to celebrate the Constitutional Court's decision to allocate two further parliamentary seats to the PN, told the party faithful to “never give up,” adding that perseverance paid off.

Party members, activists and supporters filled the headquarter's lobby, spilling into the road in front of the Dar Centrali.

Busuttil said that the court had made it clear in its judgement that "elections are decided by those who vote, not those who count the votes".

PN candidates Wayne Hewitt and Salvu Mallia
PN candidates Wayne Hewitt and Salvu Mallia

Busuttil called on the electoral commission to carry out the court's sentence and allocate the PN the additional two seats as quickly as possible.

"We have waited long enough for this," he said. "Today David overcame Goliath as this ruling came after a long struggle against everything the government threw at us in a bid to deny us what was ours by right."

Busuttil thanked Edwin Vassallo - who is certain to be given one of the seats allocated - for his patience and perseverence while continuing to participate fully within the party.

He said the day's big loser was prime minister Joseph Muscat who had fought for three and a half years to deny voters their rightful representation in parliament.

As to Muscat's claim made on Thursday's edition of Xtra - when he told Saviour Balzan that he dis not follow numbers, but made them - Busuttil said the prime minister had better be careful since his numbers were now sliding quickly.

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