Prime Minister and Labour Party Leader Joseph Muscat spoke about the importance of the Labour Party’s Annual General Conference through which the Party will build the foundations of its election campaign starting Sunday.
Interviewed on ONE, Dr Muscat spoke about the importance of contesting elections with a clear programme. He talked about the country’s work plan and said the government was committed to fulfil its promises. Muscat said that when you face the people you have to put forward proposals, which the Labour Party has done both on a national and local level. Dr Muscat said that lengthy consultations have resulted in an electoral manifesto for each and every locality.
The Prime Minister spoke about the need for everyone to tow the same line within European institutions, pointing out that the Labour Party had always worked in favor of Malta, irrespective of who was in government. He added that in the next elections people will judge not only the work of MEPs but also their attitude because saying that you want to work for Malta is not enough – the real question is how you work for the country.
Dr Muscat said that in the coming hours European statistics on the country’s finances will be published which will show whether the country has registered a surplus for the third consecutive time. Muscat said that although the government had increased pensions every year this was not enough and the government would continue to increase benefits and help those who rent properties. He said that work was being carried out on several election promises amongst these helping those over 40 to own their own property.
Dr Muscat urged 16 year olds who will be voting for the first time on account of the reforms to go out and vote for their preferred candidate and to exercise their voting rights.