Prime Minister Robert Abela confirmed that the general election will be held next year, in 2022.
Dr Abela was speaking to the media after he announced an €8-million private investment which will create 100 new jobs. He said that the country will not hold an election this year and that the general election date will be dictated by the national interest.
“I always stressed that one of the criteria which will determine when the election is held is the national interest. I do not think that it is in the national interest that an election is held this year, and therefore it will be held in its year, in 2022”, the Prime Minister said. While he reiterated that the election will be held next year, Dr Abela said it was the Opposition which, without any reason, raised uncertainty for businesses with a rumour that a general election will be held in November.
During a Sunday political activity, Nationalist Party leader Bernard Grech said that Prime Minister Robert Abela is creating more uncertainty for businesses as he is leaving everything hanging in the air on a general election. He stated that businesses need an environment of certainty to plan for the post-pandemic period.
The 27th November was the date being mentioned for a general election whose date expires on the 3rd of June 2022.