Chris Cardona stripped of Economy portfolio

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

PL Deputy Leader Chris Cardona will not be retaining his post as Economy Minister.

It may also be possible that Cardona won’t be part of Robert Abela’s Cabinet.

Sources in the Ministry of Economy told Newsbook.com.mt that members of Cardona’s secretariat are currently clearing out personal belongings from their offices.

The reason behind this move remains unclear. Nevertheless, the same sources said that Abela is being pressured to find an alternative position for Cardona.

Within a span of a few hours, Cardona was spotted entering Castille twice. He was unaccompanied during the first visit. Later he was then seen entering Castille with Joe Gerada, a member of his secretariat.

On the 23rd of November 2019, Newsbook.com.mt revealed that Chris Cardona was interrogated by police in relation to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination. On the 26th of November he ‘suspended’ himself as Economy Minister following a Cabinet meeting in Castille. He also suspended himself from his role as Deputy Leader for Party Affairs within the PL.