Former MEP Marlene Mizzi said that the Prime Minister should leave immediately. In a Facebook post, Mizzi, a former representative of the Partit Laburista in the European Parliament said that Chris Fearne, as Deputy Leader, should take over the reins immediately so that Muscat can leave immediately. Mizzi said that that is exactly why there is the post of Deputy Leader, to step in for the leader.
Mizzi said that this move needs to happen as soon as possible so that the country is placed first. In the past days, Mizzi also spoke of the groundswell not to participate in L-Istrina, the annual fundraising telethon. She said that whoever is making these claims has no appreciation of the work the Malta Community Chest Fund does for the sick and needy.