Watch: “We will unite behind our new leader”

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

“We will unite behind whoever will be elected leader,” three MPs said on Thursday morning.

Partit Laburista will hold an election on Saturday to elect its new leader after Joseph Muscat announced that he will step down following the arraignment of Daphne Caruana Galizia murder suspect, Electrogas director and 17 Black owner Yorgen Fenech. Muscat had said that he will resign after the new leader is elected.

Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana, Transport Minister Ian Borg and Parliamentary Secretary Clint Camilleri were replying to questions from the media when they were asked if they trusted the two Partit Laburista leadership candidates.

Camilleri told the media that Partit Laburista will have a new leader on Sunday, behind which party activists, elected Labour MPs and the cabinet will unite. He said that this will contrast with the internal situation inside the rival party, Partit Nazzjonalista. He claimed that the party was made of factions which still did not accept Delia at the helm.

Caruana said that she was only focused on her. She added that as of Monday, they will continue with their work.

Transport Minister Ian Borg said that he had full trust in the Labour Party and those heading the internal electoral commission.