Malta’s Labour Wins Elections With 55% of Vote, Projections Show

Malta’s Labour Party has won national elections for the first time since the start of the euro with 55 percent of the vote in the biggest landslide since at least 1964, early projections show.

Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi has called Labour leader Joseph Muscat to concede defeat, Nationalist Party Secretary General Paul Borg Olivier said on Malta television.

Voting took place yesterday between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m., with total turnout of 93.1 percent, a slight drop since the last general elections in 2008, which saw turnout of 93.3 percent.

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