Maltese Prime Minister calls for snap election

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Series Details 01.05.17
Publication Date 01/05/2017
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Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat announced on 1 May 2017 he was going to ask the country's President to dissolve the Parliament, triggering an early election to be held on 3 June 2017.

The decision came after opposition parties demanded his resignation following allegations that his wife owns an offshore company in Panama.

Source Link http://www.euronews.com/2017/05/01/malta-pm-calls-snap-election
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