A paradoxical election
The high number of non-voters also suggests that a large segment may not feel represented in the current two-party set up anymore; and this should increase pressure for electoral...
How about making today a ‘Day of Silence’ instead?
Raphael Vassallo
Or do we need that ‘silence’ a whole lot more, on a day when… well, you’re probably hearing them all right now, aren’t you? And – just like me...
The only loser is democracy

Under such circumstances, one cannot expect the same voter enthusiasm that has characterised elections in the past

Under such circumstances, one cannot expect the same voter...

And the winner is...
Saviour Balzan

If Robert Abela wants to be proud of his legacy and mature in his role as prime minister, one important mission is a major overhaul of our...

If Robert Abela wants to be proud of his legacy...

African migrants in Malta: an uncertain daily life in a hostile world | Regine Nguini Psaila

Would only they have known the beating that awaited them once in the reality of their dreams, that they would never have wished to live them. Or maybe they...

Would only they have known the beating that awaited them...

The campaigns, the parties and the choices
Saviour Balzan

If Abela wins with a substantial majority he should really be...

If Abela wins with a substantial majority he...

Abstention… from the highest court in the land

If the Constitutional Court does not have legal jurisdiction to...

If the Constitutional Court does not have legal...

If you really want to ‘change the status quo’… why vote to maintain it?
Raphael Vassallo

We all know what the actual issue underpinning General Elections 2022 really is. We all know that it ultimately boils down to nothing more...

We all know what the actual issue underpinning General...

Quattro amici al bar... thinking about that Saturday vote
Saviour Balzan

“I want a party that will respect my intelligence, protect this country...

“I want a party that will respect my intelligence,...

Neither Labour nor PN has any ‘environmental credibility’

Truth be told, neither actually possess any of the ‘environmental...

Truth be told, neither actually possess any of the...

Still undecided?
Peter Agius

Unless those in the lead have the competence and the commitment to bring over new growth, this country is on the path to decline

Unless those in the lead have the competence and the...

Regenerating old parties

Ultimately both parties led by two leaders who replaced their predecessor in the middle of the legislature are at the crossroads and now need a team of...

Ultimately both parties led by two leaders who replaced...

A hunting season, for an endangered bird? Sorry, but that’s just too much
Raphael Vassallo

I mean, come on. What does it really tell us, about their respective credentials as a potential ‘party-in-government’… if not exactly the...

I mean, come on. What does it really tell us, about their...

Debono Grech’s Freudian slip
Michael Falzon

The staggering amount of Labour voters who believe Labour has nothing to apologise for, follows the way of thinking of the unrepentant thief – the...

The staggering amount of Labour voters who believe Labour...

The grim legacy of 90s Russia and Putin’s rise
Raisa Galea

Considering that the country is ‘back to the 90s’, albeit without...

Considering that the country is ‘back to the...

A nerd’s guide to voting in the 2022 General Elections
Mark Camilleri Gambin

Voting in the General Elections is a tricky business. Use your ballot sheet to...

Voting in the General Elections is a tricky business. Use...

Abusive continuity | Carmel Cacopardo

The distribution of multiple cheques to every household by the Labour government on the eve of the general election is more than abusing the power of incumbency

The distribution of multiple cheques to every household by...

The abstention election?

If Labour wins by the same margin, not only will this be a knock-out blow on the opposition Nationalist Party, but it will also mean that Labour also has the...

If Labour wins by the same margin, not only will this be a...

That is what happens when you take voters for granted
Josanne Cassar

While they may be a minority, there are many decent people out there whose main...

While they may be a minority, there are many decent people...

Plucking up the courage
Saviour Balzan

Malta’s weak environmental and planning policies are too problematic to ignore

Malta’s weak environmental and planning policies are...