STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF MALTA

I have been following closely what happened throughout last week and after seeking advice from my constitutional advisors on Saturday, I have called in both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition.

As I have already stated several times, the powers of the President of Malta are constrained by the Constitution itself, and I will exercise those few powers given to me.

At this stage I will not be making any further statements on the matter to allow the independent institutions to do their work.

Malta is a democracy and the law is to be observed by everyone.

Source: Government of Malta