Malta Elections: The Leaders’ Debate – Media Reports Roundup

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The Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and the PN leader Adrian Delia faced each other in the last debate prior to this weekend’s elections.

Here’s what the media had to say about it so far

The Malta Independent: Cordial final BA debate between PL, PN leaders focuses on central themes of the campaign.

The central theme of the debate was the European Union, 15 years of experience and the future. The report also focuses on the issues discussed including migration, abortion, the Council of Europe report on Malta and infrastructure. (Read Report Here)


Malta Today: Final leaders’ debate goes from abortion to foreign workers

Joseph Muscat and Adrian Delia had a tame exchange in the second and final debate of this electoral campaign on Wednesday evening.

The Prime Minister accused the Opposition leader of leading a campaign based on “nonsense” by raising non-issues like abortion.

Delia rebutted by accusing Muscat of embracing the socialists’ lead candidate Frans Timmermans, who has proposed an 18% corporate tax across the EU, which would be damaging to Malta. (Read Report Here)


Times of Malta : Muscat, Delia face off in last campaign debate

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Opposition leader Adrian Delia debated abortion, the environment, and migration, among a myriad of other issues in a final TV showdown on Wednesday ahead of the European elections.

The two leaders largely stuck to their respective campaign messages but Dr Muscat appeared to be more confrontational than he had been in previous debates with Dr Delia. 

Moderator Mario Xuereb rang in the first round with a toughly worded question on abortion for Dr Delia. (Read report here)


TVM: Dwell politiku ċivili mingħajr sorpriżi

One News: Muscat b’Malta f’Qalbu u Delia jgħid li Malta l-agħar

Net News: Adrian Delia konvinċenti; Muscat imwaħħal fil-passat

Illum: Delia jistaqsi dwar is-suldat arrestat; ‘Staqsi lid-Deputat tiegħek,’ iwieġbu Muscat

INews: “Iġġudikawna s-Sibt” … il-Prim Ministru fl-aħħar dibattitu mal-Kap tal-Oppożizzjoni f’din il-kampanja elettorali

Newsbook: Muscat u Delia jiddibattu qabel l-elezzjonijiet

CD via CiConsulta BeInformed Media Monitoring Service

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