- Title: Maltese Prime Minister Muscat sworn in for second term
- Date: 5th June 2017
- Summary: VALLETTA, MALTA (JUNE 5, 2017) (REUTERS - NO ACCESS MALTA) ****WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** MALTESE PRESIDENT MARIE-LOUISE COLEIRO PRECA AND MALTESE PRIME MINISTER JOSEPH MUSCAT, FOLLOWED BY HIS FAMILY AND OFFICIALS, ARRIVING FOR SWEARING-IN CEREMONY SWEARING-IN CEREMONY IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (Maltese) MALTESE PRIME MINISTER JOSEPH MUSCAT SAYING: "(I) Joseph Muscat solemnly swear that I will be faithful and loyal to the people and the republic of Malta and its constitution as God may help me." MUSCAT KISSING CRUCIFIX / APPLAUSE MUSCAT AND DAUGHTERS LOOKING AT EACH OTHER MUSCAT SHAKING HANDS WITH COLEIRO PRECA AS ATTENDEES APPLAUD CROWDS OUTSIDE PRESIDENTIAL PALACE CELEBRATING MUSCAT GREETING CROWDS FROM BALCONY / THOUSANDS OF SUPPORTERS IN SQUARE CHEERING AND APPLAUDING CROWDS ALONG STREET WAVING AND CHANTING VARIOUS OF MUSCAT AND FAMILY WAVING AT SUPPORTERS AS THEY WALK AMONG CROWD SUPPORTERS ON BALCONY WAVING FLAGS AND CHEERING MUSCAT AND FAMILY WALKING UP STEPS YOUNG GIRL LOOKING ON AS SUPPORTERS CHANT "JOSEPH, JOSEPH" MUSCAT AND FAMILY WAVING AT CROWDS FROM WINDOW
- Embargoed: 19th June 2017 14:25
- Keywords: parliament corruption celebration ceremony swearing-in Joseph Muscat elections Malta
- Location: VALLETTA, MALTA
- City: VALLETTA, MALTA
- Country: Malta
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA0016K03OSN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat was sworn in for a second five-year term on Monday (June 5) after his Labour Party comfortably won parliamentary elections on the Mediterranean Island.
Muscat, 43, was sworn in by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca in the presidential palace in the capital Valletta, while thousands of flag-waving Labour supporters chanted political slogans and sang the national anthem outside.
Muscat won 55 percent of the popular vote, a 10-point margin over the opposition Nationalist Party on the back of a strong economy. He has promised supporters that 'the best is still to come' for the country, including lower taxes and higher pensions.
The snap election was called a year before the end of the term in an effort by Muscat to fend off corruption allegations levelled at his wife and associates.
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