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The scandal which could take down Malta’s version of New Labour

The fallout from last year's Panama papers leak could spell the end of Joseph Muscat's premiership

By Charlie Askew  

Malta's prime minister Joseph Muscat. Can his party cling on in tomorrow's election? Photo: PA

The most interesting election in Europe is about to take place—and it’s not in the UK.

A snap election has been called in Malta on June 3—a year ahead of schedule—following sensational corruption allegations against the Labour Prime Minister Joseph Muscat.

The once wildly popular government is tottering, following a series of scandals prompted by the Panama leaks almost exactly a year ago.

Even so, in contrast to other European elections, no extremists stand to…

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