With four days to go till the European Parliament elections, the Nationalist Party has released a video showing its 10 candidates in ‘relatable’ situations as the highlight to their policy priorities.
Peter Agius is seen helping out a farmer in his field and praising their dedication, Roselyn Borg Knight is seen engaging with a group of students and calling for a long-term plan, and Dione Borg is seen playing football with a group of children as he calls for unity.
Michael Briguglio is seen strolling along Top of the World and calling for more controls on development, David Casa is seen sitting down for lunch with a family and calling for a work-life balance, and Frank Psaila is seen playing with a child at a playground and calling for the safeguarding of life.
Michael Mercieca is seen buying cheese at a delicatessen and calling for an end to injustice, Roberta Metsola is seen chatting to EU Migration Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and calling for the strengthening of the EU’s external border, David Stellini is seen on the Gozo ferry and calling for better accessibility between the two islands, and Francis Zammit Dimech is seen with a sick patient and promoting “a society that cares”.
Malta’s two major political parties have adopted notably different strategies ahead of this election
The Labour Party is placing its focus squarely on Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, who has pitched the election as a choice between himself and Opposition leader Adrian Delia and who has repeatedly said that a vote for any PL candidate will also be a vote for him.
Meanwhile, the Nationalist Party is putting its candidates on the frontline of its election campaign, insisting that this should not be a presidential race between two leaders, but rather a choice between individual candidates and the EU political groups they will represent in Strasbourg.