The Labour Party’s margin has been revised to a 51,000 voter gap with an expected 56% voter share, Lovin Malta has been informed.
Earlier, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said he was speechless when he announcing a projected victory of 55% with a margin of 45,000 votes. A 4-2 seat majority still remains the most likely outcome of the vote. The results are expected to be published much later than the projected 5pm time.
As it stands, MEPs Roberta Metsola and Miriam Dalli are front runners in the race for the six seats.
PN Leader Adrian Delia has long insisted that he would stay regardless of the result. However, serious questions have to be asked in the face of such a damaging defeat, especially given that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat presented the vote as a clear choice between the pair.
The official final turnout for the European Parliament election is 72.6%, a 2% decrease from 2014. This is the lowest turnout ever in an EP election in Malta.