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The ruling party’s “number two” in Malta resigns after being singled out in the case of Daphne Caruana

June 17, 2020

Chris Cardona, number two of the Maltese Labor Party, resigned Wednesday after a witness in an investigation into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia claimed in 2017 that he had paid to commit the crime.

Pressure on Cardona increased after Melvin Theuma, a taxi driver who acted as an intermediary but had immunity to work with the authorities, caused the Labor leader and former minister to pay a killer 350,000 euros in order to murder the journalist.

Cardona resigned from her seat in Parliament in April, but remained at the head of the Labor Party. However, Prime Minister Robert Abela publicly admitted on Tuesday that he had asked him to resign, and this Wednesday confirmed in press releases that his previous “number two” has already taken the step, according to the Times of Malta. .

The ruling party’s “number two” in Malta resigns after being singled out in the case of Daphne CaruanaThe ruling party’s “number two” in Malta resigns after being singled out in the case of Daphne Caruana

Cardona, who denounced Caruana Galizia after it published that the then minister had gone to a brothel in Germany, has always denied any connection with a crime that has shaped the development of Maltese politics in recent years and about the id there are still many questions to be resolved. The next trial is scheduled for June 22nd.