Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela claims victory in his nation’s parliamentary election hours ahead of official results, sparking celebrations among supporters.
Haiti and South Sudan were also placed on a “grey list” of countries under increased monitoring to counter money laundering and terrorist financing, while Ghana was removed from the list.
The government has insisted it will not allow any migrants to land in Malta, saying other EU nations have not kept promises to take migrants already brought to the island.
Robert Abela who was elected leader of the Labour Party after Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's downfall automatically takes the role of prime minister.
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