The Malta Independent 8 August 2020, Saturday

‘I have not resigned and will not be resigning’ – Chris Cardona

Saturday, 15 February 2020, 18:15 Last update: about 7 months ago

Labour Party deputy leader Chris Cardona told The Malta Independent that he has not resigned and has no intention of doing so.

Nationalist Party media this afternoon reported that Cardona “is expected to resign” in the coming days, both from the post he occupies as deputy leader as well as from an MP.

Contacted by The Malta Independent, Cardona said that he has not resigned and will not be resigning.

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Cardona was Economy Minister under two Joseph Muscat governments between 2013 and 2020, but he was not given a ministerial role by new Prime Minister Robert Abela last month.

In November, Cardona had suspended himself after he was named to police during investigations into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. He was reinstated after he had been questioned by the police. It later transpired that an attempt had been made to pin the blame of the Caruana Galizia murder on him, for which he also requested protection from the Speaker of the House.

In testimony given in court a few days ago, it was said that one of the mobile phones found during a police search in connection with the murder contained just one number, that of Cardona. Cardona told media that the police had never questioned him about this allegation.

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