Malta. On his 70th birthday in February, Malta's Prime
Minister Eddie Fenech announced Adami was leaving. He also
left the post of leader of the ruling Nationalist Party.
Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi was elected as the new
party leader and prime minister, who took office in March.
In April, Parliament elected Fenech Adami as new president
after Guido de Marco.
CountryAAH, the total population in Malta is 441,554 people in 2020. Malta entered the EU on 1 May and became the Union's
smallest Member State. In the June European elections, as
many as 82% of Malta's voters voted, thus opposing the trend of
low voter turnout in the rest of the EU. The election was a
hardship for the government. The Nationalist Party received
only two of the country's five EU parliamentary seats, while
the opposition party Labor Party won the others.
In July, Foreign Minister John Dalli resigned after only
three months in his post. The reason was accusations of
financial irregularities during his time as finance