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Maltese citizens living abroad should be allowed to vote in the coming elections, Alternattiva Demokratika said.

Addressing a news conference this morning, chairman Michael Briguglio said these people should be allowed to vote in their country of residence.

“This will make things easier for these voters and Malta will avoid the unnecessary cost and controversies regarding flights during the elections.”

EU and international affairs spokesman Arnold Cassola said Labour should stop striking off the register names of Maltese nationals living abroad.

He accused the PL of going against the March 2003 Constitutional court ruling that stated “residence does not necessarily mean physical presence in Malta, but habitual presence”.

He said that 10 years ago, PL leader Joseph Muscat was an active protagonist of the PL that tried to deprive him of his right to vote after he had been voted the only non-EU citizen to ever become secretary general of a European political party in Brussels.

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