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Big mass meetings in Sliema, Floriana

PN and PL supporters turned up in large numbers yesterday. Photos: Matthew Mirabelli and Jason Borg

PN and PL supporters turned up in large numbers yesterday. Photos: Matthew Mirabelli and Jason Borg

Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi and Opposition Leader Joseph Muscat yesterday pitched their messages to those still undecided about how to cast their vote, as the parties head into the final stretch of the campaign.

Both held their largest mass meetings to date, with Dr Muscat addressing an enormous crowd at the Granaries in Floriana and Dr Gonzi getting a rapturous welcome from supporters in Sliema.

Dr Gonzi asked his supporters to each convince two undecided voters to back the PN.

“If you do this, on March 9 we will vote and on March 10 we will celebrate,” he said, adding that the PN was the only party that could be trusted with the most important thing: job creation.

He acknowledged that his party could have been more attentive to people’s needs but said voters should keep in mind the most important issue: job creation.

In Floriana, Dr Muscat said undecided voters who stayed home would be “saying thanks to those who tried to run roughshod over you these past five years”.

He called on supporters to ignore polls and predictions which put Labour ahead and urged those still lukewarm to Labour to take the plunge and seize the “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to write a new chapter in this nation’s history”.

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