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WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT WEDNESDAY EDITION €1.00 WEDNESDAY • 14 OCTOBER 2020 • ISSUE 709 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY Uża l-maskra Aħsel idejk Żomm id-distanza Imxi ma' dawn it-3 passi C M Y CM MY CY CMY K EDITORIAL • PAGE 11 PAGE 7 PAGE 3 PAGES 8 & 9 Hunting for votes: How cunning is Abela's Mizieb plan? PAGE 2 PAGE 3 Muscat abused powers with Konrad Mizzi consultancy – report MATTHEW VELLA A report by Standards Commissioner George Hyzler into a revolving doors consultancy to former tourism minister Konrad Mizzi, suggests former prime minister Joseph Muscat exceeded the powers of his office. The as-yet-unpublished report will find that it was Muscat who as PM, instructed that the Malta Tourism Authority regale the outgoing tour- ism minister Konrad Mizzi to give him an €80,000 consultancy. The consultancy was repealed al- most immediately in the wake of the public outrage that engulfed the na- tion when Tumas magnate Yorgen Fenech was arrested in December 2019. Mizzi, one of the protagonists in the Panama Papers, was associat- ed with Muscat's chief of staff Keith Schembri, who resigned following Fenech's arrest. Voters in south sound warning for Labour Coronavirus: Man, 71, is Malta's 44th victim LABOUR MEP Miriam Dalli has accept- ed to be co-opted into the House of Rep- resentatives, replacing former prime min- ister Joseph Muscat after his resignation from Parliament. Muscat's resignation paved the way for a casual election on the second district, but the two most likely candidates, Mark Causon and the former minister Stefan Buontempo, failed to submit their nom- inations. The move will allow the Labour Party executive to officially nominate Miriam Dalli to be co-opted to the House. An earlier attempt to convince Labour backbencher Etienne Grech to resign his seat in favour of Miriam Dalli failed. But Cabinet sources yesterday said Dalli, a vice-president of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Par- liament, said Dalli had accepted to be co-opted. Miriam Dalli will accept co-option

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