The Prime Minister of Malta, Joseph Muscat, said in a letter to the nation on Sunday evening that he would resign in January as a result of public pressure in connection with the investigation into the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galicia.
It is reported by "European truth" with reference to the AP.
Muscat said in a television message that he had informed the President of Malta that he would resign from the post of leader of the ruling Labor Party on January 12 and "will resign from the post of prime minister in the coming days."
A few hours earlier, some 20,000 Maltese were protesting outside the courthouse in the capital, Valletta, demanding that he resign.
“As prime minister, I promised two years ago that if Dafne Caruana Galicia was killed, justice will prevail,” Muscat said, starting his speech, adding that “today I am here to tell you that I kept my word.”
However, the family of the murdered journalist claims that Muscat’s resignation will not satisfy those who are determined to eradicate corruption and nepotism between politicians and businessmen.
“People will take to the streets again tomorrow,” one of the journalist’s sons, who is also a journalist, tweeted.
On Saturday, the Maltese businessman Jorgen Fenech was accused of complicity in the murder of the journalist-rozsliduvachki Daphne Caruana Galicia in 2017.
Daphne Caruana Galicia, who investigated corruption offenses under the Panama Papers project, died in a car explosion on October 16, 2017 in Malta. The three men who placed the bomb in the car and detonated it have already been charged with murder.