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The Malta Independent - Malta | 15/03/2015

Malta wasting money flying voters home

The government in Malta will pick up part of the tab for Maltese citizens to fly home and vote in the April 11 referendum on banning spring hunting. The money would be better spent modernising the country's electoral system, the liberal-conservative daily The Malta Independent rails: "Developing other far more administratively, financially, politically, and organisationally viable ways to get to the ballot does not simply benefit those who are living abroad, it offers those living in Malta the flexibility to choose how to cast their vote. ... I am no mathematician, but even totalling the cumulative costs of flying people down to Malta every election or referendum in the last 10 years would be substantial enough an amount to make a considerable contribution towards creating a far more flexible electoral infrastructure."

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