02/14/2011 01:11 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Malta Divorce Resolution Shelved

Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi has shelved a PN resolution where MPs were reportedly 'forced' to approve by show of hands, rather than a secret vote.

Reacting to Labour's surprise motion that seeks to counter a PN resolution that effectively kills the possibility of a referendum on divorce, Lawrence Gonzi has now retracted the party's 'agreed' position and announced in a statement, that "should the Opposition move a parliamentary motion calling for a referendum on divorce, PN MPs would be granted a free vote to take their own decision."

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