Election in Malta "too close to call"
( dpa )- The election in Malta is too close to call, officials from the two main political parties said Sunday.
Insiders in the counting hall told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa the election could be decided by a mere 2,000 votes.
Officials from the opposition Labour Party were sure of victory earlier Sunday, but the ruling Nationalist Party (PN) made inroads as the counting started.
Many Labour supporters started celebrating victory even before vote counting began.
A total of 93 per cent of the electorate cast their votes on Saturday in Malta's first election since EU membership, a low turnout by Maltese standards. The 3 per cent drop in turnout was interpreted by political analysts as a clear drop in support for the PN.
Official results were not expected until later Sunday,