Where is our feathered friend?

Published: March 9, 2008 at 4:56pm

Since 1400hrs, the word’s been going round that the Big Chicken was about to turn up at the counting-hall to admit defeat. So far, it’s been a no show. Let’s hope he’s not hitting the whisky bottle because the last thing this country needs now is another ‘partnership won’ debacle on the back of a lorry at Mile End.

Now it’s been announced that Lawrence Gonzi is going to turn up first. Well, it’s about time that one of them showed their face. A whole day of counting votes and neither of the two prime ministerial options is anywhere to be seen. Show yourselves, boys.

‘Reporter’ Wendy Borg on Super One: “Jispikka l-presenza tal-kandidati tal-Partit Nazzjonalista, specjalment Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando.”

Maybe that’s why the chicken hasn’t turned up yet. He’s scared of a confrontation with an angry dentist, and this time he’s in no position to ask the police to throw him out.

What are the odds that Alfred Sant’s taking a nap to shake off the thought that, once again, the people are wrong?

72 Comments Comment

  1. jags says:

    super 1 changed to images from counting hall with no comments but piped music !

    [Moderator – I know, I feel like I’m in a Manhattan lift.]

  2. David Buttigieg says:

    I wish something official would come out, I am a bundle of nerves.

    I really envy my two children, they are too young to have the foggiest of what’s going on.

  3. CODama says:

    marci funebri :)

  4. Maya says:

    Switch on to One TV and you can see that only music is heard while scenes from the counting hall are shot. What happened to the journalists on One TV and their commentaries?

  5. Aidan Zammit Lupi says:




    Keeping my fingers crossed here in Italy…

  6. claud says:

    hahaa my two keep asking ‘ma can we change channel please’….

  7. J Bor says:

    Whisky bottle lol

    [Moderator – Old Speckled Hen more like.]

  8. Charles says:

    Super 1 have just put on music and stopped their commentry. In previous elections when this was done they lost. Reporters no where to be seen.

    Prepare ur cars and flags :)

  9. Stevo says:

    If you guys feel too much tension, switch to motors tv, there are the V8 supercars from Australia, Not all of us Ozzies vote labour!

  10. D. Muscat says:

    Marc Funebru dedikat lil Jason … “Addio per sempre” tas-surmast direttur Angelo Melilli!!!

  11. Leonard says:

    Two chickens face each other across the road.
    First chicken: How do I get to the other side?
    Second chicken: You ARE on the other side.

  12. Charles says:

    TVM have just announced that Gonzi is going to naxxar to declare Victory

  13. Rebecca says:

    my flag is waiting by the door and the car is roaring to go!!! nazzjonalisti nazzjonalisti!!

  14. Chris says:

    TVM has announced victory for PN

  15. Geraldine says:

    I’ve just head PN win by circa 4800 votes. Gonzi should be arriving soon.

  16. Stevo says:

    We luv ya Daphne, congrats to all

  17. jags says:


    TVM announces a PN victory

  18. Geraldine says:


    Just watch NET. I’m crying tears of relief!

  19. V says:


  20. KC says:


  21. DA says:

    Take it easy, those were shouts for gonzi …

  22. DA says:

    Its still not confirmed

  23. me says:

    Confirmed by Dr.Gonzi at stamperija

  24. chris says:

    They said That PRimeminister isnt coming! and tha there was a mistake in the 2nd district. Allllllll*****ec

  25. stephanie says:

    what happened all of a sudden?????i was already halfway out of the door when i heard pbs say that Gonzi is not coming yet…..i can’t take it anymore now

  26. cliveb says:

    Keep your cool folks
    NET TV are still not committing themselves to a clear PN win. It looks good – just not official.

  27. me says:

    Vox popoli, vox dei…….

    [Moderator – Vox Sant, vox gallus.]

  28. Moggy says:

    Michael Falzon is saying that he wants a 100% sample – meaning that we have to count all the votes before Labour begins to believe that they’ve lost again.

  29. gozitan says:

    Is it a Victory or not? i’m getting confussed!!

  30. Dumbledore says:

    Gonzi is a resposible leader – he won’t go to the counting hall if there’s the danger of causing sparks be appearing there too early.

    For the sake of the country I wish the losers would just concede.

    TVM said that an AD candidate has 600 votes in Sliema and this might be a problem because he might inherit some number 2 votes and be elected. In this case it is, apparently, the no seats that count.

    Any news about the above paragraph, guys?

    [Moderator – I think the possibility is quite distant.]

  31. Chris says:


  32. F.Camilleri says:

    DAPHNE for president!!!!!!!!

  33. chris says:

    Le nothing official. they want to finish the sample…Any1 know where the party is?? apparently St.Julians?

    [Moderator – Earlier I would have said Muddy Waters, but it’s probably Tigulio. That little tree dedicated to Mintoff is going to become a cesspit.]

  34. Sarah says:

    Malta Today: 17.26 PN agents started banging on the perspex when the counting of the first vote preferences for Gonzi was concluded, they started shouting Gonzi Gonzi u Nazzjonalisti. However PN sec Joe Saliba said keep working, nothing confirmed. Gordon Pisani denied that the PM is coming to the counting hall.

  35. A says:

    Gordon Pisani denied that the PM is coming to the counting hall…..what now….

  36. John Schembri says:

    Errata corrige : VOX SANTIS VOX PULLI ( I Think)

  37. A says:

    don’t think its prudent to go out and celebrate now…..or am i bein too prudent?!!

  38. Dumbledore says:

    See di-ve.com NOW !!

  39. Chris says:

    No No keep this open – we are still anxious and not that certain!

    This is my only escape from the tension.

  40. Carmel Scicluna says:

    tghanniqa u bewsa kbira lil Daphne! U lil Vella sisters!

  41. Olivia Spiteri says:

    JESUS help us pls!!! i cannot take it any longer my head is aching where is our man Gonz. Really tight this time stay home until the Great Gonzi tells us to celebrate!!

  42. PC says:

    Isma’ pls enlighten me!!! What’s happening? Just heard Joe Saliba appealing for caution and that it is still premature to declare victory!

  43. Moggy says:

    Saliba saying that things are so close that they still cannot say anything concrete. Gosh!

  44. Chris says:

    Joe Saliba just said it’s going to take another 3 HOURS….

  45. Becky d'Ugo says:

    Groaaaaaan.. another three hours to go before we’ll know for sure!!!!

  46. JD says:

    3-4 hours till we know the result. You’ve go to be kidding me

  47. Stevo says:

    we have till 9 ish for a concrete result?

  48. Dorrie Galea says:

    Joe Saliba says nothing is decided in spite of the sixth sampling!!!

    We will not know anything definite till three hours from now. Great Caesar’s ghost! the suspense is chilling!

  49. Dumbledore says:

    It’s going to be VERY LATE partying for whoever wins.

  50. Chris says:

    Malta needs electronic voting.

    Still, computers cannot be trusted, huh?

  51. eyesonly says:

    di-ve.com isn’t displaying on the Firefox browser. It works with IE.
    Some web designer hack needs to study Web Design and Testing 101….

  52. eyesonly says:

    Vella sisters? Anyone of them still single?

  53. eyesonly says:

    Computers can be abused.. especially voting computers.

  54. Bugi says:

    hey, why has net started playing music? any comments?

  55. Lorna says:

    I’m sick of it all. I can’t wait to see it over and done with! I just hope Sant doesn’t win the day.

  56. Stevo says:

    If Sant does’nt trust people who are overseas being able to vote from their current residence, I can’t see him trusting PC’s. I thought i could hat anyone more than the queen but then there’s Sant!

  57. Stevo says:

    Sant would make a godawful PM

  58. Stevo says:

    The MLP website is’nt even coming up on firefox, is it coming up on IE?

  59. lino says:

    Beware of postings declaring victory. You can’t always recognize a hidden agenda. Just follow The PN Officials’ statements.

  60. Stevo says:

    Nope IE as well cannot bring up the MLP site, it says the link appears to be broken!………. So whats new?

  61. Corinne Vella says:

    No. Sorry.

  62. CD says:

    Lets hope

  63. Matthias says:

    ppl! join the most recent post of daphne..

  64. CD says:

    Lets hope Sant is not elected – there is an EU summit on wednesday and i cannot begin to imagine how embarrasing it would be for all of us if we send “Big Bird” to represent us…

  65. bob says:

    i hope all this waste of time ain’t gonna be deducted from our next 5 years in government :)

  66. eyesonly says:

    ok Corinne :)

    The MLP site seems to have been slashdotted.. it’s down apparently..
    the Times is taking a bit to load too..
    I’m watching PBS now at least there is a documentary on elections :)

  67. Corinne Vella says:

    CD Let’s hope we do have a Prime Minister by Wednesday and do not have to waste any more time in finding out whether the next five years will be stable or chaotic.

  68. axm498 says:

    Hope noone asks for a recount at 2100

  69. Anton says:

    HI Guys…..MLP clubs have re-opened….:(((((

  70. jean says:

    we’re so parochial, a third world country, wasting a day still waiting for results

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