What is to be done with Edward Zammit Lewis?

Published: June 20, 2017 at 11:17am

The Prime Minister has constituted his cabinet already. But now that Edward Zammit Lewis has got a seat in parliament through this morning’s casual election, and Manuel Mallia may acquire the seat vacated by Michael Falzon, there’s a problem because both were ministers in the last government and they’re not going to take kindly to being relegated to the back bench.

So will the Prime Minister squash them into the already overlarge cabinet, which is bigger even than that of 2013-2017? Or will he manufacture some other position to keep them happy-but-resentful?

Edward Zammit Lewis

Manuel Mallia