Gibraltar is set for four more years of a GSLP-Liberal Alliance government after the party secured its third consecutive term with a 52.5% share of the vote. Fabian Picardo said the result was “a ringing endorsement” of his party’s policies and future plans.
By 2pm this afternoon 6,418 people (or 26.5% of the electorate) had voted in the General Election. Percentage-wise, this is almost exactly the same as the statistics for the 2015 election but it is down on the 2011 vote. Total numbers are up on 2015, however, as the electorate is larger.
The GSLP Liberals have today welcomed the “diligent, balanced and entirely professional work” of Gibraltar’s media during the campaign for the General Election on Thursday.
Independent candidate Robert Vasquez has questioned the use of public funds to pay the legal fees for letters written alleging defamation of various ministers and the Chief Minister.
If elected, the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister will take it in turns to stay in Number Six 24 hours a day during the days leading up to and after a No Deal Brexit.