The 7 best moments of the Cabinet Reshuffle on Twitter

After all is said and done and the dust has settled on the recent Cabinet Reshuffle it’s interesting to look back at the best moment that played out live on Twitter. Click here if you want to read about all latest changes in the cabinet.

As a social media harlot I am ecstatic to see Twitter being used by Malta’s journalists and politicians to break the latest news. The rest of the local community of course joined in the reshuffle fun and the best seven moments have been reproduced hereunder.

Number 7

Filthy cars arriving at Girgenti.

Number 6

Andrew Borg Cardona calls it! One hour before it is made official.

Number 5

Miriam Dalli, journalist at MaltaToday once again tries her luck and complains about being hungry.

She then posts a picture of the advent of food.

And also manages to get food for the rest of the media hanging outside Girgenti

Number 4

Owen Bonnici is probably the best there is to take Culture a step forward in Malta it has to be said that yet again Culture hasn’t been given its due importance – or respect for that matter – as it’s now been relegated under Justice.

Number 3

Matthew Vella contemplating on the family affair.

Number 2

Franco Mercieca announces his definitive resignation with a tweet that screams relief.

Number 1

Satiristan comes back from retirement and takes the Number 1 spot.

And finally the Prime Minister’s Twitter account posted the following photo with the caption:
A chat with my good friend Godfrey Farrugia,thanking him for his contribution. Sure he has still more to offer. 

Cabinet reshuffle

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Franco Debono and the Social Media Reward

The Zammit-Gera murder showed us the ugly face of local Social Media with half the nation going on Facebook and online news websites board with their latest CSI Sliema speculations. However, the cabinet reshuffle and Franco Debono’s latest tantrums shifted all the attention and  we are being rewarded with some quality engagement and sharing.

As soon as PBS told the nation how Franco Debono produced a half yearly school certificate instead of commenting on the precarious situation he himself had caused, Facebook was on fire. People were digging out their old school reports and posting them, urging the Prime Minister to also consider them for a governmental post. But that was not all, the engagement feast was only at its start. Here are some of my favorites.

Top notch local blogs… which are a pleasure to read

Thanks to Franco Debono the local blogosphere has simply come to life. People are sharing, retweeting and linking like never before. From the sleek writing of Karl Stennienibarra amongst others at Bis-Serjeta, Serjeta Biss, to the intriguing commentary of Mark Anthony Sammut, there really are some gems out there, my favorite being Nick Azzopardi’s views on Maltese Politics.

The Franco Debono “Downfall” meme

I’m not being cheeky and referring to his political career, Downfall is the name of the film. Uploaded only a few days ago it has already reached more than 7000 views and 250 likes.


It is just a bit of fun and a very well done to whoever came up with it. It’s nice to see someone does have at heart the Maltese language and actually bothers to use the proper fonts. Unlike the Distric 5 petition which is calling for Franco Debono’s resignation. Your heart might be in the right place but please, oh please have the decency not to rape the Maltese language in the process. My eyes almost burnt as I was reading it.

Satiristan on Facebook

From the hilarious status updates to the occasional photoshop illustriation, Satiristan is a definite follow. After all, with such an impressive certificate how can you not “like” his Facebook page?


So please forgive me but I have to say this; Franco Debono, for being such a megalomaniac, we thank you.