Five individuals, among them two candidates and a columnist, were among those questioned over breaching the electoral law on political silence.
PL candidates Nikita Zammit Alamango and Deborah Schembri, Malta Independent columnist Daphne Caruana Galizia, MEP Joseph Cuschieri and Lara Boffa were among those questioned by police over the alleged breach.
The Times reported that the Nationalist Party confirmed that it made a number of complaints to the police over the breach of silence.
Comments on social media have criticised the 'obscene law' and queried why no steps were taken over the years to abolish this law. The electoral law states that that is aimed at the 'prohibition of activities capable of influencing voters immediately before the election'.