Labour leader and prime minister-to-be Joseph Muscat was given a roaring welcome at Naxxar Counting Hall.
Loud clapping and the echoing sound of perspex beating filled the counting hall. Chanting sponteaously "Taghna Lkoll" and Joseph, Joseph, people squashed and pressed each other for a glimpse of Dr. Joseph Muscat to pat him on the back.
Speaking to journalists Dr Muscat declared: "This government will not have a blue or a red flag but a White-and-Red Maltese flag".
An estimated gap of 37,000 votes will secure Labour in the government, with a majority of seven seats in parliament.