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Election Season: How do Businesses react?

Updated: Aug 30, 2022

By Ġorġ Vella

March 19, 2022 at 12:00pm


As the 2022 General Election looms closer it is important to understand the uncertainty that comes along with it, in all facets of life. In Malta, the month leading up to the General Election is very popular, or rather notorious, as this period is often tainted with populous proposals and partisan disputes that may cause division and uncertainty. However, election day is just that, one day, after which everything is expected to fall into place.

This paper shall focus on election season within private businesses and organisations, such as initiatives taken to avoid political quarrels in the workplace and to determine whether elections generate uncertainty amongst businesses and investment.

Published Research: How do markets react to elections?