Former mayor submits nomination in casual election

Facebook / Charles Azzopardi II

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Former Rabat Mayor Charles Azzopardi was the first to submit his nomination for the casual election to elect a member of parliament from the seventh electoral district.

Last December former Finance Minister Edward Scicluna resigned his parliamentary seat.

His departure from the House triggered a casual election between the candidates who had unsuccessfully contested the 2017 general election on the seventh electoral district.

Azzopardi is considered the front runner based on his performance in the election after getting 2,179 votes.

Azzopardi was not allowed to contest the 2019 local elections on behalf of the Partit Laburista following corruption allegations when he was mayor. However, the PL cannot stop Azzopardi from contesting the casual election.

The former mayor had publicly opposed a proposed development on Saqqajja Hill back in 2018.

Former PN MP and now executive chairman of the Malta Council for Science and Technology Jeffery Pullicino Orlando had confirmed with Newsbook.com.mt that he intends on contesting the casual election.