Miriam Dalli, Clyde Caruana to be co-opted to Parliament

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

Partit Laburista MEP Miriam Dalli and the Prime Minister’s Chief Aide Clyde Caruana will be co-opted to parliament to replace disgraced former prime minister Joseph Muscat and government MP Etienne Grech.

The news was confirmed by the party itself on Saturday.

Prime Minister and PL leader Robert Abela convened a parliamentary group meeting and an executive meeting on Saturday where he disclosed his plans to have Dalli and Caruana co-opted to parliament.

The two candidates were approved unanimously after the co-option mechanism was initiated when no one from the 2017 snap election candidates filed their nomination to replace Muscat. Grech on the other hand had been elected through a casual election himself.

Dalli who is the vice president of the S&D, is expected to be replaced by Cyrus Engerer in the European Parliament.

Caruana who was appointed as head of secretariat once Abela was appointed prime minister, had previously served as CEO JobsPlus.

Looking forward to serving in Parliament – Dalli

MEP Dalli wrote that she was not in a position to reply on the speculation that she would be joining the Maltese parliament and leaving her post in Brussels before the party’s executive meeting was convened.

She then confirmed that she will be serving in the Maltese Parliament, as she thanked all those who have supported her in a Facebook post.

F’dawn l-aħħar jiem irċivejt mijiet ta’ messaġġi, minn għandkom, minn għand il-ġurnali u mill-kollegi fi Brussell. Ma…

Posted by Miriam Dalli on Saturday, October 17, 2020

Metsola congratulates Dalli

Partit Nazzjonalista head of delegation and MEP Roberta Metsola has congratulated Dalli on her decision. In a Facebook post, Metsola noted that although they were on the opposite ends of the political spectrum as women in politics they have faced similar challenges.