The Prime Minister Joseph Muscat congratulated the new United States Presidential Candidate for 2020, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Peter Buttigieg.
— Joseph Muscat (@JosephMuscat_JM) January 23, 2019
The 34-year-old Maltese Democrat is currently running for the position of Chairman of the Democratic National Committee which would make him the first openly gay DNC Chair. He was elected Mayor of South Bend in Indiana at the age of 29, bringing about substantial economic growth and fighting corruption using innovative techniques such as having all government cheques being freely available online.
He has also used technology when it comes to the environment in terms of creating “smart sewers” enabling South Bend to monitor and control wastewater collection to prevent backups and overflows. This apart from being an Afghanistan war-veteran. Buttigieg has been repeatedly touted as the candidate to keep an eye on to lead the Democratic Party throughout what’s left of the Trump era.
I launched a presidential exploratory committee because it is a season for boldness and it is time to focus on the future. Are you ready to walk away from the politics of the past?
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) January 23, 2019
Junior Minister for EU Funds & Social Dialogue Aaron Farrugia also spoke of meeting the young Democrat for the first time in social media.
I met @PeteButtigieg two years ago. Back then he was already a rising star in the @TheDemocrats. He has just announced that he is entering the Democratic pres primary by launching a presidential exploratory committee. Perhaps it's a long shot but this is the time to be B O L D. pic.twitter.com/PfensSgGxa
— Aaron Farrugia (@farrugiaaaron) January 23, 2019