Two nominations for casual election to replace Chris Cardona

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

A total of two candidates have submitted their nomination for the casual election being held on the eight electoral district, the Electoral Commission has announced. The candidates are Rachel Tua and Ian Castaldi Paris.

The casual election will be held on Wednesday after former Economy Minister Chris Cardona resigned from his seat in Parliament.

Nominations closed on Monday afternoon.

In its statement, the Electoral Commission said that the counting of votes for the casual election shall take place at the Counting Hall Complex in Naxxar and the counting will begin at 9 am.

Former minister Chris Cardona resigned from his seat in Parliament but has confirmed with Newsbook.com.mt that he will continue to serve as the Labour Party’s deputy leader for party affairs.

Cardona served as Economy Minister in Joseph Muscat’s Cabinet but was left in the backbench by Prime Minister Robert Abela.