Amidst a great first day of Local Council elections for the Labour Party, one young candidate has just gone and made history.
17-year-old Carlos Zarb is not only the youngest Maltese person to ever be elected as councillor (and the first ever under-18), but will also be the vice mayor of St. Paul’s Bay.
To make matters even sweeter, the locality has traditionally always leaned towards the Nationalist Party, but this election saw PL win, with elected mayor Alfred Grima at the helm.
Hundreds of Carlos Zarb’s friends and followers have already congratulated the teenager for his historical accomplishment.
Carlos joins a string of young Maltese people elected on the first of three counting days
St. Julian’s – which saw the Nationalists keep their 6 out of 9 majority over the Labour Party – elected another teenage politician, PN’s Sean Gauci.
Meanwhile, ?urrieq and Santa Venera elected similarly young concillors Gianluca Falzon (20) and Kaydem Schembri (21) respectively, both from the Labour Party camp.
In ?ebbu?, 23-year-old independent Steve Zammit Lupi was also elected, with 947 votes.