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9 Under-20 Maltese Candidates Contesting In Local Council Elections This Weekend

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As Malta gears up for the 2019 Local Elections elections this Saturday, a new crop of young, politically active candidates are stepping up to take on the responsibility of taking care of their hometowns.

Even more than just being young, a handful of candidates are campaigning for what they believe in… all before they’ve hit 20.

Here are some of the under-20 candidates you need to be aware of

All of the below quotes used are taken from the candidates’ social media platforms.

The Nationalist Party

1. Sean Gauci – St Julian’s

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It’s been a long and adventurous experience. I’ve met with many people’s who shared their thoughts, opinions, concerns and hopes.”

2. Onishia Muscat – Mġarr

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“My aim in this campaign is to voice out the importance of Mġarr youths and young adults in Mġarr.”

3. Frederick Aquilina – Ħal Luqa

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“From a young age, I’ve always been involved myself with the groups around Luqa. As a new and young candidate, I will offer fresh ideas and will make sure I’ll keep continuous contact with the localities residents.”

4. Luke Vella – Birkirkara

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“We need to involve more young people in discussions and in consultation in the undertaking of decisions.”

The Labour Party

1. Carlos Zarb – St Paul’s Bay

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“St Paul’s Bay has always had a special place in my heart. Although I am the youngest candidate in Malta, I’m ready to serve and provide all the residents with youthful energy as best as I can.”

2. Zoya Attard – Pieta’

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“Politics has always interested me. I believe in the importance of local councils, which bring politics closer to the people. My priority is to serve everyone and help any resident in the best possible way. I’m a big believer in young people and the important role they have in the future of our localities and country.”

3. Martina Grech – Qormi

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“True politics is with actions not words. We need to be of service to everyone Irrelevant of their background. I believe in the importance of inclusion in society, culture, and community.”

4. Matthea Sghendo – Qormi

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“Our communities need youth to foster leadership skills and positive relationships.”

5. Gianluca Falzon – Santa Venera

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“Forget political leanings, we have to all work together to strengthen our locality for the future of the country. I think we can show that we are capable to make a difference in our localities”

Do you know who you’ll be voting for in the local elections? Let us know in the comments below!

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