Joe Giglio, one of Malta’s leading criminal lawyers, has confirmed he will contest the next general election as a Nationalist Party candidate on the ninth and tenth districts.
Giglio is widely popular among Nationalist Party supporters and at one point was even touted as a possible challenger to former leader Adrian Delia.
“I welcome this call with humility and determination,” Giglio said. “I’m proud that I’m going to be serving the PN because it means I’ll be serving my country.”
Gudja councillor Mark Anthony Sammut and Birkirkara councillor Justin Schembri, both considered to be rising stars within the party, also confirmed they will contest the next election, which has been scheduled to take place by 2022.
“The time is ripe for a new generation of politicians that breathes new hope in our party and country,” Sammut, who will be contesting on the fourth and tenth districts, said.
Schembri, who will be contesting on the first and eighth districts, gave similar comments.
“The time has come for the PN to renew itself and breed a new political generation,” he said.
Mellieħa councillor Ivan Castillo was also approved as a candidate on the twelfth district.
“Hand on heart I promise that I will dedicate all my strength to the people of the 12th district and be of service to you,” he wrote. “I will be of service for the people, to listen, and ensure your voice is heard. I will listen to your difficulties and help find solutions.”
NET presenter Angela Coleiro has also been confirmed as a candidate on the ninth and tenth districts and will make history as the first trans woman candidate in Maltese electoral history.
Other candidates are expected to be announced imminently.
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