23-year-old activist Steve Zammit Lupi has been elected as an independent candidate in the Ħaż Żebbuġ local council after making a name for himself in the environmental sector.
“Thank you for those who chose civic sense, Żebbuġ culture, and the environment above everything else!” Zammit Lupi said in an emtional Facebook post.
Zammit Lupi, who had told Lovin Malta that he would put his “community and it residents first”, was elected with 947 votes
Ħaż Żebbuġ itself is no stranger to electing independent candidates they believe in, with Godfrey Farrugia being elected as an independent mayor for the area way back in 1993, serving for seven years.
“I decided to throw my name in as an independent candidate because I truly believe that local councils should be a platform where civic pride and community belonging reign before party politics,” Zammit Lupi told Lovin Malta when announcing his candidature earlier this year.