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Ministers aim to strengthen control in Gozo through local council elections

May 9, 2024 | by The Jeuns

The battle for political dominance in Gozo continues as three sitting Labour ministers, Agriculture Minister Anton Refalo, Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri, and Health Minister Jo Etienne Abela, gear up for the upcoming local council elections.

Simona Refalo, the 19-year-old daughter of MP Anton Refalo, has entered the fray by running for mayor in Xewkija. With the support of her father’s campaign team, Simona aims to follow in her father’s political footsteps and eventually take his place in parliament.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Jo Etienne Abela is backing his brother’s wife, Mariella Abela, who serves as his private secretary, in the mayoral race in Victoria. Described as a key figure at the health ministry, Mariella Abela is set to challenge for the top position with the minister’s backing.

Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri, known as the most popular Labour candidate in the last elections, faces stiff competition and is supporting his own candidates in Nadur, Qala, and Victoria. Corey Cardona, Noel Mizzi, and Michael Buttigieg are among the team representing Minister Camilleri in the upcoming local council elections.

As the local council elections draw near, the political landscape in Gozo is heating up, with each minister fighting to secure their hold on the constituents. Stay informed with the latest updates by signing up for our newsletter to receive exclusive content directly in your inbox. Rest assured, we do not spam.

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