A press release published by the Electoral Commission stated that one nomination was received on the first day allowed for nominations, for a casual election for a member of Parliament following the resignation of Edward Scicluna.
The first nomination received by the Electoral Commission was by former Rabat PL mayor Charles Azzopardi, who earlier in the legislature, according to various media reports has been investigated for corruption, misappropriation of funds and nepotism during his tenure as Rabat Mayor.
In turn, Azzopardi had accused the PL of malicious manoeuvres which prevented him from contesting the next Local Council election in Rabat.
Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando and Gavin Gulia are also expected to cast their nominations for this election.
Counting of votes of this casual election shall take place at the Counting Hall, Naxxar, on Tuesday 12th January 2021.