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Josie Muscat, Comodini Cachia to run on PN ticket

Josie Muscat, 74, had served as PN member of parliament till 1987 and will now be contesting the second district once again • MEP Therese Comodini Cachia will run in the fourth and eighth districts

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Paul Cocks
6 May 2017, 3:11pm
MEP Therese Comodoni Cachia and Josie Muscat will be running for the PN in the 3 June election
MEP Therese Comodoni Cachia and Josie Muscat will be running for the PN in the 3 June election
Former Nationalist MP-turned maverick Josie Muscat will be contesting the upcoming election in the second district on the PN ticket, having had his candidature approved by the party.

The 74-year-old PN hardliner from the Labour-dominated southern districts formed the Front Freedom Fighters after the 1981 election when Labour was re-elected with a majority of seats but not a majority of votes.

The grouping was a form of resistance action against Labour’s authoritarian elements but its members were sympathisers of European fascism.

Muscat withdrew from the political limelight after 1987 and went on to build a successful medical business, particularly in the treatment of infertility. He is currently chairman of St James Hospital.

In another decision, MEP Theresa Comodini Cachia was also approved by the party to contest the fourth and eight districts. TV presenter Norman Vella will be running in the fifth and eighth districts.

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Paul Cocks joined MaltaToday after having spent years working in newspapers with The Times...