Charles Mangion submits nomination for by-election

Former Labour deputy leader submits nomination for casual election for seat vacated by Marie Louise Coleiro Preca.

Charles Mangion
Charles Mangion

Enemalta chairman Charles Mangion has submitted his nomination for the casual election to the House of Representatives following the vacancy created by the departure of Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, who is now President of the Republic.

The casual election will be held on the sixth district, where he polled 1,930 first-count votes. Coleiro Preca improved her vote count with 6,106 first-count votes.

In 2008, he was elected with 3,845 votes, coming in second after Coleiro Preca, who was instantly elected with 5,490 votes.

Mangion, 61, is a notary public who has been elected to the House since 1987 from the sixth district. He served as justice minister between 1996 and 1998. He then served as Labour deputy leader for parliamentary affairs between 2003 and 2008. Following the 2008 elections, he was sworn in as Opposition leader before the co-option of Joseph Muscat.