New names in, old names out in PN election list
The PN this evening published a provisional list of candidates for the general election.
Among them are new candidates Dr Mario Rizzo Naudi a family doctor, cardiac surgeon Prof Albert Fenech, former MITA chairman Claudio Grech, Emanuel Delia, head of Austin Gatt's secretariat and Therese Comodini Cachia, a human rights lawyer, trade unionist Gejtu Vella as well Siggiewi deputy mayor, engineer Ryan Callus.
A number of veterans are missing from the list, including former Health Minister Louis Deguara and former works minister Ninu Zammit, current Speaker Michael Frendo as well as Louis Galea, now serving in the European Court of Auditors and Commissioner John Dalli. Austin Gatt had already said he would not be a candidate. Helen D'Amato, the Commissioner for Children, who was not elected at the last election after serving as parliamentary secretary for the elderly, is also not on the list.
The list of candidates is not final, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi said.
Alexei Dingli, Beppe Fenech Adami, Albert Fenech, Antoine Borg, Carm Mifsud Bonnici, Claudio Grech, Caroline Galea, Gejtu Vella, Censu Galea, Ian Spiteri, Charles Selvaggi, Manuel Delia, Charlo Bonnici, Mario Rizzo Naudi, Chris Said, Mark Anthony Sammut, Clyde Puli, Ryan Callus, David Agius, Therese Comodini Cachia, David Vassallo, Dolores Christina, Edward Torpiano, Edwin Vassallo, Francis Zammit Dimech, Franco Galea, Frans Agius, Frederick Azzopardi, George Pullicino
Giorgio Schembri, Giovanna Debono, Ian Castaldi Paris, Janice Chetcuti, Jason Azzopardi, Jean-Pierre Farrugia, Joe Falzon, John Zammit Montebello, Josianne Cardona Gatt, Joseph Cassar, Karl Gouder, Lawrence Bonavia, Lawrence Gonzi, Malcolm Mifsud, Mario de Marco, Mario Galea, Michael Asciak, Michael Gonzi,
Noel Galea, Noel Muscat, Paula Mifsud Bonnici, Peter Micallef, Philip Mifsud, Robert Arrigo, Robert Cutajar
Shirley Farrugia, Stephen Spiteri, Tonio Borg, Tonio Fenech, Tony Abela and Victor Scerri.