UPDATED: Paul Borg Olivier is new PN general secretary

UPDATED: Paul Borg Olivier is new PN general secretary

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Valletta Mayor Paul Borg Olivier has been elected to succeed Joe Saliba as general secretary of the Nationalist Party.

Dr Borg Olivier, 38, a lawyer, was elected by the PN general council. The other contender for the post was Charlo’ Bonnici.

Mr Saliba has stepped down from the post after nine years, during which the PN won all the general elections held in Malta and the EU membership referendum.

Dr Borg Olivier won 41 votes as opposed to 18 for Mr Bonnici. One voted was declared invalid.

Meanwhile, Marthese Portelli was elected president of the PN executive council, succeeding Jean Pierre Farrugia.

Ms Portelli won 35 votes, while Karol Aquilina won 15 and Malcolm Mifsud won 10.

Furthermore, Peter Darmanin has been elected party treasurer and John Bonello has been elected international secretary.

Jean Pierre Debono has also been elected assistant secretary general.

Pierre Portelli has been elected president of the administrative council, previously occupied by Paula Mifsud Bonnici.

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