Marlene Mizzi has been elected as the Malta's first woman MEP. With a landslide victory she beat the other candidates for the vacated seat by Dr. Edward Scicluna with 23,977 votes.
In a brief comment, Mizzi said that she felt emotional but proud to serve the Maltese people as an MEP. She added that in the following year she will work at the European Parliament to represent everyone.
Roberta Metsola Tedesco Triccas was elected with over 13,000 votes, to fill Dr. Simon Busuttil's seat for the National Party. She is the second female being elected for the European Parliament.
Elected about 6pm, the second to be elected for the Labour Party is Claudette Abela Baldacchino with 4252 votes. She showed considerable lead over the other PL candidates. She got
Half of Malta's MEPs are females.
The elections became necessary after three MEPs - Simon Busuttil, Louis Grech and Edward Scicluna, were elected to the Maltese parliament in the 9th March general election and resigned from the European Parliament.
Candidates Rudolph Cini, Alan Deidun, Vince Farrugia, Roberta Metsola Tedesco Triccas contested to fill the seat vacated by Simon Busuttil.
Whilst candidates Steve Borg, Claudette Abela Baldacchino, Glenn Bedingfield, Maria Camilleri, Sharon Ellul Bonici, Marlene Mizzi and Christian Joseph Zammit contested to fill the vacated seats by Louis Grech and Edward Scicluna.
Counting votes started at 8am.