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Updated 6.35pm - Clifton Grima, former Mayor of Msida, has taken Leo Brincat's former seat in Parliament after being elected in a casual election.

The seat became vacant when Mr Brincat resigned to become a member of the EU Court of Auditors.

The casual election was also contested by Labour candidates Nikita Zammit Alamango, Manuel Micallef and Simon Saliba.

Mr Grima, a lawyer and Mt Carmel Hospital CEO, was always considered the frontrunner in the race, having achieved 1,646 first count votes back in 2013.

He won his seat after reaching the quota of 1,877 votes in the first count.

The most successful candidate on the 9th district was Competitiveness Minister Manuel Mallia, who had obtained 2,950 votes.


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