Updated 5.30pm - Grixti elected

Nine new candidates have been elected MPs so far, with another quitting her seat before even assuming it.

Seven of the new MPs come from the Labour camp, and while PN voters elected three new candidates, one - Therese Comodini Cachia - subsequently announced she would be keeping her MEP seat in Strasbourg instead.

New Labour faces

Robert Abela, 40, the son of former President George Abela, was elected from the Qormi district.

Byron Camilleri, a lawyer and Mayor of Fgura, was elected from the fourth district while Aaron Farrugia, CEO of Malta Freeport Corporation, was elected from the Valletta district.

Robert Abela (left) and Alex Muscat (right).Robert Abela (left) and Alex Muscat (right).

Julia Farrugia Portelli (left) and Clint Camilleri (right) are two further new faces for Labour.Julia Farrugia Portelli (left) and Clint Camilleri (right) are two further new faces for Labour.

Alex Muscat, a 34-year-old economist, a minority leader in Mosta who had a frequent presence on the media, obtained enough votes to get to parliament for the first time.

The fifth candidate is Clint Camilleri, an architect and former mayor of Qala who had come close to being elected to the European Parliament. 

Former journalist Julia Farrugia Portelli secured the Labour Party's third seat in the fifth district, beating Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi to the seat. 

Silvio Grixti, a doctor and political newcomer popular in Żejtun and Paola, will make his parliamentary debut after being elected on the 3rd district. 

Julia Farrugia Portelli speaks shortly after being elected. Video: Matthew Mirabelli

PN newcomers

Nationalist MEP Therese Comodini Cachia was on course to reroute from Brussels to Malta after getting elected on the 8th district.

But the lawyer's debut in local parliament will have to wait, with the MEP announcing that she would be relinquishing her seat to remain within the European Parliament.  

Jean-Pierre Debono, the PN's former assistant general secretary will join his wife Kristy, after being elected on the 7th district.

Hermann Schiavone will assume a PN seat after being elected on the 5th district. 

Jean-Pierre Debono (right) will represent the PN in parliament for the first time. Therese Comodini Cachia (left) was elected but is staying put in mainland Europe.Jean-Pierre Debono (right) will represent the PN in parliament for the first time. Therese Comodini Cachia (left) was elected but is staying put in mainland Europe.

PL's Silvio Grixti (left) and the PN's Hermann Schiavone (right) will assume seats in parliament.PL's Silvio Grixti (left) and the PN's Hermann Schiavone (right) will assume seats in parliament.

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