Leo Brin­cat re­signs from Par­lia­ment, to start new job on Mon­day

Malta Independent - - NEWS -

Leo Brin­cat has re­signed from Par­lia­ment to take up his new job as a mem­ber of the Euro­pean Court of Au­di­tors.

The res­ig­na­tion was pre­sented on his be­half yes­ter­day by PL MP An­thony Agius De­celis to the Speaker of the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Anglu Far­ru­gia.

Mr Brin­cat had al­ready been re­moved from the post of En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter ear­lier this year to pre­pare for his new ap­point­ment.

Mr Brin­cat was ap­proved in his new role on Thurs­day by the Euro­pean Coun­cil of Min­is­ters, which over­turned the neg­a­tive re­sult at the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment.

In a brief ad­dress, Dr Far­ru­gia said that Mr Brin­cat will be start­ing his new job on Mon­day.

Dr Far­ru­gia said Mr Brin­cat wanted to thank all the Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment who worked with him dur­ing the past 32 years. Mr Brin­cat was elected to Par­lia­ment for the first time in 1982.

The res­ig­na­tion trig­gers a pro­ce­dure by which Mr Brin­cat will be sub­sti­tuted in Par­lia­ment via a by-elec­tion. Clifton Grima is favourite to re­place him.

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