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Govt confirms delegates to Commonwealth Youth Parliament

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The Gibraltar Government yesterday announced the two delegates who will represent Gibraltar at the Commonwealth Youth Parliament following an essay competition.

Justin Montovio and Joey Pitaluga will participate in virtual sessions that will run from October 18 to October 22.

The sessions will be held online due to the impact of the Covid-19 on travel.

Gibraltar sent delegates to the Commonwealth Youth Parliament for the first time in 2018, when it was held in Jersey, and then again to the meeting in Delhi, India, in 2019.

Gibraltarian delegates have participated in virtual meetings held since then.

“Delegates are expected to connect to this meeting from all over the Commonwealth,” No.6 Convent Place said.

“They will be guided by representatives of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) as they experience different aspects of parliamentary democracy, including debating, voting and passing a Bill through its different stages until it becomes a law.”

The Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia, who is the Minister with responsibility for relations with the Commonwealth, briefed the two delegates in advance of the event during a virtual meeting yesterday afternoon.

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