The Malta Independent 18 August 2019, Sunday

Partit Demokratiku announces second candidate for EP 2019 elections

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 15:07 Last update: about 10 months ago

Partit Demokratiku today announced its second candidate for the European Parliamentary elections being held in May 2019. Martin Cauchi Inglott, a retired Lieutenant Colonel of the Armed Forces of Malta and a former diplomat, will be running on PD’s ticket.

Cauchi Inglott said that he had proudly served Malta for nearly three decades and he would be honoured to continue serving Malta in the European Parliament. He decided to enter politics because he wanted to work for a better Malta. He stated that it had become clear to him that the next phase of service to his country had to come through active citizenship – fighting for good governance, for the environment, and for a healthier democracy without making compromises on these issues. The only viable political party which offers the above is Partit Demokratiku.


Cauchi Inglott added that if he is elected, his primary focus in the European Parliament would be on migration since he had operational experience dealing with migration at sea, and policy experience in the field in Brussels, but he hoped to cover other areas which affect Malta as well.

The Hon. Dr. Godfrey Farrugia, PD leader commented that Martin had been approved to run on PD’s ticket following an internal process that included interviews with a board of scrutiny.  Partit Demokratiku is building a people’s movement with the mission of fixing the broken system and renewing Malta.

About Martin Cauchi Inglott

Lt Col (Ret’d) Martin Cauchi Inglott is a retired senior Armed Forces of Malta naval officer who served as Commander of the Maritime Squadron between 2001 and 2008.

Martin relocated to Brussels during 2008 where he served as Military Representative to the EU and NATO Military Committees, and member of the FRONTEX Management Board on behalf of Malta. His final military appointment was as colonel with the EU Military Staff responsible for EU military engagement with the United Nations (UN), NATO, the US, China amongst others. Cauchi Inglott now serves as a consultant with the United Nations.

Cauchi Inglott joined PD in early 2018 and was appointed Assistant Secretary General in May 2018. Cauchi Inglott currently serves as Secretary General of PD and will continue doing so throughout the campaign.

Martin is married to Wenche and they have two sons: Mark, a serving officer in the AFM’s Maritime Squadron, and Kristian, a third year medical student.



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