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The Prime Minister of Malta (Maltese: Prim Ministru ta' Malta) is the Head of Government, which is the highest official of Malta. The office of "Head of Ministry" was created as soon as Malta was granted autonomous government in 1921.[1]

Prime Minister of Malta
Prim Ministru ta' Malta
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Incumbent
Joseph Muscat

since 11 March 2013
StyleThe Honourable
Member ofCabinet
European Council
ResidenceMalta
AppointerPresident of Malta
Inaugural holderJoseph Howard
Formation1923
Websitehttp://opm.gov.mt/

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AppointmentEdit

The President of Malta, who heads the Executive branch, appoints the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister advises the President on the appointment of the other Ministers.

RoleEdit

As minister in his own right[2] the Prime Minister is responsible for a number of departments of government. The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has been based at the Auberge de Castille in Valletta since 1972, playing a central role in decision-making apart from being the administrative headquarters of the Government.

Living former prime ministersEdit

Name Term Date of birth
Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici 1984–1987 (1933-07-17) July 17, 1933 (age 86)
Eddie Fenech Adami 1987–1996
1998–2004
(1934-02-07) February 7, 1934 (age 85)
Alfred Sant 1996–1998 (1948-02-28) February 28, 1948 (age 71)
Lawrence Gonzi 2004–2013 (1953-07-01) July 1, 1953 (age 66)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2011-03-08.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2009-08-14.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)