Prime Minister of Malta


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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Robert Abela

since 13 January 2020
StyleThe Honourable
Member ofCabinet
European Council
AppointerPresident of Malta
Inaugural holderJoseph Howard


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.


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 89)
Eddie Fenech Adami 1987–1996
(1934-02-07) February 7, 1934 (age 89)
Alfred Sant 1996–1998 (1948-02-28) February 28, 1948 (age 75)
Lawrence Gonzi 2004–2013 (1953-07-01) July 1, 1953 (age 69)
Joseph Muscat 2013–2020 (1974-01-22) January 22, 1974 (age 49)


  1. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-28. Retrieved 2011-03-08.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Office of the Prime Minister - About OPM". Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2009-08-14.