President of Malta

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President of Malta
President ta' Malta
Flag of the President of Malta.svg
Presidential Standard
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Incumbent
Marie Louise Coleiro Preca

since 4 April 2014
StyleHis/Her Excellency
ResidenceSan Anton Palace
AppointerHouse of Representatives
Term length5 years
Inaugural holderAnthony Mamo
Formation13 December 1974
Salary61,700 / annually[1]
Websitehttps://president.gov.mt/

The President of Malta (Maltese: President ta' Malta) is the head of state of Malta. The President is appointed by a resolution of the House of Representatives of Malta for a five-year term, taking an oath to "preserve, protect and defend" the Constitution.[2]

The President of Malta also resides directly or indirectly in all three branches of the state. They are part of Parliament and responsible for the appointment of the judiciary. They also help appoint the Prime Minister.[3]

Living former heads of state[change | change source]

There are four living former Maltese Heads of State:

Image Name Term/Reign Office Date of birth
Elizabeth II greets NASA GSFC employees, May 8, 2007 edit.jpg Elizabeth II 1964–1974 Queen of Malta (1926-04-21) 21 April 1926 (age 93)
Dr Ugo Mifsud Bonnici.jpg Ugo Mifsud Bonnici 1994–1999 President of Malta (1932-11-08) 8 November 1932 (age 86)
Edward Fenech Adami.jpg Eddie Fenech Adami 2004–2009 President of Malta (1934-02-07) 7 February 1934 (age 85)
Photo-president-malta-abela.JPG George Abela 2009–2014 President of Malta (1948-04-22) 22 April 1948 (age 71)

References[change | change source]

  1. CHAPTER 186 PRESIDENT OF MALTA AND OTHER OFFICERS (SALARIES) ACT
  2. Article 50 and the Second Schedule of the Constitution of Malta
  3. Articles 51, 96 and 78 of the Constitution of Malta