President of Malta

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President of Malta
President ta' Malta
Flag of the President of Malta.svg
Presidential Standard
George William Vella.jpg
Incumbent
George Vella

since 4 April 2019
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]

List of Presidents[change | change source]

Status

     Denotes Acting President

President
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Elected Political affiliation
(at time of appointment)
Prime Minister
Took office Left office
1 Sir Anthony Mamo
(1909–2008)
Sir Anthony Mamo.jpg 13 December 1974 27 December 1976 Independent Dom Mintoff
2 Anton Buttigieg
(1912–1983)
Dr. Anton Buttigieg.jpg 27 December 1976 27 December 1981 Labour Party Mintoff
Albert Hyzler
(1916–1993)
Dr. Albert V. Hyzler.jpg 27 December 1981 15 February 1982 Labour Party Mintoff
3 Agatha Barbara
(1923–2002)
Ms Agatha Barbara.jpg 15 February 1982 15 February 1987 Labour Party Mintoff
Mifsud Bonnici
Paul Xuereb
(1923–1994)
Mr Paul Xuereb.jpg 15 February 1987 4 April 1989 Labour Party Mifsud Bonnici
Fenech Adami
4 Ċensu Tabone
(1913–2012)
Dr. Censu Tabone.jpg 4 April 1989 4 April 1994 Nationalist Party Fenech Adami
5 Ugo Mifsud Bonnici
(born 1932)
Dr Ugo Mifsud Bonnici.jpg 4 April 1994 4 April 1999 Nationalist Party Fenech Adami
Sant
Fenech Adami
6 Guido de Marco
(1931–2010)
Guido de Marco 2003 crop.jpg 4 April 1999 4 April 2004 Nationalist Party Fenech Adami
Gonzi
7 Eddie Fenech Adami
(born 1934)
Edward Fenech Adami.jpg 4 April 2004 4 April 2009 Nationalist Party Gonzi
8 George Abela
(born 1948)
Photo-president-malta-abela.JPG 4 April 2009 4 April 2014 2009 Labour Party Gonzi
Muscat
9 Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca
(born 1958)
Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.jpg 4 April 2014 4 April 2019 2014 Labour Party Muscat
10 George Vella
(born 1942)
George William Vella.jpg 4 April 2019 Incumbent
(Term ends on 4 April 2024)
2019 Labour Party Muscat

Living former heads of state[change | change source]

As of 4 April 2019 there are five 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)
Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.jpg Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca 2014–2019 President of Malta (1958-12-07) 7 December 1958 (age 60)

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