Prime Minister of Malta
|Prime Minister of Malta |
Prim Ministru ta' Malta
Coat of Arms of the Republic of Malta
|Appointer||President of Malta|
|Inaugural holder||Joseph Howard|
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.
Appointment[change | change source]
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.
Role[change | change source]
As minister in his own right 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 ministers[change | change source]
|Name||Term||Date of birth|
|Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici||1984–1987||July 17, 1933|
|Eddie Fenech Adami||1987–1996
|February 7, 1934|
|Alfred Sant||1996–1998||February 28, 1948|
|Lawrence Gonzi||2004–2013||July 1, 1953|
|Joseph Muscat||2013–2020||January 22, 1974|
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