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Ministerial Cabinets since 1921


1921 AD The Amery-Milner Constitution granting Self-Government. Opening of first Malta Parliament. Joseph Howard named first Head of Ministry (Prime Minister) with his office at the Governor’s Palace.

CABINET 1921-1924

Minister

Ministry

Joseph Howard

Head of Ministry

Finance

Dr Alf. Caruana Gatto

Justice

Mons Francesco Ferris

Education

Antonio Dalli

Public Works

Dr Ugo P Mifsud

Industry

Commerce

Posts

Fisheries & Agriculture

Prof Carm Mifsud

Health

Note:    In April 1922 a coalition was formed with the Labour Party.  Col William Savona became Minister for Posts, Agriculture & Fisheries.  Col Michael Dundon became Minister for Health. On 13th October 1922, Dr Francesco Buhagiar became Minister for Justice while Col Savona and Col  Dundon resigned in January 1923.  In their stead Dr Ugo P Mifsud became Minister for Posts, Antonio Dalli became Minister for Agriculture & Fisheries while Prof Carmelo Mifsud became Minister for Health again. In July 1923 Mons Enrico Dandria became Minister for Education and in October 1923 Dr Giovanni Adami became Minister for Public Works.

CABINET  18/8/1924 – 22/9/1924  

Minister Ministry
Dr Francesco Buhagiar  Head of Ministry
Dr Ugo P Mifsud Finance
Prof Carlo Mallia Justice
Mons Enrico Dandria Education
Dr Giovanni Adami Public Works
Dr Enrico Mizzi Posts, Commerce & Industry, Fisheries & Agriculture
Prof Carm Mifsud Health

Note:   Dr Francesco Buhagiar resigned in September 1924 to be appointed Judge of the Superior Courts.  

1924 AD Dr Ugo P Mifsud, upon elected Head of Ministry, transferred his office from a room in the Governor’s Palace to Auberge Aragon until March 1972 when the Prime Minister’s Office was transferred to Auberge de Castille.

CABINET  1924 – 1927  

Minister Ministry
Dr Ugo P Mifsud  Head of Ministry
Dr Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici  Finance
Prof Carlo Mallia Justice
Mons Enrico Dandria Education
Dr Giovanni Adami Public Works
Dr Enrico Mizzi PostsCommerce & Industry, Fisheries & Agriculture
Prof Carm Mifsud Health

   CABINET  1927 – 1930  

Minister Ministry
Sir Gerald Strickland  Head of Ministry & Justice
Col Achille Samut  Finance
Walter Salamone Customs, Agriculture & Fisheries
Prof Augusto Bartolo Education & Emigration
Edwin Vassallo Public Works
Dr Alfred Parnis Commerce & Industry
Prof Robert V Galea Health

Note:  In August 1929 Robbie Hamilton was appointed Minister for Posts.  In November 1929 Anthony Montano became Minister for Commerce & Industry. When the Constitution was suspended between June 1930 and June 1932 the Ministers were kept as consultants to the Governor.  They were: Gerald Strickland, Augusto Bartolo, Prof R.V. Galea, Edwin Vassallo, Walter Salamone, Robbie Hamilton & Anthony Montano.  

1930 AD 1921 Constitution suspended because of a political-religious dispute between Strickland and the Church.
1932 AD Constitution restored under British rule. Sir Ugo Mifsud becomes Prime  Minister.

CABINET  1932 – 1933  

Minister Ministry
Dr Ugo P Mifsud  Head of Ministry & Justice
Dr Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici Finance & Police
Dr Giuseppe Micallef Agriculture & Fisheries
Mons Enrico Dandria Education
Dr Giovanni Adami Public Works
Dr Enrico Mizzi Posts, Commerce & Industry, Customs
Not Salvatore Borg Olivier Health & Charitable Institutions

Note: Since Mons Dandria was seriously ill, Dr Enrico Mizzi was appointed Minister for Education, Dr Salvatore Borg Olivier added the Ministry for Posts in his portfolio, while the Prime Minister himself became also Minister for Commerce, Industry & Customs.  Mons Dandria died on 3rd July 1932.  

1933 AD Constitution withdrawn as Fascist Italy increases its influence on Malta. Malta reverts to the Crown Colony status it held in 1813.
1939 AD Macdonald Constitution: Council of Government to be elected. Lord Strickland’s Constitutional Party returned. 
1947 AD Restoration of Self-Government under British rule. Dr. Paul Boffa becomes Prime Minister with a landslide victory for the Malta Labour Party.

CABINET  1947 – 1950  

Minister Ministry
Dr Pawlu Boffa Head of Ministry
Dr A.F. Colombo Finance
A Schembri Adami Welfare & Labour
Dr GG Ganado Education
Dom Mintoff Public Works & Reconstruction
Bertram Camilleri Commerce & Industry
Prof P.P.  Debono Health
J.J. Cole Emigration

Note:  In February 1948 J.J. Cole was appointed also Minister for Welfare & Labour instead of Dr Schembri Adami who two months later was appointed Minister for Health.  In April 1948 Prof Debono resigned from Minister for Health and became Speaker of the House.  In August 1949 Dom Mintoff resigned from Minister of Public Works & Reconstruction.  In January 1950 Dr Schembri Adami became Minister for Public Works & Reconstruction while Dr Boffa added the Ministry of Health to his portfolio.  Bertram Camilleri resigned in May 1950 and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry was added to the portfolio of Dr Colombo who was already Minister of Finance.  

CABINET  September 1950 – December 1950  

Minister Ministry
Dr Nerik Mizzi Head of Ministry & Justice
Dr J Frendo Azopardi Finance
Dr G. Agius Muscat Health & Welfare
Dr Gorg Borg Olivier Education & Public Works
Dr Carmelo Caruana Commerce & Industry, Posts, Agriculture & Fisheries
Dr G.M. Camilleri Emigration & Labour

Note:  Dr Mizzi died in December 1950.  A new Cabinet was formed under the premiership of Dr Gorg Borg Olivier

CABINET  December 1950  –  May 1951  

Minister Ministry
Dr Gorg Borg Olivier Head of Ministry & Finance
Dr Fortunato Mizzi Justice
Dr G. Agius Muscat HealthWelfare
Dr J. Frendo Azopardi Education & Public Works
Dr Carmelo Caruana Commerce & Industry, Posts, Agriculture & Fisheries
Dr G.M. Camilleri Emigration & Labour

Note:  This was a minority government and an early election was called in May 1951  

CABINET  May 1951  –  December 1953  

Minister Ministry
Dr Gorg Borg Olivier Head of Ministry & Public Works
Dr J Frendo Azopardi Finance
Dr Guze’ Cassar Justice
Dr Pawlu Boffa Health & Social Services
Dr Fortunato Mizzi Education
Dr Carmelo Caruana Posts, Agriculture & Fisheries
Dr G.M. Camilleri Emigration & Labour
John Cole Industry & Commerce

Note:  Dr Fortunato Mizzi resigned in October 1952.  The Ministry of Education  was taken by Dr Carmelo Schembri. Dr G.M. Camilleri resigned in September 1952.  He was replaced by Dr T Caruana Demajo. In October 1953 Dr J Frendo Azopardi included the Ministry of Industry & Commerce to his existing portfolio of Ministry of Finance; Dr Antonio Paris was appointed Minister for Health & Social Services.  

CABINET   December 1953  –  March 1955  

Minister Ministry
Dr Gorg Borg Olivier Head of Ministry & Public Works
Dr J Frendo Azopardi Finance
Dr Giovanni Felice Justice
Dr Pawlu Boffa Health & Social Services
Dr Antonio Paris Education
Dr Carmelo Caruana Posts, Agriculture & Fisheries
John Cole Emigration & Labour
Dr T Caruana Demajo Industry & Commerce

  CABINET   1955 – 1958  

Minister Ministry
Dom Mintoff Head of Ministry & Finance
Guze’ Ellul Mercer Public Works & Reconstruction
Dr Guze’ Cassar Justice
Dr Albert V Hyzler Health & Social Services
Agatha Barbara Education
John J Cole Agriculture & Fisheries
Emmanuel Tabone Emigration & Labour
Cikku Bonaci Industry & Commerce

Note: In December 1955 the Ministry of Social Services was added to the portfolio of Emmanuel Tabone.  On 6th April 1956 Cikku Bonaci resigned due to health reasons and he was replaced by Not Guze’ Abela.  

1958 AD Talks between Valletta and Whitehall regarding the integration proposal break down.Dom Mintoff resigns as Prime Minister and a national strike called by the General Workers Union on 18th April ends in clashes between workers, police and British soldiers. Dr. Gorg Borg Olivier declines forming alternative government.Colonial Governor takes direct administration of the Islands under British rule
1959 AD Interim Constitution providing for Executive Council under British Rule.
1961 AD Blood Constitution published by Order-in-Council. This again provided for a measure of self-government for the now recognized “State” of Malta.
1964 AD 2-4 May 1964: Referendum on Independence Constitution.21 September 1964: Malta is granted independence from the United Kingdom as a Constitutional Monarchy, with Queen Elizabeth II as its Head of State, becoming a sovereign nation within the British Commonwealth.

CABINET  March 1962  –  1966  

Minister Ministry
Dr Gorg Borg Olivier Prime Minister, Finance & Economic Planning
Dr Giovanni Felice Industry & Tourism
Dr Antonio Paris Education
Dr Carmelo Caruana Agriculture & Fisheries & Communications
Dr Tom Caruana Demajo Justice
Dr A Cachia Zammit Labour, Emigration & Social Services
Dr Paolo Borg Olivier Health

  CABINET  1966 – 1971  

Minister Ministry
Dr Gorg Borg Olivier Prime Minister, Foreign Affairs & Commonwealth
Dr Giovanni Felice Finance, Customs & Ports
Dr Paolo Borg Olivier Education,Culture & Tourism
Not Guzi Spiteri Agriculture & Fisheries, Commerce & Industry
Dr Tom Caruana Demajo Justice, Housing & Parliamentary Affairs
Dr Censu Tabone Labour, Emigration & Social Services
Dr A Cachia Zammit Health
Dr Carmelo Caruana Public Works

 

1974 AD Malta becomes a Republic in the British Commonwealth.  New Republican Constitution declared on 13th December 1974

  CABINET  1971 – 1976  

Minister Ministry
Dom Mintoff Prime Minister, Foreign Affairs & Commonwealth
Dr Joseph Abela Finance & Customs
Agatha Barbara Education & Culture
Dr J Micallef Stafrace Agriculture & Fisheries, Commerce & Industry, Tourism
Dr Anton Buttigieg Justice & Parliamentary Affairs
Dr Guze’ Cassar Labour & Employment, Social Security
Dr Daniel Piscopo Health
Lorry Sant Public Works
Dr Albert V Hyzler Economic Planning
Wistin Abela Junior Minster Finance
Dr Patrick Holland Junior Minister OPM
Paul Xuereb Junior Minister OPM
Freddie Micallef Junior Minister Industry & Agriculture

Note: When Dr Joseph Micallef Stafrace resigned in October 1971, Paul Xuereb was appointed Minister in his stead.  In a cabinet reshuffle later on Dr A.V. Hyzler was appointed Minster for Health, Dr D Piscopo became Minister for Posts & Electricity, Dr Guze’ Cassar bacame Minister for Education and Agatha Barabara appointed Minister  for Labour, Employment & Social Security.  

CABINET  1976 – 1981  

Minister Ministry
Dom Mintoff Prime Minister, Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs, Home Affairs
Dr Joseph Abela Finance, Customs & Investments
Dr Guze’ Cassar Education
Dr Patrick Holland Commerce
Dr Anton Buttigieg Justice, Parliamentary Affairs, Land & Housing
Agatha Barbara Labour & Employment & Social Security & Culture
Dr Vincent Moran Health
Lorry Sant Public Works & Sports
Wistin Abela Economic Development, Energy, Ports & Telecommunications
Danny Cremona Industry, Agriculture & Fisheries
Freddie Micallef Parastatal Industry
Dr Daniel Piscopo Tourism

Note: Dr Anton Buttigieg resigned from Parliament to be appointed President of the Republic on 27th December 1976.  Dr Guze’ Cassar was appointed Minister for Justice, Parliamentary Affairs, Land & Housing.  Dr Philip Muscat was appointed Minster for Education.  When Dr Daniel Piscopo resigned from Minister in December 1978, Danny Cremona was appointed Minster for Tourism, Freddie Micallef was appointed Minister for Agriculture & Fisheries and Dr Patrick Holland became Minister for Industry & Commerce. When Dr Joseph Abela resigned in June 1979 his Ministry was passed on to Dr Guze’ Cassar and Dr Joseph Brincat was appointed Minister for Justice.  

CABINET  1981 – September 1983

Minister Ministry
Dom Mintoff Prime Minister
Lino Spiteri Finance
Dr Philip Muscat Education
Joseph Grima Industry
Dr Guze’ Cassar Justice & Parliamentary Affairs
Danny Cremona Labour & Employment & Social Services
Dr Vincent Moran Health & Environment
Lorry Sant Home Affairs & Sports
Wistin Abela Economic Development
Freddie Micallef Agriculture & Fisheries
Dr Patrick Holland Parastatal Investments
Reno Calleja Tourism
Karmenu Vella Public Works
Dr Alex Sciberras Trigona Foreign Affairs & Culture

Note:  In 1983 Dr Patrick Holland resigned from Minister due to health reasons.  Two new Ministers were appointed, namely Dr Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici as Minister for Labour and Social Welfare instead of Danny Cremona who died and Joe Debono Grech who was appointed Minister for Parastatal Investments.  

CABINET  September 1983 – December 1984  

Minister Ministry
Dom Mintoff Prime Minister & Home Affairs
Wistin Abela Finance, Economic Development, Customs & Ports
Dr Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici Education & Communications
Karmenu Vella Industry
Dr Guze’ Cassar Justice & Parliamentary Affairs
Freddie Micallef Labour, Employment & Social Services
Dr Vincent Moran Health & Environment
Lorry Sant Public Works & Sports
Joe Debono Grech Agriculture & Fisheries
Dr Philip Muscat Parastatal Investments
Joseph Grima Tourism
Lino Spiteri Economic Planning & Commerce
Dr Alex Sciberras Trigona Foreign Affairs & Culture

Note:  On 22nd December 1984 Dom Mintoff resigned from Prime Minister and passed on the premiership to Dr Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici  

CABINET  December 1984 – May 1987  

Minister Ministry
Dr Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici Prime Minister, Home Affairs, Education & Communications
Wistin Abela Finance, Economic Development, Customs & Ports
Karmenu Vella Industry
Dr Guze’ Cassar Justice & Parliamentary Affairs
Freddie Micallef Labour, Employment & Social Services
Dr Vincent Moran Health & Environment
Lorry Sant Public Works & Sports
Joe Debono Grech Agriculture & Fisheries
Dr Philip Muscat Parastatal Investments
Joseph Grima Tourism
Lino Spiteri Economic Planning & Commerce
Dr Alex Sciberras Trigona Foreign Affairs & Culture

  CABINET  May 1987 –   May 1990  

Minister Ministry
Dr Eddie Fenech Adami  Prime Minister
Dr Guido deMarco Justice & Home Affairs
Dr Censu Tabone Foreign Affairs
Dr Ugo Mifsud Bonnici Education
Dr Louis Galea Social Policy
Not George Bonello du Puis Finance
Michael Falzon Infrastructure
Lawrence Gatt Production Development
Dr Emmanuel Bonnici Tertiary Development
Anton Tabone Gozo
Parliamentary Secretary Portfolio
Dr George Hyzler Health
Dr John Rizzo Naudi Aged
Dr Joe Cassar Housing
Ninu Zammit Water & Energy
Pierre Muscat Posts & Telecommunications
John Dalli Industry
Dr Michael Refalo Tourism
Dr Joe Fenech Maritime Affairs

Note: Dr Censu Tabone resigned to be appointed President of the Republic on 4th April 1989.  On 5th April 1990 Pierre Muscat died.    On 3rd May 1990  a cabinet reshuffle was announced.  

CABINET  May 1990 –   1992

Minister Ministry
Dr Eddie Fenech Adami  Prime Minister
Dr Guido deMarco Justice & Foreign Affairs
Dr Ugo Mifsud Bonnici Education & Home Affairs
Dr Louis Galea Social Policy
Not George Bonello du Puis Finance
Michael Falzon Infrastructure
Lawrence Gatt Agriculture & Fisheries
Dr Emmanuel Bonnici Tertiary Development
Anton Tabone Gozo
John Dalli Economic Affairs
Parliamentary Secretary Portfolio
Dr George Hyzler Health
Dr John Rizzo Naudi Aged
Dr Joe Cassar Housing
Ninu Zammit Water & Energy
Dr Francis Zammit Dimech Telecommunications & Transport
John Dalli Industry
Dr Michael Refalo Tourism
Dr Joe Fenech Maritime  & Offshore Affairs
Dr Stanley Zammit Environment
Dr Michael Frendo Youth, Culture & Consumer Protection

  CABINET  1992 – 1996  

Minister Ministry
Dr Eddie Fenech Adami  Prime Minister
Dr Guido deMarco Foreign Affairs
Dr Ugo Mifsud Bonnici Education, Human Resources
Dr Louis Galea Home Affairs & Social Policy
Not George Bonello du Puis Economic Services
Michael Falzon Environment
Lawrence Gatt Food, Agriculture & Fisheries
Dr George Hyzler Health
Anton Tabone Gozo
John Dalli Finance
Dr Joseph Fenech Justice
Dr Michael Frendo Youth & Arts
Dr Francis Zammit Dimech Transport & Communications
Parliamentary Secretary Portfolio
Dr John Rizzo Naudi Social Policy
Dr Antoine Mifsud Bonnici Social Policy
Ninu Zammit Water & Energy
Dr Joseph Cassar Human Resources
Dr Michael Refalo Tourism
Censu Galea Social Policy
Dr Stanley Zammit Environment

Note: Dr Ugo Mifsud Bonnici resigned in March 1994 to be appointed President of the Republic.  Michael Falzon became Minister for Education, Francis Zammit Dimech became Minister for Infrastructure and Michael Frendo became Minister for Tansport & Communications.  

CABINET  1996 – 1998  

Minister Ministry
Dr Alfred Sant   Prime Minister, Home Affairs & Gozo
Dr George Vella Foreign Affairs & Environment
Evarist Bartolo Education & National Culture
Dr Edwin Grech Social Security
Dr John Attard Montalto Industry
Charles Buhagiar Public Works & Construction
Dr Michael Farrugia Health Care for the Elderly & Family Affairs
Leo Brincat Commerce
Lino Spiteri Finance & Economic Affairs
Dr Charles Mangion Justice & Local Government
Karmenu Vella Tourism
Freddie Portelli Housing
Noel Farrugia Agriculture & Fisheries
Joe Mizzi Without portfolio at OPM
Parliamentary Secretary Portfolio
Dr Gavin Gulia Self employed
Joe Cilia Youth, Sport & Arts
Dr Anton Refalo OPM – Gozo
Helena Dalli OPM – Women’s Rights
Dr Louis Buhagiar Care for Elderly

Note:  Dr Lino Spiteri resigned in March 1997.  The ministry of finance was added to the portfolio of Leo Brincat and the ministry of Economic affairs was added to the portfolio of Dr J Attard Montalto. Dr Charles Mangion resigned in February 1998 and  Dr Gavin Gulia was appointed Minister for Justice.    

CABINET  1998 – 2003  

Minister Ministry
Dr Eddie Fenech Adami  Prime Minister
Dr Guido deMarco Foreign Affairs
Dr Louis Galea Education
Dr Lawrence Gonzi Social Policy
Profs Josef Bonnici Economic Services
Francis Zammit Dimech Environment
Ninu Zammit Food, Agriculture & Fisheries
Louis Deguara Health
Giovanna Debono Gozo
John Dalli Finance
Dr Tonio Borg Justice
Dr Michael Refalo Tourism
Dr Censu Galea Transport & Communications

Note:  A number of Parliamentary Secretaries were appointed to help in the Ministries. Dr Guido DeMarco resigned in March 1999 to be appointed President of the Republic.  Dr Joe Borg was appointed MInister for Foreign Affairs.

CABINET  2003 – March 2004  

Minister Ministry
Dr Eddie Fenech Adami  Prime Minister
Dr Lawrence Gonzi Social Policy & Parliamentary Affairs
Dr Louis Galea Education, Employment & Training
John Dalli Finance & Economic Affairs
Dr Francis Zammit Dimech Tourism
Censu Galea Transport & Communications
Dr Tonio Borg JusticeHome Affairs
Ninu Zammit Resources & Infrastructure
Giovanna Debono Gozo
Dr Louis Deguara Health
Dr Austin Gatt Information Technology & Investment
Dr Joe Borg Foreign Affairs
George Pullicino Rural Affairs
Jesmond Mugliett Youth & Arts
Parliamentary Secretary Portfolio
Dolores Cristina Social Policy
Dr Frans Agius Social Policy
Edwin Vassallo Economic Affairs
Not Tony Abela Economic Affairs
Dr Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici Justice & Home Affairs

Note: Dr Eddie Fenech Adami resigned from Prime Minister  and Leader of the Nationalist Party in March 2004.  In April 2004 he was appointed President of the Republic  

CABINET  March 2004 –  February 2008  

Minister Ministry
Dr Lawrence Gonzi  Prime Minister & Finance
Dr Tonio Borg JusticeHome Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs
Dr Louis Galea Education, Employment & TrainingYouth & Sport
John Dalli Foreign Affairs
Dr Francis Zammit Dimech TourismArts & Cultural Heritage
Jesmond Mugliett Transport & Urban Development Projects
Dolores Cristina Family & Social Solidarity
Ninu Zammit Resources & Infrastructure
Giovanna Debono Gozo
Dr Louis Deguara Health
Dr Austin Gatt Communications & National Projects
Dr Joe Borg Foreign Affairs
George Pullicino Rural Affairs & Environment
Censu Galea Communications & Competition Policy
Parliamentary Secretary Portfolio
Dr Michael Frendo Foreign Affairs
Tonio Fenech Finance
Helen Damato Health
Edwin Vassallo Competition policy
Dr Francis Agius Rural Affairs
Dr Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici Justice

 Note: In July 2004 John Dalli resigned from Foreign Minister citing attacks by members of his own party, following allegations into awards of contracts for medical equipment and airline ticketing. All allegations against him were proven false, by the auditor general and by the police. The person who appeared as the author of the allegations was sentenced for two years in prison. Dalli remained a backbench MP. In 2007 the Prime Minister, after admitting that accusations against Dalli had been disproved, appointed Dalli as a personal consultant.  Dr Michael Frendo was appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs.  

CABINET  March 2008 – January 2012  

Minister Ministry
Dr Lawrence Gonzi  Prime Minister,Tourism & Environment
Dr Tonio Borg Foreign Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs
John Dalli Social policy
Dolores Cristina Education & Culture
Giovanna Debono Gozo
Dr Austin Gatt Information Technology & Investment Privitisation
Dr Carm Mifsud Bonnici Justice  & Home Affairs
George Pullicino Rural Affairs Resources
Tonio Fenech Finance Economy & Investment
Parliamentary Secretary Portfolio
Dr Mario Demarco Tourism
Dr Chris Said Public Dialogue & Information
Dr Jason azzopardi Revenues & Land
Dr Joseph Cassar Health
Mario Galea Elderly & Community Care
Clyde Puli Youth & Sport

Note: John Dalli resigned as Minister and as Member of Parliament on 10 February 2010 on his appointment as European Commissioner. His Social Policy Portfolio was added to Dolores Cristina’s portfolio.  Dr Joseph Cassar was appointed Minister for Health.  

CABINET  January 2012 – March 2013  

Minister Ministry
Dr Lawrence Gonzi  Prime Minister
Dr Tonio Borg Foreign Affairs
Dr Joseph Cassar Health
Dolores Cristina Education & Employment
Giovanna Debono Gozo
Dr Austin Gatt Infrastructure, Transport & Communications
Dr Carm Mifsud Bonnici Home  & Parliamentary Affairs, Local Government
George Pullicino Rural AffairsResources
Tonio Fenech FinanceEconomy & Investment
Dr Mario Demarco TourismCulture & Environment
Dr Chris Said Justice, Dialogue & the Family
Dr Jason Azzopardi Fair  Competition Small Business Consumers
Parliamentary Secretary Portfolio
Mario Galea Elderly & Community Care
Clyde Puli Youth & Sport

Note: Dr Carm Mifsud Bonnici resigned from Minister for Home & Parliamentary Affairs and Local Government following a no confidence vote in Parliament on 30 May 2012.  It was the first time in living memory that a minister lost a confidence vote. The Ministry for Home Affairs  and Local Government was taken over by the Prime Minister while Dr Tonio Borg took over Parliamentary Affairs. Dr Tonio Borg resigned as Minister for Foreign & Parliamentary Affairs and as Member of Parliament on 27 Novemner 2012 on his appointment as European Commissioner after the resignation of John Dalli.  Dr Francis Zammit Dimech was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs on 28 November 2012.

CABINET  13 March 2013 to 2 April 2014

Minister Ministry
Dr Joseph Muscat  Prime Minister
Louis Grech EU Affairs
Dr George Vella Foreign Affairs
Karmenu Vella Tourism
Evarist Bartolo Education & Employment
Joe Mizzi Transport & Infrastructure
Leo Brincat Sustainable Development, Environment & Climate Change
Dr Anton Refalo Gozo
Dr Helena Dalli Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs & Civil Rights
Dr Christian Cardona Economy, Investments & Small Business
Dr Marie Louise Coleiro Family Affairs & Social Policy
Dr Emanuel Mallia Home Affairs & National Security
Dr Edward Scicluna Finance
Dr Konrad Mizzi Energy & Water Conservation
Dr Godfrey Farrugia Health
Parliamentary Secretary Portfolio
Dr Michael Farrugia Planning & Administrative simplification (OPM)
Dr Ian Borg EU funds  & EU Presidency 2017 (EU Affairs)
Dr Jose’ Herrera Local Government & Culture (Tourism)
Stefan Buontempo Research & Innovation, Youth & Sport (Education)
Roderick Galdes Agriculture, Fishing & Animal Rights
Dr Owen Bonnici Justice
Dr Edward Zammit Lewis Competitiveness and Economic Growth.
Dr Franco Mercieca Active ageing and disability rights

Note: In June 2013 the Parliamentary Secretary for Justice was transferred under the Prime Minister’s portfolio to keep home affairs and justice separate.

On 29 March 2014 the Health Minister, Dr Godfrey Farrugia, resigned stating that he could no longer accept the position. In his letter of resignation, Dr Farrugia thanked the Prime Minister for offering him the post of Social Policy Minister but said he could not accept the position.  Dr Farrugia said in his letter to Dr Muscat  that when he became Health Minister, he saw this as a golden opportunity to strengthen his services for the dignity and needs of patients and said he was convinced that in the year he had been in office he and his colleagues had created the basis for the sector to become sustainable.

Also on 29 March 2014 Parliamentary Secretary Dr Franco Mercieca revealed that weeks before he had told the Prime Minister of his intention to resign  since he considered his vocation to be ophthalmology.

On 2 April 2014 Marie Louise Coleiro was appointed the ninth President of the Republic.

The new cabinet was announced on Saturday 29 March 2014 in the afternoon but the appointments took effect on Wednesday 2 April after Marie Louise Coleiro was appointed President of the Republic.

CABINET  2 April  2014 to date

Minister Ministry
Dr Joseph Muscat Prime Minister
Louis Grech EU Affairs
Dr George Vella Foreign Affairs
Dr Edward Zammit Lewis Tourism
Evarist Bartolo Education & Employment
Joe Mizzi Transport & Infrastructure
Leo Brincat Sustainable Development, Environment & Climate Change
Dr Anton Refalo Gozo
Dr Helena Dalli Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs & Civil Rights
Dr Christian Cardona Economy, Investments & Small Business
Dr Michael Farrugia Family Affairs & Social Solidarity
Dr Emanuel Mallia Home Affairs & National Security
Dr Edward Scicluna Finance
Dr Konrad Mizzi Energy & Water Conservation Health
Dr Owen Bonnici Justice, Culture & Local Government
Parliamentary Secretary Portfolio
Dr Michael Falzon Planning & Administrative simplification (OPM)
Dr Ian Borg EU funds & EU Presidency 2017 (EU Affairs)
Dr Chris Fearne Health
Stefan Buontempo  Local Government & Culture
Roderick Galdes Agriculture, Fishing & Animal Rights
Dr Owen Bonnici Justice
Dr Jose’ Herrera Competitiveness and Economic Growth.
Dr Justyne Caruana Active ageing and disability rights
Chris Agius Research, Innovation, Youth & Sports

Note: On Tuesday 9 December 2014, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat formally dismissed Home Affairs Minister Manuel Mallia after Dr Mallia failed to submit his resignation as requested on 8 December 2014 after the publication of an inquiry report into the shooting incident on 19 November 2014 involving his driver.

On 9 December 2014 Carmelo Abela was appointed Minister for Home Affairs and National Security. However there have been slight changes in the ministerial portfolio, with PBS moving from the Ministry of Home Affairs to the Ministry of Justice and Culture (under Dr Owen Bonnici) and responsibility for the film industry being transferred to the Ministry of Tourism (under Dr Edward Zammit Lewis).

Great care has been taken to have accurate data as possible but if there are inaccuracies or you have updated data please e-mail me on v@vassallomalta.com

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2 responses to “Ministerial Cabinets since 1921

  1. John Cole (Ivan)

    October 14, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Hi, I thank you for this information. Wanted to know how long my uncle J J Cole served in the cabinet.

     
  2. Michael Kors Sale

    April 1, 2013 at 11:06 am

    Hurrah, that’s what I was seeking for, what a material! present here at this weblog, thanks admin of this website.

     

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