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    Malta Government - 2004
    https://immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/malta/malta_government.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Malta
      conventional short form: Malta
      local short form: Malta
      local long form: Repubblika ta' Malta

      Government type:
      republic

      Capital:
      Valletta

      Administrative divisions:
      none (administered directly from Valletta); note - Local Councils carry out administrative orders

      Independence:
      21 September 1964 (from UK)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 21 September (1964)

      Constitution:
      1964 constitution substantially amended on 13 December 1974 and again in 1987

      Legal system:
      based on English common law and Roman civil law; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Eddie FENECH ADAMI (since 4 April 2004)
      head of government: Prime Minister Lawrence GONZI
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president on the advice of the prime minister
      elections: president elected by the House of Representatives for a five-year term; election last held 29 March 2004 (next to be held by April 2009); following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or leader of a majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the president for a five-year term; the deputy prime minister is appointed by the president on the advice of the prime minister
      election results: Eddie FENECH ADAMI elected president; percent of House of Representatives vote - 33 out of 65 votes

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral House of Representatives (usually 65 seats; note - additional seats are given to the party with the largest popular vote to ensure a legislative majority; members are elected by popular vote on the basis of proportional representation to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 12 April 2003 (next to be held by April 2008)
      election results: percent of vote by party - PN 51.7%, MLP 47.6%, AD 0.7%; seats by party - PN 34, MLP 31

      Judicial branch:
      Constitutional Court; Court of Appeal; judges for both courts are appointed by the president on the advice of the prime minister

      Political parties and leaders:
      Alternativa Demokratika/Alliance for Social Justice or AD [Harry VASSALLO]; Malta Labor Party or MLP [Alfred SANT]; Nationalist Party or PN [Edward FENECH ADAMI]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      C, CE, EBRD, EU (new member), FAO, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICFTU, ICRM, IFAD, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO, ITU, NAM, OPCW, OSCE, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTrO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador John LOWELL
      consulate(s): New York
      FAX: [1] (202) 387-5470
      telephone: [1] (202) 462-3611, 3612
      chancery: 2017 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Anthony H. GIOIA
      embassy: 3rd Floor, Development House, Saint Anne Street, Floriana, Malta VLT 01
      mailing address: P. O. Box 535, Valletta, Malta
      telephone: [356] 21-235-960
      FAX: [356] 2124-3229

      Flag description:
      two equal vertical bands of white (hoist side) and red; in the upper hoist-side corner is a representation of the George Cross, edged in red


      NOTE: The information regarding Malta on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Malta Government 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Malta Government 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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