Angelo Farrugia

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Mr. Speaker
Angelo Farrugia (Anġlu)
MP
Speaker of the House of Representatives of Malta
Incumbent
Assumed office
6 April 2013
Preceded by Michael Frendo
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
In office
13 June 2008 – 20 December 2012
Preceded by Charles Mangion
Succeeded by Louis Grech
Member of Parliament
In office
27 October 1996 – 9 March 2013
Personal details
Born (1955-12-29) December 29, 1955 (age 58)
Mosta, Malta
Political party Labour (PL)
Spouse(s) Carmen née Zammit
Children Caroline
Residence Mosta
Profession Advocate
Religion Roman Catholic
Website www.anglufarrugia.com
www.partitlaburista.org

Angelo "Anġlu" Farrugia (born 29 December 1955) is a Maltese politician who is currently the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Malta. Previously he served Deputy Leader of the Labour Party,[1] a Member of Parliament and Shadow Minister for work, workers' rights and parliamentary affairs.

Family[edit]

Farrugia was born in Mosta and is married to Carmen née Zammit and they have a daughter, Caroline, also a lawyer.[2]

Political life[edit]

Prior to entering politics, Farrugia had served from 1977 to 1996 as a police officer reaching the rank of Superintendent.[3] In 1987 Farrugia enrolled in the law course at the University of Malta, eventually obtaining the degrees of LL.D. and M.Jur. (magna cum laude).[4]

He was first elected to Parliament in 1996, and subsequently elected again in 1998, 2003 and 2008. He served on the House Committee of the Consideration of Bills as Chairman (1996–98) and as member (since 1998). Between 1998 and 2008 Farrugia served as Shadow Minister for Justice and in 2008 was elected Labour's Deputy Leader of Parliamentary Affairs. He was also appointed Opposition Spokesperson for Employment and Workers' Rights in the same year.

Farrugia resigned as Deputy Leader in 2012 following comments he had made about a member of the judiciary.[5] Farrugia subsequently announced his decision to not stand for the general election in 2013.[6]

In April 2013 he was nominated as Speaker of the House of Representatives, succeeding Michael Frendo.

Activities in international organisations[edit]

Farrugia was appointed as Head of Malta's Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly delegation in 1996.[7]

He has since served on a number of EU and OSCE missions as an international observer for various elections, including Georgia (1999), the Presidential Election in Palestinian Authority (2004), the 2004 US Presidential Election, the Montenegrin independence referendum (2006) and the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Zambia 2006.

He is also a member of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's Standing Committee on Human Rights.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] timesofmalta.com, 20 Dec 2012, retrieved on 21 December 2012
  2. ^ Biography anglufarragia.org, retrieved on 8 December 2010
  3. ^ "Anglu Farrugia resigns, deputy leadership contest next week [WATCH". Maltatoday.com.mt. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  4. ^ http://www.zoominfo.com/#!search/profile/person?personId=628143318&targetid=profile
  5. ^ "Video: Anġlu Farrugia resigns - Immediate election - Gonzi: 'There is more to it'". Times of Malta. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  6. ^ "Update 3: Farrugia is still 'relevant'- Muscat". Times of Malta. Retrieved 2013-04-06. 
  7. ^ MLP deputy leader for parliamentary affairs election tomorrow: A race between three Malta Independent, retrieved on 8 December 2010
Party political offices
Preceded by
Charles Mangion
Deputy Leader of the Malta Labour Party
Parliamentary Affairs

2008–2012
Succeeded by
Louis Grech