List of Leaders of the Opposition of Malta

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Twelve people have served as Leader of the Opposition of Malta since the office was established in 1921. The post did not exist in the period between 1933 and 1947 and also in the period between 1958 and 1962.

Leader of the Opposition Term of Office Political Party
# Portrait Name # Took Office Left Office
1 Gerald Strickland 1930s.jpg Gerald Strickland 1st October 1921 August 1927 Constitutional Party
2 Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (1837-1952).svg Ugo Pasquale Mifsud August 1927 June 1932 Nationalist Party
(1) Gerald Strickland 1930s.jpg Gerald Strickland 2nd June 1932 November 1933 Constitutional Party
Office Abolished (November 1933 - November 1947)
3 Enrico Mizzi.JPG Enrico Mizzi November 1947 September 1950 Nationalist Party
4 Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom.svg Dom Mintoff 1st September 1950 March 1955 Labour Party
5 Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom.svg Giorgio Borġ Olivier 1st March 1955 April 1958 Nationalist Party
Office Abolished (April 1958 - March 1962)
(4) Coat of arms of Malta 1964-1975.svg Dom Mintoff 2nd March 1962 June 1971 Labour Party
(5) Coat of Arms of Malta 1975-1988.jpg Giorgio Borġ Olivier 2nd June 1971 1977 Nationalist Party
6 Edward Fenech Adami.jpg Eddie Fenech Adami 1st 1977 May 1987 Nationalist Party
7 Coat of arms of Malta.svg Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici May 1987 March 1992 Labour Party
8 Coat of arms of Malta.svg Alfred Sant 1st March 1992 October 1996 Labour Party
(6) Edward Fenech Adami.jpg Eddie Fenech Adami 2nd October 1996 September 1998 Nationalist Party
(8) Coat of arms of Malta.svg Alfred Sant 2nd September 1998 June 2008 Labour Party
9 Coat of arms of Malta.svg Charles Mangion June 2008 October 2008 Labour Party
10 Joseph Muscat.jpg Joseph Muscat October 2008 March 2013 Labour Party
11 Lawrence Gonzi 2009.jpg Lawrence Gonzi March 2013 May 2013 Nationalist Party
12 SimonProfile.jpg Simon Busuttil May 2013 Incumbent Nationalist Party

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