George Pullicino

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George Pullicino
George Pullicino 2009.jpg
George Pullicino in 2009.
Minister for Resources and Rural Affairs
In office
12 April 2003 – 10 March 2013
PresidentGuido de Marco
Eddie Fenech Adami
George Abela
Prime MinisterEddie Fenech Adami
Lawrence Gonzi
Preceded byNinu Zammit
Personal details
Born (1964-05-12) 12 May 1964 (age 58)
Political partyNationalist Party
SpouseMaria Lourdes

George Pullicino (born May 12, 1964) is a former Maltese politician, who served as Minister for Resources and Rural Affairs in a number of Nationalist Governments (Maltese: Ministru għal l-Affarijiet Rurali u r-Riżorsi).


He finished his education at the University of Malta as an architect and specializing in urban planning.

Political career[edit]

As a Nationalist Party candidate, Pullicino unsuccessfully contested the 1992 general election before being elected to the House of Representatives of Malta in the 1996 general election; he was re-elected in the September 1998 general election. Following the 1998 election, in which the Nationalist Party returned to power, Pullicino was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry for Home Affairs; he was subsequently named as Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry for Home Affairs and the Environment in March 2002.[1]

Pullicino was appointed as Minister for Rural Affairs and the Environment after the April 2003 general election, with a portfolio that included the Agriculture and Fisheries sectors, Rural Development, the Environment and the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA).[1]

Pullicino was retained in his position in the March 2004 Cabinet reshuffle with a portfolio that was expanded to include implementation of a Waste Management Strategy for the Maltese Islands.[1]

Following the March 2008 general election, which the Nationalists won by a narrow margin, Pullicino was retained in his post, but the Malta Environmental Planning Authority (MEPA) was retained by Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi. He served as a Nationalist Member of Parliament, after the 2013 General Election, but failed to be re-elected in 2017.


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