Leader of the Opposition (Malta)

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Leader of the Opposition of Malta
Kap tal-Oppożizzjoni ta' Malta
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Incumbent
Simon Busuttil

since 13 May 2013
Style The Honourable
Appointer George Abela
as the President of Malta
Term length General Elections are held every five years at a maximum, but may be held sooner. The Leader of the Opposition is by convention the leader of the most powerful party in the House of Representatives not in government. No term limits are imposed on the office.
Inaugural holder Gerald Strickland
Formation October 1921
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The Leader of the Opposition of Malta is by convention the leader of the most powerful party in the House of Representatives not in government. The Leader of the Opposition is appointed by the President of Malta, with the President making his or her decision based on the situation within the Maltese parliament.

The Office is constitutional in nature and the Leader of Opposition is normally viewed as an alternative Prime Minister, and must be a member of the House of Representatives of Malta. The post did not exist in the period between 1933 and 1947 or the period between 1958 and 1962.

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