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Speaker of
of the House of Representatives of Malta
Coat of arms of Malta.svg
Coat of Arms of the Republic of Malta
Incumbent
Louis Galea

since 2008
Style Mr.Speaker
Appointer Edward Fenech Adami
as the Head of State
Term length One Legislature
Inaugural holder Paolo Pace
Formation 1962
Website http://www.parliament.gov.mt
Malta

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives of Malta is the head of the legislative branch of the Republic of Malta. The Speaker is responsible for controlling the flow of House business and acts as "referee" during debates. It is the Speaker's duty to ensure that the rules of the House for conducting its business are followed and that all Members of the House have an opportunity to take part in debates. Balancing the right of the majority to conduct business with the right of the minority to be heard is one of the Speaker's most difficult tasks. Because it is essential that the Speaker be seen to be above party politics, he/she does not take part in debate or vote, unless there is a tie. All remarks made in the House must be addressed to the Speaker, and no Members may stand when the Speaker is standing.

Speakers of the House of Representatives of Malta (since Independence)

# Name Took Office Left Office
1 Paolo Pace February 1962 February, 1966
2 Alfred Bonnici April 1966 June 1971
3 Emmanuel Attard Bezzina June 1971 September 1976
4 Nestu Laiviera September 1976 January 1978
5 Kalċidon Agius January 1978 February 1982
6 Daniel Micallef February 1982 July 1986
7 Paul Xuereb July 1986 February 1987
8 Joseph M. Baldacchino February 1987 May 1987
9 Jimmy Farrugia May 1987 October 1988
10 Lawrence Gonzi October 1988 September 1996
11 Myriam Spiteri Debono September 1996 August 1998
12 Anton Tabone October 1998 May 2008
13 Louis Galea May 2008 Incumbent
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