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Toni Abela

Assumed office 
13 June 2008
Preceded by Michael Falzon

Nationality Maltese
Political party Labour (PL)
Spouse(s) Marisa
Children Estelle
Residence Hamrun
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholic
Website Toni Abela

Toni Abela (born June 1, 1954) is a Maltese politician.

Political career

  • Responsibilities within the Labour Party:
    • Deputy Leader Party Affairs (2008-)
    • President (1980-1989)

Toni had served as the President of the Labour since 1980.

Toni Abela and former Labour MP and Parliamentary whip Wenzu Mintoff was founded the new political party in 1989. He joined a number of environmental activists to form the new political party. Abela and Mintoff had resigned their posts in protest to the presence of certain elements in the Labour Party tainted with political violence and corruption. For this Abela was expelled from the Labour Party.

Toni Abela first stood for the Maltese General elections in 1992 on the 1st district when he obtained 6.619% of first preference votes and on 4th district when he obtained 10.43% of first preference votes. Following the 1998 result, Abela resigned from the party and returned to the Labour Party. Abela was to be elected to the post of Deputy Leader Party Affairs of the Labour Party on 13 June 2008.

He currently holds the greatest political comeback within a party in Maltese political history, being expelled from a party and later becoming deputy leader of the same party within 20 years.

He and his wife Marisa have three children.


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