Leader of the Opposition (Malta)

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.

Leader of the Opposition of Malta
Kap tal-Oppożizzjoni ta' Malta
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Incumbent
Adrian Delia

since 6 October 2017
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerPresident of Malta
Term lengthGeneral 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 holderGerald Strickland
FormationOctober 1921

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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